The Queensland Government is applying similar strict measures as have been in place in South East Queensland due to the high risk of transmission and rapidly spreading Delta variant.
There are only four reasons to leave home during the lockdown:
- To buy essentials such as groceries and medications. Supermarkets will be open during the lockdown period.
- To go to essential work if you can't work from home. Schools and childcare will only open for children of essential workers.
- For exercise outside, but only within 10km of your usual place of residence. Only allowed to do so with one other person from a different household.
- For health care. You can leave to get medical care and you can provide care to someone. You can also leave home to get a COVID-19 test or vaccine.
- Maximum of 2 visitors allowed at home (excluding those who live there). It is recommended to avoid any visitors at this time if it is possible.
- Masks must be worn at all times when you leave home. This includes in workplaces even when physical distancing is possible, unless you are working alone in a closed office, you are at your residence and there is no one else there except people you live with, you are eating or drinking, or it is unsafe to do so.
- Masks must also be worn outdoors (including on public transport or in rideshares) unless you are alone or with members of your household, eating or drinking, doing strenuous exercise or it is unsafe to do so.
- Masks are now also mandatory for teachers and staff at schools, plus students in high school.
- Non-essential businesses must close (eg gyms / hairdressers etc).
- Restaurants, cafes and other hospitality venues can open but only to provide takeaway.
- Funerals and weddings limited to 20 people.