From 12.01am 12 January 2021, the new Mandatory Face Masks Direction will come into effect. This new Direction introduces the following requirements:
From 6.00pm Monday 11 January until 1.00am Friday 22 January, under the Restrictions for Impacted Areas Direction (No. 2) people in the local government areas of Brisbane, Moreton Bay, Ipswich, Redlands and Logan are able to move freely around the community with some restrictions. Hospitals, aged care facilities, disability accommodation and correctional centres will remain closed to visitors. Anyone who was in Greater Brisbane on or since 2 January should follow these restrictions wherever they are. In response to a large number of queries about masks, the following practical advise is being provided:
Further advise on the easing of restrictions are available on the Queensland Health Website.
Restrictions remain in place for visitors to:
There are current contact tracing alerts and related public health advice relating to contacts of the recent cases in Queensland. If you have been to any of the active contact tracing locations during the relevant time periods you should get tested immediately and quarantine at home until you receive a negative test result.
January 4 2021
While Queensland’s borders remain unchanged, anyone currently in Queensland who has been in Victoria on or since Monday 21 December should get tested immediately and quarantine at home or their accommodation until receiving a negative COVID-19 test result.
Queenslanders are urged to reconsider non-essential travel to New South Wales and Victoria as the situation in each state is concerning and border arrangements may change. Queensland residents that are currently in New South Wales or Victoria should consider returning home.
Queensland residents returning from New South Wales
Queensland residents who have been in a declared hotspot (currently Greater Sydney) in the last 14 days:
Queenslanders returning from NSW that have not been in a declared hotspot (currently Greater Sydney) in the last 14 days:
Anyone on the Gold Coast who has symptoms of COVID-19, even if they are mild, should get tested. Symptoms include: fever, cough, sore throat, shortness of breath, runny nose, fatigue, loss of smell and/or taste, diarrhoea, vomiting or nausea.
You can search for other Queensland testing locations on the Queensland Health Website.
We can all play our part in reducing the risk of COVID-19 in our community.
Gold Coast residents and visitors should continue to:
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