Greater Brisbane enters a 3-day lockdown | 29 March 2021
29 March 2021 | News
As announced by the Queensland Premier this morning, Greater Brisbane will go into lockdown from 5pm today for three days until 5pm on Thursday 1 April 2021.
This is to give contact tracers time to ensure that further cases of COVID-19, including the highly infectious UK strain, are not circulating in the community.
The Greater Brisbane lockdown area includes Brisbane, Ipswich, Logan, Redland, and Moreton Bay local government areas.
As an essential service, Multicultural Australia will continue to provide services to our clients and communities during this lockdown period. Please contact us through our usual contact methods, during business hours on 3337 5400, or via email at [email protected] Our after hours/emergency phone line remains available to clients.
Over the next three days, from 5pm tonight, residents in Brisbane, Logan, Moreton Bay, Ipswich and Redlands council areas can only leave home for one of these reasons:
- to buy essentials like groceries or medication
- work or study - if you can't do either from home
- exercise in your local area
- healthcare or to provide help, care or support
Other important points of the Premier's announcement included:
Masks must be worn at all times when outside of your home, including workplaces and public transport – except when eating, drinking or vigorous exercise or unless you have a medical exemption.
- Exercise with no more than one person not from your household.
- Cafes, pubs and restaurants will open only for take-away service.
- Supermarkets will remain open throughout lockdown. There is no need to 'panic buy.'
- Schools will remain open for children of essential workers only.
- Aged care, correctional centres, hospitals and disability service providers will close to visitors across the state.
- The restrictions will be reviewed on Wednesday evening.
- For the rest of Queensland, masks should be worn while indoors where social distancing is not possible (excluding your home) and gatherings are restricted to 30 people.
Multicultural communities can access in-language information and health alerts here.
For the latest Queensland Government updates regarding the Greater Brisbane lockdown click here.