COVID-19 Update: Cairns to enter 3-day lockdown, 11 LGAs to exit

Following the discovery of additional Delta variant COVID-19 cases, the Cairns and Yarrabah Local Government Areas will go into lockdown for three days from 4:00pm on Sunday, 8 August.

If you are in the Cairns or Yarrabah regions please don’t leave your home except for the below reasons. If you are sick, stay home except to get tested.

  1. To buy essentials, such as groceries or medications.
  2. Work if you can’t work from home. No school, except for children of essential workers.
  3. Exercise within 10km from home.
  4. Healthcare, including to get a COVID-19 vaccination, or to provide help, care or support.

You are able to have a maximum of two visitors in your residence, and face masks must be worn when outside your residence. Please get tested if you have even the mildest symptoms, and stay across the Queensland Government’s contact tracing locations here.

The following 11 Local Government Areas in South East Queensland will exit lockdown from 4:00pm on Sunday, 8 August:

  • City of Brisbane
  • Moreton Bay Regional Council
  • City of Gold Coast
  • City of Ipswich
  • Lockyer Valley Regional Council
  • Logan City
  • Noosa Shire Council
  • Redland City
  • Scenic Rim Regional Council
  • Somerset Regional Council
  • Sunshine Coast Regional Council.

These restrictions will continue to apply for the next two weeks in the above listed LGAs:

  • Mask wearing at all times (including workplaces) except when eating or drinking, or exercising with your household or one other person
  • Schools will reopen, with all staff and high school students wearing masks
  • 10 people in your home, including people who live there
  • 20 at weddings and funerals
  • Businesses and venues with one person per four square metres, or 50 percent capacity with seated, ticket allocations
  • Community sport not permitted
  • Avoid travelling to regional Queensland
  • Visitors allowed to hospitals, aged care and disability accommodation.

The roadmap outlining the current restrictions in place for all of Queensland has also been updated. You can access the roadmap here.

Translations are also available on the Queensland Government’s multicultural information page. Stay tuned to the Queensland Government’s COVID-19 portal for further updates, and check out our COVID-19 section right here on Community Door for any social services sector specific updates as they come to hand.