Greater Brisbane will go into lockdown for three days, while contact tracers work to ensure the UK strain of COVID-19 is not circulating in the community.
From 6pm tonight, Friday 8 January, until 6pm Monday 11 January people in the local government areas of Brisbane, Moreton Bay, Ipswich, Redlands and Logan will be required to stay at home.
All essential businesses may remain open, however must adhere to one person per 4 square metres, with maximum of 20 to 50 with COVID Safe or Industry Plan.
- Work is excepted only if it is not reasonably practicable to work remotely.
- Masks must be worn everywhere in those local government areas except if people are at home.
- The Queensland Government advice says that people needing to leave Greater Brisbane for an essential purpose, such as to work, should limit their movements for those three days.
If you have any symptoms at all, get tested immediately and quarantine at home until you receive a negative result.
Questions about this 3-day lockdown
The Queensland Government COVID-19 response Greater Brisbane lockdown webpage features a detailed list of questions and answers regarding the Greater Brisbane lockdown including:
How do I know the limits of the Greater Brisbane area?
See a graphic of the localities included in Greater Brisbane, which is made up of the five Local Government Areas (LGAs) of Brisbane City Council, Redland City Council, Ipswich City Council, Moreton Bay Regional Council and Logan City Council.
Interactive maps showing the LGA boundaries can be found at the links below:
- Brisbane City Council
- Ipswich City Council
- Logan City Council
- Moreton Bay Regional Council
- Redland City Council
In what circumstances can I leave Greater Brisbane during the lockdown period?
You can only leave Greater Brisbane during the lockdown period if:
- you have an exemption from the Chief Health Officer;
- in emergency situations;
- if you entered the impacted area responding to an emergency as an emergency health services or emergency service worker or national defence, state security or police officer; or
- if required to allow an essential service to occur such as the transport of freight in and out of Greater Brisbane.
NHVR’s COVID-19 response information
The National Heavy Vehicle Regulator (NHVR) website features up-to-date information about border restrictions for each state and territory.
Friday 8 January – Queensland Update
Greater Brisbane has been declared a hotspot. Freight workers are still deemed essential but must abide to the requirements of the freight protocol whilst working.
At this stage there are no changes to the border pass application procedure. Updates will be provided once received.
Friday 8 January – Victoria Update
Victoria have included a declaration on their permit application that for entry to VIC from NSW hotspots that brings their border controls and Covid-19 health requirements for essential workers in line with the National Freight Protocol. Please ensure that your workers adhere to these protocols when organising entry to Vic.
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