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UPDATE: South East Queensland Local Government Areas 3-day lockdown

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South East Queensland LGAs lockdown

From 4:00pm Saturday 31 July 2021 to 4:00pm Sunday 8 August 2021, 11 local government areas in South East Queensland (Brisbane, Ipswich, Logan City, Moreton Bay, Redlands, Sunshine Coast, Gold Coast, Noosa, Somerset, Lockyer Valley and Scenic Rim) will be in lockdown to keep Queenslanders safe.

The roadmap outlining restrictions for lockdown areas as well as current restrictions in place for all of Queensland will be updated soon to reflect the extended lockdown.

Find out more.

Borders and travelling to Queensland

Restrictions are in place on travelling to Queensland:

Queensland’s COVID Safe Future
(From 4:00pm 31 July 2021 to 4:00pm 3 August 2021)

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People in home quarantine, regardless of where they are in the state, still need to follow their home quarantine requirements.

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UPDATE: South East Queensland Local Government Areas 3-day lockdown
From 4:00pm Saturday 31 July 2021 to 4:00pm Sunday 8 August 2021.

Restrictions identified for 11 local government areas (LGAs) in South East Queensland have been put in place to keep Queenslanders safe.

Affected LGAs are: Brisbane, Ipswich, Logan City, Moreton Bay, Redlands, Sunshine Coast, Gold Coast, Noosa, Somerset, Lockyer Valley and Scenic Rim.

Residents in these areas must stay at home except for the following key reasons:

  1. Obtaining essentials such as groceries or medications
  2. Essential work if you can’t work from home
  3. Exercise within your local area (within a 10km radius of your home, with no more than one person from outside your household)
  4. Healthcare, including to get a COVID-19 test or vaccination, or to provide help, care or support to a vulnerable person, or for an end-of-life visit to a hospital or aged care facility.

Restrictions on aged care, disability accommodation, hospital and corrective services visitors are in place for these areas.

Anyone who has left the affected LGAS on or after 1:00am Saturday 31 July 2021 must follow the lockdown rules wherever they are in Queensland.

Gatherings

  • No visitors to your home unless to provide care or support for a vulnerable person (such as paid or voluntary disability or aged care services)
  • 10 people can attend funerals and weddings, this includes those officiating the funeral or wedding.

Businesses

The following businesses may not open:

  • Non-essential businesses
  • Restaurants and cafés – takeaway or home delivery service only
  • Cinemas, entertainment and recreation venues, hairdressers, beauty and personal care services, gyms and places of worship.

Schools and childcare for children of essential workers and vulnerable children only.

Universities and TAFEs online learning only.

Masks

  • High Schools: masks must be worn by teachers, staff and students that are permitted to be at school.
  • Primary Schools: masks must be worn by teachers and staff permitted to be at the school.

A mask must be worn at all times when outside your place of residence, including on public transport and when doing non-vigorous exercise. You must wear a mask in indoor workplaces, even where social distancing is possible, unless one of the standard exceptions apply.

For more information on masks, visit the Queensland Health website or call 134 COVID (13 42 68).

For more detailed information on restrictions during lockdown read Restrictions for Locked Down Areas (South-East Queensland).

Current restrictions for rest of Queensland
FROM 6:00am Friday 23 July 2021 to 6:00am Friday 20 August 2021.
(with the exception of 11 South East Queensland Local Government Areas (LGAs) subject to lockdown)

If you have been in any of the 11 locked down South East Queensland LGAs on or after 1:00am Saturday 31 July 2021, then you are required to follow the same lockdown rules even if you are no longer in those areas. People in home quarantine, regardless of where they are in the state, still need to follow their home quarantine requirements.

  • Gatherings: Up to 100 people can gather in homes. No limit for people gathering in outdoor public spaces.
  • Indoor premises: One person per 2m2 or 100% allocated seated and ticketed capacity (e.g. restaurants, cafés, pubs, clubs, museums, art galleries, places of worship and convention centres) and need to comply with the COVID Safe Checklist.
    • One person per 2m2 for short-term accommodation (including hostels, B&Bs and short?term rentals), and need to comply with the COVID Safe Checklist. Density requirements do not apply in sleeping areas.
    • One person per 2m2 at indoor play areas and need to comply with the COVID Safe Checklist.
  • Hospitals, aged care and disability services: Anyone who is a close contact, or has been in a declared hotspot or interstate exposure venue of concern must not visit any Queensland hospital residential aged care facility or disability accommodation services.
  • Indoor wedding ceremonies: One person per 2m2 or 200 people or 100% allocated seated and ticketed capacity (whichever is the greater)
    • All guests can dance (indoors and outdoors) subject to the one person per 2m2 rule.
  • Self-service food: No restrictions.
  • Indoor funerals: One person per 2m2 or 200 people or 100% allocated seated and ticketed capacity (whichever is the greater).
  • Indoor events: One person per 2m2 or 100% allocated seated and ticketed capacity and need to comply with the COVID Safe Checklist.
  • Ticketed venues: 100% capacity with allocated seating (e.g. theatre, live music, cinemas, indoor sports, universities and other higher education institutions).
  • Stadiums: 75% capacity with allocated seating for stadiums over 20,000 people (with COVID Safe Site Specific Plan).
    • Patrons must wear a mask at all times, including when seated. Masks can be removed when eating or drinking.
    • Patrons must be seated to eat and drink.

Masks

All Queenslanders must wear a mask when at stadiums, at an airport, and on a domestic or international flight departing or arriving in Queensland. It is also mandatory to: carry a mask with you at all times when you leave home; wear a mask when travelling on public transport, in a taxi or ride share; in shopping centres; or in any indoor or outdoor space when physical distancing is not possible. Visit the Queensland Health website.






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