A TWEED BASED fashion designer who is fully vaccinated and still unable to cross the QLD-NSW border fears that her business could suffer irreparable damage.
Fleur Richardson of Leina & Fleur lives just 10 minutes over the border in Terranora and is among five of her 22 team members - including their fabric cutter - shut out of Queensland.
"I'm in a state of shock. I thought there would be a voice of reason, especially with zero cases within the Tweed Shire," Ms Richardson said.
Whispers the border closure could continue for 10 more weeks has Ms Richardson and business partner Leina Broughton joining calls for a border bubble to be reinstated.
"We are being penalised harshly, when it could be reasonably resolved for a large population of complying border residents and business owners if the bubble reopened."
This article appeared in the Gold Coast Bulletin Tuesday, 31 August.