Parts of Queensland have entered a 3-day lockdown that commenced at 6pm Tuesday 20 June 2021. 

This includes the Local Government Areas of:

  • Brisbane
  • Gold Coast
  • Ipswich
  • Lockyer Valley
  • Logan City
  • Moreton Bay
  • Noosa Shire
  • Redland City
  • Scenic Rim
  • Somerset
  • Sunshine Coast
  • Townsville (including Magnetic Island)
  • Palm Island

From 6pm Tuesday 29 June 2021 until 6pm Friday 2 July 2021, people in the identified local government areas will be required to stay at home (which includes temporary accommodation such as a holiday rental) except for the following essential reasons:

  1. Obtaining essential goods or services  
  2. Exercise in your local area
  3. Attending essential work, study or childcare if you can’t do it from home
  4. Healthcare or to provide help, care of support to vulnerable person (includes getting vaccinated)

In a practical sense for sport, recreation and fitness organisations, this means that during the lock down period:

  • organised community sport, recreation and fitness is not permitted
  • you may exercise outside (in your local area) with your household group and/or with one other person not from your household
  • professional and Elite Sport and Athletes – training may occur without spectators and physical distancing observed to the extent possible. Where such training is occurring, all other lockdown restrictions must still be observed at all times. (While this is our current advice, please refer to the Queensland Health website for any further updates)

In addition, you must continue to carry and wear a face mask at all times when you leave home, unless you have a lawful reason not to. You must wear a mask at:

  • shopping centres and supermarkets
  • hospitals and aged care facilities, if permitted to visit
  • indoor workplaces (where safe to wear a mask and you can’t physically distance)
  • public transport, taxis and rideshare, and waiting places or queues for this transport
  • airports and travelling on planes.

Full details of the restrictions during the lockdown period are available on the Queensland Health website.

Anyone who was in South East Queensland, Townsville or Palm Island on or since 6pm Tuesday 29 June 2021 is required to follow the same lockdown rules even if they are no longer in those areas. Those leaving South East Queensland, Townsville or Palm Island during this time may do so for essential reasons or to return home, but must also remain at their residence and limit their movements until the lockdown period has ended.

The lockdown restrictions will be reviewed on Friday 2 July 2021. Until such time, we are unable to provide advice on what restrictions may be in place after the initial 3-day lockdown.

We will work to provide further advice once updates on these conditions are received, following the review at the end of the week.