Greater Brisbane information – 30/03/2021

Until 5pm Thursday 1 April 2021, people in the local government areas of Brisbane, Ipswich, Logan, Moreton Bay and Redlands will be required to stay at home except for the following reasons:

  • shopping for essentials, food and necessary supplies
  • medical or healthcare needs, including compassionate requirements
  • exercise with no more than one other person, unless all from the same household
  • providing care or assistance to an immediate family member
  • work, or volunteering, or study if it is not reasonably practicable to work or learn remotely
  • child custody arrangements
  • legal obligations
  • visit for end of life
  • attend funeral or wedding in line with restrictions
  • emergency situations, to escape harm
  • exemption from the Chief Health Officer (See the steps to apply for an exemption online).

All essential businesses will remain open. Schools are closed except for the children of essential workers.

A range of frequently asked questions are available on this lockdown and restrictions.

Importantly, anyone who was in Greater Brisbane on, or since Saturday 20 March, but has since left must follow the same lockdown rules as for Greater Brisbane.

Important information for business

A person who owns, controls or operates a non-essential business, activity or undertaking in an impacted area, including operating at a private residence, must not operate the business, activity or undertaking, with limited exceptions.

  • Cafes, pubs and restaurants no dine in customers – takeaway allowed.
  • Boot camps and personal training to two people outdoors (including the trainer), with physical distancing observed.
  • Social sport is permitted, such as golf and tennis, limited to two people outdoors, with physical distancing observed.
  • Community facilities to remain open for the purpose of hosting essential voluntary or public services, such as food banks or homeless services. Community facilities may continue to operate if they provide formal out of school hours care. Physical distancing must be observed to the extent possible.
  • Food markets and farmers markets to continue to operate.
  • Real estate auctions and open house inspections to private appointments only
  • Weddings (ceremony) – maximum of 10 people, including celebrant and witnesses
  • Funerals – maximum of 20 people, excluding officials.

For more information including details of exemptions visit the Queensland Government website.

Contact tracing alerts have been issued for people who were at a number of venues in the Greater Brisbane area and also Gladstone. Any further businesses found to be connected to this cluster will have to provide their electronic contact tracing information for the relevant period to Queensland Health. If your business has registered with and is using the Check In Qld app, contact tracers will have access to the information through this process.

 

Outside of Greater Brisbane

Restrictions in place for the rest of the state include limiting gatherings in homes, non-residences and outdoor spaces to 30 poeple. Restaurants, cafes, bars and nightclubs can only open for seated eating and drinking, no standing allowed. All hospitality businesses must comply with the electronic contact information collections requirements and should consider using the Check In Qld app.

For more information visit the Queensland Government website. Information will be updated on this site as the situation evolves.

We encourage you to stay across this information and to follow the restrictions so that Greater Brisbane can get back to business after the lockdown period. We will continue to share information as it becomes available.

 

General information and updated health directions

Restrictions for Impacted Areas Direction (No. 3) outlines a range of measures including definitions and exceptions for non-essential businesses in Schedule 3.

A summary of restrictions is available on the Queensland Government’s website.

Masks must be carried at all times when you leave home, unless you have a lawful reason not to, throughout Queensland. You must wear your mask in indoor spaces, including using ride share, public transport and workplaces. It is strongly recommended you wear a mask outdoors where you can’t practise social distancing.

Further information is available on the rest of Queensland in the Restrictions for Queensland Direction.