From 4pm Saturday 31 July until 4pm Tuesday 3 August South East Queensland will be in a 3 day lockdown.
This applies to the following 11 Local Government Areas:
- Gold Coast
- Lockyer Valley
- Moreton Bay
- Scenic Rim
- Sunshine Coast
People in these regions must wear a mask when they leave home and can only leave their homes for the following reasons:
- obtaining essential groceries or medications
- attending work, if you can’t work from home
- exercise within 10km of your home
- to access healthcare including vaccinations, or provide help, care or support.
You will not be allowed to have visitors to your home during this lockdown.
Anyone who was in South-East Queensland at or after 1am Saturday 31 July 2021 is required to follow the same lockdown rules even if they are no longer in South East Queensland.
Information on a support package for businesses affected by the South East Queensland lockdown will be announced in the coming days.
Schools and childcare centres will remain open for vulnerable children and the children of essential workers.
Non-essential businesses are not allowed to operate. Cinemas, entertainment and recreation venues, hairdressers, beauty and personal care services, gyms and places of worship will all close.
Restaurants and cafes can provide take away or home delivery services only.
Funerals will be limited to 10 people, and weddings will be limited to 10 people, including the celebrant and the couple.
Restrictions on aged care, hospitals, disability care and correctional facilities apply with no personal visitors allowed.
Important information about face masks
You must wear a face mask at all times when you leave home, including outdoors and for exercise, unless you have a lawful reason not to.
You must wear a mask in indoor spaces, such as:
- shopping centres and supermarkets
- hospitals and aged care facilities, if permitted to visit
- indoor workplaces (where safe to wear a mask and you can’t physically distance)
- public transport, taxis and rideshare, and waiting places or queues for this transport, and
- airports and travelling on planes.
Masks do not need to be worn in some circumstances, including children under 12 years, where people have certain medical conditions, and in workplaces where it is not safe to do so. Masks may be removed when sitting down to eat and drink and for employment purposes.
Mask wearing will be required for students, teachers and staff at high schools. Staff at primary schools will also be required to wear masks.
These restrictions are currently in place until 4pm Tuesday 3 August.
More information will be provided when the updated public health direction from the Chief Health Officer becomes available.