While today marked increased freedoms for many, double vaccinated people who travel into the ACT remain under stay-at-home orders.
This means people who enter the ACT for essential work or medical reasons are required to stay at home for 14 days and only leave home with a reasonable excuse despite their vaccination status.
This comes after the NSW Health issued an Interstate Travellers Concerns Notice on October 10. This notice is separate to NSW Public Health Orders.
The notice states that anyone who has entered the ACT from August 5 must not leave their place of residence, except with a reasonable excuse, for 14 days after they were last in the area or while notice is in force, whichever is sooner.
Currently, an exemption is also needed to travel into the capital unless you reside in an exempt postcode. The Goulburn region is not exempt.
Goulburn MP Wendy Tuckerman said on social media that while she appreciated the notice was "meant to function more like a quarantine for people who are travelling interstate, ... NSW Health had not established a reciprocal border bubble with the ACT for our neighbouring communities".
"I think that this is completely unfair for locals to the Goulburn electorate," she said.
"It means that ACT can come here with only a declaration (and follow "stay-at-home rules" when they are in NSW).
"Meanwhile NSW employees and business are completely locked out of Canberra, and if they are permitted to cross the border they are not permitted to enjoy the freedoms of home, vaccinated or not."
Mrs Tuckerman said she had liaised with the cross border commissioner and contacted the premier, deputy premier and the health minister about the issue.
Monaro state MP John Barilaro released a statement on social media earlier today.
Mr Barilaro said that NSW Health was advised last week that if not removed, the notice would mean fully vaccinated NSW residents who travel into Canberra for work or medical, would still have stay-at-home orders on them when they returned home.
"They have decided to dismiss our concerns. This is totally unfair," he said.
"Today was meant to be freedom day for all vaccinated NSW citizens, not just some. I have contacted the premier, deputy premier and the health minister to fix this issue today.
"Every person that got the jab, was counted as part of the total to reach the 70 per cent target. I won't accept two classes of vaccinated citizens on this day, which we have all worked hard to achieve."
Did you know the Goulburn Post is now offering breaking news alerts and a daily email newsletter? Keep up-to-date with all the local news: sign up below.