Queensland's borders remain firmly closed, but in the border town of Tenterfield the politically-controversial blockade isn't worse than a medium-sized inconvenience, say residents.
Tenterfield and Stanthorpe have close economic and social ties, with some NSW students even attending the Queensland school.
The two communities are "indivisible" according to local vet Michelle Piccini.
Coronavirus restrictions haven't prevented probably hundreds of Queenslanders or NSW residents crossing the border between Tenterfield and Stanthorpe on a daily basis, she said.
"We as a business haven't had much issue [with crossing] because being in a clearly signed vehicle, we've been back and forth so many times they pretty much understand what we're about," she said.
She said the border quarantine has been annoying, and has added travel time, but has not stopped them doing their business on both sides of the border.
That's because local quarantine authorities have been reasonable and flexible.
In addition to the formal staffed border crossing on the New England highway, locals who are approved for border passes are given access to an app that controls three private gates in the area.
The biggest inconvenience for some farmers - the high-tech solution has forced them to update their phones, laughed DPI officer Jodie Magner.
"I think we've got used to it. I think we all went 'oh really' at first because we're all one country," she said.
"But at the end of the day it's another thing to do with COVID and we just have to bite the bullet and deal with it."
Acting on advice from the state's Chief Medical Officer Queensland's borders remain closed, with no set date to reopen.
On Sunday Queensland premier Annastacia Palaszczuk flagged the border closure would remain until at least the end of the month. In the past, the state government had indicated crossings could remain closed as late as September.
The state has come under heavy criticism from Federal MPs, with Home Affairs Minister MP Peter Dutton encouraging fellow Queenslanders to challenge the lockdown in court.
Ms Magner, who owns a Queensland farm but works in Tenterfield, said local authorities had been flexible enough to make the lockdown work while allowing business to go on.
The border crossing is designed to allow a local lime mine to continue to produce product in NSW, she said. And Queensland farmers are still providing product for the Rangers' Valley Feedlot outside of Glen Innes.
"They've listened and they've changed things so it does work.
"And they do keep in contact, we've had the police come up to have a chat and make sure it's all working fine, they've been very good to deal with actually."
Queensland is closed to anyone who does not have a good reason to cross, which includes freight hauling, school students and workers, but doesn't include family visits.