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Scenic Rim border checkpoints to be removed tomorrow

The border checkpoints in the Scenic Rim will be removed and travellers will no longer have to show proof of a negative COVID-19 test from early tomorrow.

The Summerland Way border will open at 1am and Lions Road at 5am.

Beaudesert police have been monitoring the Queensland/New South Wales border at Palen Creek since entry restrictions were introduced in 2020.

The decision to remove the border checkpoints came with the Omicron variant already widespread in the community and 90 percent of eligible Queenslanders expected to be fully vaccinated next week.

Queensland Premier Annastacia Palaszczuk has urged people to have their booster shots as soon as possible with more than 91.33 percent of people having had at least one dose and 88.18 now double dosed

As of last Monday only 86.7 percent of Beaudesert residents had received their first jab and 82.5 percent double dosed.

At Jimboomba 93.1 per cent had received their first dose and 89.1 percent were double vaccinated.

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