What we know about the Queensland lockdown
Queensland has officially entered a three-day lockdown since 5 pm Monday due to four new acquired local COVID-19 cases and six overseas acquired cases. This lockdown includes the areas of Brisbane, Logan, Moreton Bay, Ipswich and Redlands. People are only allowed to leave the home for essential reasons such as; medical care, shopping for necessary items, providing care and exercise. Schools will also be closed.
Other reasons for people to leave the house that are worth mentioning is child custody arrangements, legal obligations, to attend a funeral or wedding in line with restrictions and of course, if you’re in an emergency situation or need to leave to escape harm. These restrictions will be reviewed on Wednesday night to dictate what will happen at the end of the week to see if restrictions will affect Easter plans.
Masks are now required for all of Queensland. You must carry a face mask on you at all times unless of course if you are at home. It is required that you must wear a mask in indoor planes such as:
- shopping malls, supermarkets, indoor masks and retail outlets/malls.
- hospitals and aged care facilities
- restaurants and cafés (not while seated)
- churches and places of worship
- public transport, taxis and rideshare, including waiting areas and queues for this transport
New South Wales, Western Australia and Victoria have also enforced restrictions on travellers from Queensland at this stage as professionals look to investigate where these local cases have come from.
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Don’t forget that it is strongly recommended that you keep a 1.5 distance from other people where possible. Top tip: have a few masks on rotation so you always have a fresh mask when needed. If you’re not sure how to wash your reusable mask, read our care information page here.