Queensland has reintroduced Covid-19 restrictions in response to community cases detected in the state. A three-day lockdown of south-east Queensland, Townsville city, Palm Island and Magnetic Island will commence at 6pm on Tuesday, 29 June.
South-east Queensland includes the local government areas of Noosa, Sunshine Coast, Ipswich, Logan, Redlands, Morton, Brisbane, Gold Coast, the Scenic Rim, the Lockyer Valley, and Somerset.
Restrictions will be in place until 6pm on Friday 2 July, unless extended.
Can you leave your home?
People in the locked-down areas can only leave their homes for four reasons:
To buy essentials such as groceries and medications
Work or study if you can’t do either from home
Exercise in your local area
Healthcare or to provide help, care or support
Exercise can only occur outside, with no more than one person not from your household, and they must be from your local community.
Do you need to wear a face mask?
Yes. People in any of the locked-down areas will have to wear a mask when they are outside of their own home.
People outside the locked-down areas are encouraged to wear masks but it is not mandatory. If you have been in these LGAs in the past 14 days you must follow the same mask rules.
What are the limits on gatherings and events?
In the locked-down areas, you can only have two visitors to a home.
Funerals are limited to 20 people, and weddings are limited to 10 people with no dancing or singing.
Are businesses open?
Supermarkets and other essential stores will be open.
Restaurants and cafes in the affected areas can open only for takeaway or delivery.
Cinemas, gyms, beauty services, and places of worship will be closed.
Health authorities are also reminding patrons to always check-in.
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