COVID-19 lockdown extended until Sunday in Ipswich

The South East Queensland lockdown has been extended until 4pm Sunday, 8 August 2021.

People in the local government areas of Ipswich, Brisbane, Moreton Bay, Logan, Redlands, Sunshine Coast, Noosa, Somerset, Lockyer Valley, Scenic Rim and the Gold Coast will be in lockdown for eight days at this stage.

Residents in South East Queensland can only leave home (which includes temporary accommodation such as a holiday rental) for essential purposes:

  • Obtaining essential goods or services, including healthcare
  • Exercising in your local area – it can only be within 10km of your home, and within 10km of your personal trainer’s home if you are exercising with a personal trainer
  • Attending essential work or school and childcare for the children of essential workers or vulnerable children
  • Assisting a vulnerable person or family member
  • Obtaining a COVID-19 test or vaccination

Ipswich Mayor Teresa Harding urged Ipswich residents to follow Queensland Health advice and stay home.

“It’s important we take this lockdown seriously, we are dealing with the extremely contagious Delta strain,” Mayor Harding said.

“For everyone who can, stay home during this lockdown.

“If you do need to go to the supermarket please follow the advice, buy only what you need, wear a mask and check in with the QR code.

“There were 21,806 COVID-19 tests were performed yesterday so people are doing the right thing and coming forward.

“We must work together to keep our community safe.”

There were 13 new locally acquired cases confirmed today all linked to the Indooroopilly cluster with a total of 66 active cases in Queensland.

Lockdown guidelines

Queensland Health are asking all Queenslanders to regularly monitor the list of exposure venues on the Queensland Health website and follow the public health advice.

Updated restrictions for South East Queensland can be found here.

Residents are required to stay within 10km of your home whenever possible but you can go further to achieve a permitted purpose. Exercise must only be performed within 10km of your home.

Face masks

You must carry a face mask with you at all times. You must wear a face mask at all times when you are outside your home, unless:

  • you are alone in your car or with the members of your household
  • you are eating or drinking
  • you are at your usual workplace and can physically distance from others (except if you work in a public-facing role in a hospitality venue or are a passenger transport operator)
  • you are alone outdoors or exercising alone outdoors with members of your household. If you pass others, you must put on your mask
  • it is unsafe.

There are some other exceptions to wearing face masks, including for children under 12 and people with particular medical conditions or disabilities. If in doubt, wear a face mask.

Symptoms of COVID-19 can range from mild illness to pneumonia.

People with coronavirus may experience symptoms such as:

  • fever
  • coughing
  • sore throat
  • shortness of breath
  • runny nose
  • fatigue
  • diarrhoea
  • vomiting or nausea
  • loss of smell and/or taste

Other symptoms can include muscle or joint pains or loss of appetite.

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If you have any COVID-19 symptoms, no matter how mild, call your doctor or 13HEALTH (13 43 25 84) and get tested.

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Read more about the COVID-19 vaccine.

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