30 September 2021 / COVID-19

Additional measures reintroduced for parts of Queensland

New restrictions from 4pm today

Six new cases have been announced in Queensland this morning which has resulted in the Queensland Government re-introducing stricter measures in some local government areas (LGAs) of Queensland. Check your LGA here.

These additional restrictions will be in place from 4pm today, Thursday 30 September for at least two weeks.

Affected LGAAffected LGAAffected LGA
BrisbaneLogan City Palm Island
Gold Coast Moreton BayTownsville

Breakdown of new restrictions

  • You must carry a mask and wear it everywhere indoors including at work. Masks must also be worn outdoors when you cannot stay 1.5 metres away from others. Further details below.
  • Gatherings in homes and public spaces can have a maximum of 30 people.
  • Weddings can have up to 100 people. 20 people max can dance.
  • Funerals can have up to 100 people.
  • Businesses (including places of worship, convention centres, retail, dining, gyms, hairdressers, beauty and personal care services etc) are allowed to operate but with reduced capacity depending on the setting.
  • Patrons must be seated in hospitality venues to eat and drink, and dancing is not permitted.
  • Stadiums and indoor / outdoor events can have 75% seated and ticketed capacity. Patrons must wear masks at all times, except to eat and drink

Face mask rules

Additional face mask rules currently apply to those that live or work in the local government areas of Brisbane, Gold Coast, Logan, Moreton Bay, Palm Island and Townsville.

The Queensland Government rules for these LGAs state that masks must be worn everywhere indoors, including in workplaces such as indoor construction sites and Hutchies' offices.

Masks can be taken off indoors if you are alone in an office or meeting room with the door closed, you are eating or drinking or it is unsafe to wear a mask.

When outdoors, you must wear a mask when you are unable to stay 1.5 metres away from people, including at outdoor workplaces such as construction sites. 

Masks can be taken off outdoors if you can maintain 1.5 metres from others, you are eating or drinking, you are participating in strenuous exercise or it is unsafe to wear a mask.

For those in other local government of areas of South East Queensland, face masks remain mandatory but with eased rules.

New exposure sites

Please ensure you check the latest exposure sites list regularly as new venues continue to be added.

If you have been to any of the venues of concern at the date and time identified, inform your Team Leader, get tested and follow the direction listed by Queensland Health including entering your details in the contact tracing form.

Suburbs with venues of concern

Note, more suburbs will be added later today, so keep checking the list.

Suburb SuburbSuburb
Albany Creek CarindaleNerang
AspleyEatons Hill Rocklea
BrisbaneHamiltonSouth Brisbane
Brisbane AirportMermaid WatersSpring Hill
Camp HillMerrimacSurfers Paradise
Cannon Hill 

Vaccines are available

Queensland now has access to three vaccines: AstraZeneca, Pfizer and Moderna. All three vaccines require two doses to have the best effect.

Anyone aged 12 years and over is now eligible to receive either Pfizer or Moderna vaccines. The Moderna vaccine is very similar to the Pfizer vaccine.

Currently, Pfizer and AstraZeneca vaccines are available across state clinics, GPs and pharmacies.

Queensland has also recently increased the number of walk in clinics available. Pfizer is being offered to anyone over the age of 12 at walk in clinics

Moderna is currently only available at pharmacies. 

AstraZeneca is available to those aged 60 and above. Anyone who has had their first AstraZeneca vaccine should ensure they are booked in for their second.

Talk to your doctor if you have any questions about vaccination.

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Previously, only a CN licence was required for mobile cranes.

There is now special training for safely operating non-slewing telehandlers with different tools attached.

If you already hold a crane licence (CN / C2 / C6 / C1 / C0), you don’t need to do anything unless you want to learn more about telehandler operation.

Effective 1 July 2024

If you don't currently hold one of these licences, and need to operate a non-slewing telehandler over 3 tonnes, from 1 July you must:

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Reporting building maintenance

If you're in Toowong, and have an item to report, please send all maintenance requests to:


Contractors on site

All contractors performing works internally and externally at Hutchies' Toowong office (which includes ADG Engineers' buildings) must complete our induction process and sign in using the QR code located at reception.

More information

If you have any questions about the new system, please don’t hesitate to get in touch with Sarah Di Lorenzo in Hutchies' Property Team. 

Thank you in advance as we transition to this more efficient way of managing building maintenance.

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This qualification applies to individuals working in, or wishing to transition into, a work health and safety (WHS) role who provide a broad range of technical knowledge and skills and have some limited responsibility for the output of others.

The qualification applies to those working as supervisors, WHS personnel, and workers in other WHS-related roles who manage risks effectively, apply relevant WHS laws, and contribute to WHS within the workplace in known or changing contexts with established parameters.

The specific nature of this course will include contextualisation of Hutchies’ Policies, Processes, Procedures, and Systems relating to on-site hazard identification, risk assessment and hierarchy of control measures within the scope of its operations.

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  • BSBWHS414 Contribute to Risk Management
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Funding is available for eligible Queensland participants via CSQ.

For course inquiries call / email Warren Belford on 0427 337 379.

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