From 6pm tonight (29 June) parts of Queensland will enter a three day lockdown in a bid to stop the current spread of COVID-19, in particular the Delta variant.
The areas to go into lockdown include 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:
- To buy essentials such as groceries or medications
- Work or study if you can’t do either from home
- Exercise in your local area (with no more than one person outside of your household)
- Healthcare or to provide help, care or support to assist vulnerable persons
Further details include:
- Cafés, pubs and restaurants will only be open for take away or home delivery.
- Non-essential businesses will be closed (Cinemas, entertainment and recreation venues, hairdressers, beauty and personal care services, gyms and places of worship).
- Childcare centres will remain open.
- Visitors at private homes are limited to two.
- Funerals are allowed up to 20 people, while weddings are allowed up to 10 people, including the celebrant and witnesses.
- You must carry a face mask with you at all times when you leave home and wear them in indoor spaces.
- All aged care, correctional centres, hospitals and disability service providers will close to visitors.
- Anyone who was in South East Queensland, Townsville (including Magnetic Island) or Palm Island on or since 6pm Tuesday 29 June 2021 is required to follow the same lockdown rules even if you are no longer in those areas.
At this stage the lockdown is to end at 6pm on Friday, 2 July, with restrictions will be reviewed on Friday morning.