Update: South-East Queensland lockdown conditions

The lockdown in 11 South-East Queensland local government areas will be extended until at least 4:00pm Sunday, 8 August 2021 after the discovery of additional COVID-19 Delta variant cases.

It is not permitted to have visitors in your residence. Face masks must be worn at all times when outside your residence unless undertaking vigorous excercise, it is unsafe to do so, or you have a valid exemption.

The impacted areas of South East Queensland include: 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, and Sunshine Coast Regional Council.

You cannot leave your home except for the reasons below:

  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.

If you are sick, please stay home and leave only to get tested.

All Queensland disability accommodation services, aged care, correctional centres and hospitals remain closed to visitors. Further information is available here.

The Queensland Government anticipates contact tracing will identify many exposure sites over coming days. Please ensure you monitor those sites as they are announced. For more information please visit www.health.qld.gov.au or www.covid19.qld.gov.au.

Lockdown support for Queensland businesses

Not-for-profits in Queensland are eligible for financial support through the 2021 COVID-19 Business Support Grants announced by the Queensland Government. $5,000 grants will be made available to small and medium businesses across Queensland affected by the COVID-19 lockdown that commenced on Saturday 31 July 2021 and lockdowns in other states.

These $5,000 grants will provide cash flow support for businesses to help them adapt to evolving circumstances. Your business doesn’t have to be located in South East Queensland, but you must have experienced at least a 30% reduction in turnover as a result of lockdown conditions, and have a turnover of more than $75,000 per annum.

Find out more.

Lockdown support for individuals

The Australian Government’s COVID-19 Disaster Payment will be available to Queenslanders who have been adversely affected by public health orders. Payments of up to $750 will be available to those who live or work in the lockdown areas.

The details will be confirmed in coming days here on the Services Australia website.

COVID-19 vaccinations

All eligible Queenslanders are strongly encouraged to get vaccinated as soon as possible. Use the Australian Government’s COVID-19 vaccine eligibility checker to find out when you can receive a COVID-19 vaccine, register interest or book an appointment, and how to locate your nearest vaccination clinic.

Stay safe and Check In Qld

The Check In Qld app is mandatory for many businesses operating in Queensland, and Queenslanders are being asked to check in across all of these settings.

Details of the businesses and activities that are now required to use the Check In Qld app is included in Queensland Health’s Restrictions on Business, Activities and Undertakings Direction.

You may also find our COVID-19 resource page for the social service sector useful. It includes information for service providers, and resources, guidelines and templates.