Statement from Queensland Health regarding WA lockdown

Following Western Australia’s announcement of a three-day lockdown, anyone who has been in the Perth or Peel regions on or since 17 April 2021 is required to comply with the following requirements:

From midnight tonight, residents will be allowed to re-enter Queensland. Non-residents will require an exemption to enter Queensland.

Everyone entering Queensland after midnight tonight who has been in the Perth or Peel parts of WA since 17 April will be required to enter hotel quarantine for up to 14 days.

Anyone who has been in the Perth or Peel regions since 17 April 2021 and was in Queensland before 11.59pm April 23, 2021 is required to attain a COVID-19 test as soon as possible this weekend and remain at home or their arranged accommodation until they receive a negative test.

Even after a negative test is received, anyone who has been in the Perth or Peel regions on or since 17 April 2021 will be required to remain at home or in their accommodation except for the following essential reasons until 2am 27 April 2021:

  • To attain essential goods such as food, groceries, medical or necessary supplies
  • For medical or health care purposes
  • Outdoor exercise
  • End of life visits if allowed by the facility you are attending
  • For safety reasons

People who have been in Perth or Peel regions since 17 April 2021 are not to attend ANZAC Day Services.

Masks must be worn at all times when leaving your home or accommodation. Children aged 12 years and under and where people have certain medical conditions are exempt.

These restrictions reflect those applied to Western Australia.

Queensland Health is taking a cautious approach and will continue to monitor the situation in Western Australia closely.

You can find a list of testing clinics here: https://www.qld.gov.au/health/conditions/health-alerts/coronavirus-covid-19/stay-informed/testing-and-fever-clinics

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