South East Queensland Lockdown Extended
Issued by QLD Government
To protect the health of Queenslanders, from 4pm AEST Saturday 31 July 2021 to 4pm AEST Sunday 8 August 2021, areas in South East Queensland, will be subject to new restrictions. This includes:
- City of Brisbane
- City of Gold Coast
- City of Ipswich
- Lockyer Valley Regional Council
- Logan City
- Moreton Bay Region
- Noosa Shire Council
- Redland City
- Scenic Rim Regional Council
- Somerset Regional Council
- Sunshine Coast Regional Council
Anyone who has been in these areas at or since 1am AEST 31 July and the members of their household must follow all restrictions listed below.
Movement and gathering
You can only leave your home (which includes temporary accommodation such as a holiday rental) for essential purposes:
- Obtaining essential goods or services, including healthcare
- Exercising in your local area – it can only be within 10km of your home, and within 10km of your personal trainer’s home if you are exercising with a personal trainer
- Attending essential work or school and childcare for the children of essential workers or vulnerable children
- Assisting a vulnerable person or family member
- Obtaining a COVID-19 test or vaccination
You should stay within 10km of your home whenever possible but you can go further to achieve a permitted purpose. Exercise must only be performed within 10km of your home.
This means if you live in a locked down area you can only leave your residence to:
- shop for essentials, food and other necessary supplies – remember to check in using the Check in Qld app
- obtain medical or healthcare services
- get a COVID-19 test
- get a scheduled COVID-19 vaccination
- exercise within a 10km radius of your home, and with no more than one person from outside your household, who is no more than 10km from their home. Recreational boating is not permitted.
- perform essential work or volunteering or an essential business, activity or undertaking that cannot be done from your residence
- visit a terminally ill relative
- attend a funeral or wedding. Funerals and weddings can have up to 10 people including the celebrant and two witnesses for weddings and including the person conducting the service for funerals. Dancing at weddings is not permitted.
- provide assistance, care or support to an immediate family member
- attend any court or tribunal of Australia or to comply with or give effect to orders of the court or tribunal of Australia
- attend a childcare facility – only children of essential workers or vulnerable children
- attend a school, if teaching cannot be obtained from your residence – only children of essential workers or vulnerable children
- assist with or participate in an investigation or other action by a law enforcement authority, whether voluntarily or not
- complete a court-ordered or court-directed shared parenting arrangement as long as this does not include contact with people who are vulnerable to COVID-19, for example someone aged over 70
- avoid injury or illness or to escape a risk of harm, for example escaping risk of harm related to domestic and family violence or accessing support from a domestic and family violence support service
- comply with or give effect to the exercise of a power or function of a government agency or entity under a law
- follow a direction to leave by an emergency officer
- follow an exemption you have been granted by the Chief Health Officer.
You can travel outside of a locked down area for essential work that cannot be done from your home. You can travel outside of a locked down area for any of the permitted purposes except for shopping, exercise or visiting another residence. You must continue to wear a face mask. However, wherever you can, please stay within 10km of your home.
You can return to your home outside of a locked down area, but you must follow the same lockdown rules when you return home. All members of your household will also need to follow the lockdown rules. Only leave your home for the permitted purposes and wear a mask when doing so.
If you live outside of a locked down area, you can enter an area locked down for any of the permitted purposes, except for shopping, exercise or visiting another residence, but you must follow the lockdown rules in the locked down area such as wearing a face mask.
You can also transit through a locked down area without stopping.
You cannot have visitors to your home at this time. Someone can still enter your home to give you assistance or support, such as medical care or meals if you need those supports, but they must be wearing a face mask.
Businesses and events
The following businesses and activities in the locked down areas must close during the lockdown period unless an exception applies:
- Retail food services including pubs, restaurants, cafes and fast food outlets except for takeaway and home delivery services
- Entertainment facilities such as theatres, cinemas, music halls and concert halls
- Face-to-face learning at universities, TAFEs or other higher education settings.
- Major sports stadiums convention centres and showgrounds
- Indoor and outdoor events such as marathons, cultural festivals, fetes, expos
- Theme parks, outdoor amusement parks, tourism experiences and arcades
- Zoos, aquariums and wildlife centres, except to provide maintenance and care for animals
- Amusement centres such as places to play billiards, pool, pinball machines or video games
- Gyms, health clubs, fitness centres, yoga, barre, spin facilities and dance studios
- Indoor and outdoor sporting centres and venues including netball, golf, tennis and lawn bowls
- Public playgrounds, skateparks, BMX tracks and outside gyms including static exercise equipment in Council parks
- Public barbeques such as barbeques in public spaces or shared facilities
- Places of public worship, except for weddings and funerals in line with the person limits. Religious ceremonies may be livestreamed.
- Spas, nail salons, hairdressers, beauty salons, waxing salons, tanning salons, tattoo parlours, non-therapeutic massage and water-based spa services
- Massage parlours unless providing massage therapy for the management or prevention of disease, injury or condition by a registered health practitioner or qualified massage therapist
- Auction houses
- Betting agencies and gaming lounges
- Casinos, gaming or gambling venues, including wagering outlets that are accessible by members of the public
- Markets, except for food and farmers markets only selling food
- Galleries, museums and libraries
- Community facilities, such as community halls excluding the provision of hosting essential voluntary or public services such as foodbanks and homeless services
- Sex on premises services, sex services premises and strip clubs
- Public swimming pools (apartment/body corporate complex pools can stay open if they are only used by permanent residents)
Construction can continue. Where construction is on a site that is or includes a home residence or workplace, essential construction can continue however interactions between workers and residents, staff or visitors to the workplace should be kept to a minimum.
If you are:
- in a locked down area, or
- have been in a South East Queensland locked down area at any time since 1am AEST 29 June, unless 14 days have passed since you were there; or
- reside in the same household as a person who has been in a locked down area at any time from 1am AEST 31 July 2021
You must carry a face mask with you at all times. You must wear a face mask at all times when you are outside your home, unless:
- you are alone in your car or with the members of your household
- you are eating or drinking
- you are participating in strenuous exercise
- it is unsafe.
Masks must be worn in any indoor workplace even where social distancing is possible.
All staff at childcare facilities and schools are required to wear masks at all times. This includes during face-to-face teaching. A mask should only be removed when communicating with a child, student or person who is deaf or hard of hearing, where the ability to see the mouth is essential for communication. In this situation, a face shield should be worn instead.
All students who go to high school also need to wear masks. For schools that have Prep to grade 12, any student in grade 7 and above is required to wear a mask at all times even if the grade 7 student is under 12 years of age.
Students in Prep and from grade 1 up to and including grade 6 are not required to wear a mask.
There are some other exceptions to wearing face masks, including for children under 12 (unless they are at school in Grade 7) and people with particular medical conditions or disabilities. If in doubt, wear a face mask.
Restrictions for the rest of Queensland
- All indoor settings: one person per 2 square metres, or 100 per cent capacity with ticketed and allocated seating
- Stadiums with a capacity of 20,000 people or more will be required to reduce capacity to 75 per cent. Spectators attending stadium events will need to wear a mask at all times, except for when eating or drinking.
- Private gatherings indoors: limited to a maximum of 100 people
- Indoor wedding ceremonies and funerals: 1 person per 2 square metres or 200 people or 100 per cent capacity with ticketed and allocated seating (whichever is greater).
For more information about restrictions for the rest of Queensland see Going out, travel, recreation and gathering in Queensland and Businesses, activities and undertakings.
Queensland community transmission cases update
See the current list of exposure venues and dates in Queensland and related health advice for anyone who has been to any of those locations at the relevant date and time.
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Update and Reminder 2.00pm, 2nd August, 2021
Crossing Qld/NSW borders you require pass going into NSW and your pass (F,X or other) to get back into QLD….
NSW entry declaration is required for anyone who has been in Queensland, NT, WA or Victoria. When crossing the border from Queensland you must now fill in a New South Wales pass every 72 hours, as opposed to every 24 hours.
Stay safe everyone