A supermarket employee residing in Leneva can return to work next week after the suburb was included in the revised blue zone of the NSW-Victoria border.
Tracy Murphy had a sick feeling after her shift at Springdale Heights IGA on Tuesday, uncertain how long she would be without work after learning she was not permitted to travel into NSW under new restrictions.
She now has a new permit to allow her to cross the border for the next 14 days.
IN OTHER NEWS:
"It was a bit depressing. I was saying goodbye to all my customers because I didn't know when I would see them again," Ms Murphy said.
"To find out I had no job indefinitely wasn't a nice feeling. Hopefully in 14 days when I have to renew it I don't have the same problem."
"Am I only going to have 14 days of work and Gladys decides this is too much and we're going to close the whole thing?
"There has to be some exemption for people who are working, not shooting or sports. It's you're livelihood."
Ms Murphy runs the deli at the supermarket and is one of two Victorian citizens employed by the business, the other is the store manager.
"We were thinking we would be fine because we got the last permits and we were an essential service," she said.
"We still thought we were okay because travel was only for work, health and education.
"She could get hers and I couldn't get mine."
Tallangatta's Angie Ashcroft regularly travels to Albury for appointments, but is now outside the bubble and feels the border measures are unnecessary.
"It was really hard getting up there (to Albury) on Tuesday, it was actually a little bit stressful," she said.
"I won't do it again, we'll have to go Wodonga."