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Back-to-office signal for NSW workers

Public sector workers are being urged to return to their offices by the NSW government, as the state recorded its ninth consecutive day without any community transmission of the virus.

Two cases in returned overseas travellers in hotel quarantine were diagnosed in the 24 hours to 8pm on Saturday night, bringing the state's total number of cases to 4,045.

NSW Premier Gladys Berejiklian on Sunday said the state's public sector workers will be urged to return to offices over coming weeks, in a move considered to be a significant step in the virus recovery.

"The health and safety of the people of NSW has always been our number one priority, however we are also focused on firing up the economy," she said.

"We are now encouraging public servants to physically return to work in their offices in a COVID-safe way, which will help stimulate city-based businesses and create more jobs across the state."

Managers will be encouraged to use flexible rostering and workers are asked to avoid using public transport during peak periods whenever possible.

NSW's recent low virus transmission rate could be at risk after almost 50 people shared a flight to Sydney with an infected Victorian traveller.

The potentially infectious passenger travelled on Jetstar JQ510, which left Melbourne at 11am last Sunday and tested positive on their second day in quarantine.

The border between Queensland and NSW won't reopen until November 1.

Queensland Premier Annastacia Palaszczuk says the hard border will lift the day after Queenslanders head to the polls, provided NSW has no mystery cases of COVID-19 in the preceding 28 days.

The announcement follows months of tension between Ms Palaszczuk and her NSW counterpart over the issue.

There were 8,305 virus tests reported in NSW in the 24 hours to 8pm on Saturday, down from 10,334 in the previous period.

NSW Health is treating 51 cases, including three in intensive care, none of whom are being ventilated.

© AAP 2020