Three day lockdown for parts of Queensland

The Queensland Government has issued the following new directives about COVID-19 restrictions.  We will keep you updated as information changes.

Parts of Queensland will go into a three-day lockdown after cases of COVID-19 transmission were detected in the community.

From 6pm today until 6pm Friday 2 July, residents in the local government areas of Townsville, Palm Island, Brisbane, Ipswich, Logan City, Moreton Bay, Redlands, Sunshine Coast, Noosa, Somerset, Lockyer Valley, Scenic Rim and Gold Coast can only leave home for one of these four reasons:

  1. To buy essentials such as groceries or medications
  2. Work or study if you can’t do either from home
  3. Exercise in your local area
  4. Healthcare or to provide help, care or support

Cafés, pubs and restaurants will be open only for take away or home delivery.

Visitors at private homes are limited to two.

To keep our most vulnerable safe, aged care, correctional centres, hospitals and disability service providers will close to visitors.

Wear a mask when you leave home.  Facemasks will need to be worn if you go out for any of the above reasons, except if you are exercising.

Face masks – masks must be worn in indoor spaces where you can’t physically distance (1 person per 2 square metres).

Everyone should carry a mask with them at all times outside home, unless you have a lawful reason not to wear one, These reasons include:

  • If you are a person who has a medical or mental health condition or disability you can be exempt from wearing a mask under Queensland Health exemptions
  • you do NOT need to wear a mask inside your home, however, if you have a carer or support worker coming into your home to support you – they must wear a mask when working in your home
  • if you are someone who needs to see the person’s mouth while they are talking for your communication, that person does NOT need to wear a mask when communicating with you

You will now need to check in using the QR app at lots of new places you go like supermarkets, pharmacies and, hospitals.  If you don’t have a smartphone you can ask to do a manual check-in where you can write down your details on paper

There is a full list of what you can and can’t do on the Queensland Health website here.

You can also register for a vaccination online here

Now is a good time to have a look at QDN’s COVID-19 resources again to ensure you make a plan and stay connected while restrictions are in place – you can find them here. They include the planning tool here , the Stop sign here and the Essential Items Checklist here

You can have a look through all the Queensland Health COVID-19 information here

The restrictions will be reviewed on Friday morning.

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