Queensland latest Covid update as at 1 August

A public health alert is being issued for contact tracing locations in Moggill, Pullenvale, St Lucia and Wilston.

This is a reminder for all Queenslanders to keep checking the list of exposure venues on the Queensland Health website and follow the public health advice.

Contact tracing venues can be found at https://www.health.qld.gov.au/tracing.

Lockdown measures are currently in place until 4pm Tuesday and will be reviewed before then.

We urge South East Queenslanders to abide by the lockdown and continue wearing a mask if you must leave your home. Your mask must cover both your mouth and nose.

We encourage anyone experiencing even the mildest COVID-19 symptoms to get tested and self-isolate until you get your result. Testing helps us find as many cases in the community as quickly as possible. Find your nearest testing location here.

We acknowledge there has been significant demand for testing, which has resulted in long waits at our testing facilities. We thank everyone getting tested for doing the right thing and ask that they please be patient while we work to increase capacity.

It’s up to all of us to follow the rules to help limit the spread of the virus. The virus doesn’t move on its own – people spread it.

During the lockdown period, you can only leave your residence (which includes temporary accommodation such as a holiday rental) for limited permitted purposes such as:

  • Obtaining essential goods or services, including healthcare
  • Exercising in your local area – it can only be within 10km of your home
  • Attending essential work or school and childcare for the children of essential workers or vulnerable children
  • Assisting a vulnerable persons or family member
  • Obtaining a COVID-19 test or vaccination

People should stay within 10km of their home as much as possible but can go further if it is not possible to achieve a permitted purpose within 10km. Exercise is strictly within 10km of a person’s home.

Walk in vaccinations are not currently available in South-East Queensland during the three-day lockdown. This is to help reduce the risk of transmission by limiting gatherings.

You must have a booking to receive a vaccination.

We’ve addressed some of the most frequently asked questions received from the general public below.

Frequently Asked Questions

Are visitors allowed in my home?

No visitors are allowed to your residence (excluding volunteers and workers), unless providing support to a vulnerable person. By restricting household visitors, we reduce the likelihood of spread between different households.

I am meant to have custody of my child during lockdown, is this still allowed?

For children under 18 who do not live in the same household as their parents or one of their parents – they are allowed to leave home to continue existing arrangements for access to, and contact between, parents and children – as long as this is a court sanctioned parenting order and does not include contact with people who are vulnerable to COVID-19, for example someone aged over 70.

I have child custody arrangements in/out of the lockdown area, can I visit/travel with my child or to get my child?

For children under 18 who do not live in the same household as their parents or one of their parents – leaving a place of residence or entering a locked down area is allowed to continue existing arrangements for access to, and contact between, parents and children – as long as this is a court sanctioned parenting order and does not include contact with people who are vulnerable to COVID-19, for example someone aged over 70.

You must abide by the lockdown restrictions in the locked down area and if you leave a locked down area you must continue to abide by the lockdown restrictions.

What is essential work?

Essential work is work that cannot be done from your home – and the business is allowed to be open during lockdown.

Can I collect the equipment I need to work from home from my place of work over the weekend/on Monday?

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