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Carers Queensland COVID-19 update – 02 August 2021

Published On: 2 August 2021Categories: COVID-19, News
Lockdown in South-East Queensland has been extended until 4pm Sunday 8 August.
As a result, Carers Queensland offices in these areas will not be open to the public.

The affected Local Government Areas (LGAs) are Brisbane, Ipswich, Logan City, Moreton Bay, Redlands, Sunshine Coast, Gold Coast, Noosa, Somerset, Lockyer Valley and Scenic Rim.

Residents in these areas must stay at home except for the following key reasons:

  • Obtaining essentials such as groceries or medications
  • Essential work if you can’t work from home
  • Exercise within your local area (within a 10km radius of your home, with no more than one person from outside your household)
  • Healthcare, including getting a COVID-19 test or vaccination, or providing help, care or support to a vulnerable person, or for an end-of-life visit to a hospital or aged care facility.

Restrictions on aged care, disability accommodation, hospital and corrective services visitors are in place for these areas.

Gatherings:

  • No visitors to your home unless to provide care or support for a vulnerable person (such as paid or voluntary disability or aged care services)
  • 10 people can attend funerals and weddings, this includes those officiating the funeral or wedding.

The following businesses may not open:

  • Non-essential businesses
  • Restaurants and cafés – takeaway or home delivery service only
  • Cinemas, entertainment and recreation venues, hairdressers, beauty and personal care services, gyms and places of worship.
  • Schools and childcare for children of essential workers and vulnerable children only.

Masks:

  • High Schools: masks must be worn by teachers, staff and students that are permitted to be at school.
  • Primary Schools: masks must be worn by teachers and staff permitted to be at the school.
  • A mask must be worn at all times when outside your place of residence, including on public transport and when doing non-vigorous exercise. You must wear a mask in indoor workplaces, even where social distancing is possible unless one of the standard exceptions apply.

For a full list of locations and advice on what to do if you've been to a venue, please visit the Queensland Health website: https://bit.ly/2UDF5sY

We are monitoring the situation daily and we will continue to adapt our operations accordingly.

We will continue to take guidance from public health authorities and as more information comes to light, we will keep you informed.

Stay up to date:

We understand there is a lot of information in the media about the coronavirus but we strongly recommend you use the links below for the most up-to-date, consistent and accurate information about COVID-19.

If you require more information, if you are concerned about possible exposure or if you have symptoms of COVID-19, call the National Coronavirus Health line on 1800 020 080. The line operates 24 hours a day, seven days a week.

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