Greater Brisbane is now in a hard three-day lockdown.
The area, which includes Brisbane, Logan, Ipswich, Moreton Bay and Redlands, will be in lockdown until 6pm Monday.
Residents will only be allowed to leave their homes for one of four essential reasons – essential work, health or compassionate care, exercise and essential shopping.
The following information about restrictions has been provided by the Queensland Government.
Greater Brisbane includes:
Logan City Council
Ipswich City Council
Redland City Council
Brisbane City Council
Moreton Bay Regional Council
All residents living in these areas are required to stay at home.
You may leave your house for the following reasons:
- Essential education and work which cannot be done at home, or obtain healthcare services
- Care or support of a vulnerable family member
- Essential shopping in your local community
- Exercise with no more than one person not from your household – in your local community.
- However, if you do leave your house, please stay within your community and do not travel far.
If you are leaving your home you must wear a mask
- 20 people can attend funerals, 10 people can attend weddings (no dancing or singing).
- Limit of 2 visitors in homes in addition to people already residing in the home.
- Restaurants and cafes to provide take away or home delivery only.
- Cinemas, entertainment venues and recreation venues, beauty and personal care services, gyms, places of worship will be closed.
Everyone in Brisbane and indeed all of Queensland should continue to monitor your health and if you have any symptoms of COVID-19, regardless of how mild it is, to come forward and get tested and isolate until you get a negative result.
For anyone with concerns or is unsure if they need to get tested or isolate, please call 13 HEALTH (13 43 25 84).
To find your nearest testing clinic, visit https://www.qld.gov.au/covid19testing
Brisbane lockdown puts Gabba Test into question
The lockdown also throws into question Australia’s Test against India at the Gabba next week, which was already in doubt.
India are pushing for relaxed conditions in hotel quarantine before they travel to Brisbane, but that now looks highly unlikely to be approved.
The BCCI wants its players to be able to eat meals together and have team meetings inside their hotel instead of only being allowed out of their rooms to train.