Port Macquarie-Hastings accommodation providers say stricter travel limitations must be in place, particularly for weekend visits, in a bid to control the spread of COVID-19 further into regional NSW.
NSW recorded 12 new COVID-19 cases from 12,876 tests in the 24 hours to 8pm on Monday, August 3.
However, people from locations which have been declared COVID-19 hotspots are still free to travel within the state, due to no enforced travel restrictions.
Macquarie Waters Boutique Apartment Hotel manager Jessica Isaac said it's important people from hotspot areas do not travel to the region, to protect the health of their staff and the wider community.
"We have very strict policy in place to ensure guests that are checking in haven't travelled from those hotspot areas in NSW or Victoria," she said.
"If they have travelled from Victoria we need proof they have self-isolated in NSW for the required 14 days."
The hotel has received enquiries from members of the public on whether they can carry out their isolation period at the premises.
"We aren't prepared to be one of those hotels at the moment because that will put my staff and the area in jeopardy," Mrs Isaac said.
Oxley Cove Apartments manager Annette Middleton is calling on the government to enforce stricter measures to prevent travel to the Port Macquarie-Hastings region.
Mrs Middleton acknowledges the step would have an impact on the region's economy and tourism but she said it's important the community's health is prioritised.
Accommodation providers rely on people telling the truth when asked questions in relation to whether they have recently visited hotspot areas.
Mrs Middleton is calling on the local government to communicate effectively with accommodation providers in relation to the locations of COVID-19 hotspots and surrounding areas in Sydney.
President of the Greater Port Macquarie Tourism Association Janette Hyde said accommodation providers and businesses follow strict measures enforced through COVID-19 safety plans.
"The onus is on everyone to try and ensure we keep safe in our region," she said.
"Very fortunately at this point we are."
However, Mrs Hyde acknowledged it only takes one positive COVID-19 person to travel to the area for it to spread.