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COVID restrictions continue in Ipswich until 1am Friday

There were three new cases of COVID-19 detected in hotel quarantine overnight, all contracted overseas.

There was one female who recently returned from South Africa.

The other two were international flight crew who departed prior to their results.

Chief Health Officer Jeanette Young explained that when international flight crew arrive they go into hotel quarantine but are allowed to go back on international flights before results are given.

“It is an agreement around the country that they are tested as soon as possible but we don’t keep them otherwise those planes can’t fly,” Dr Young said.

Premier Annastacia Palaszczuk said that the Greater Brisbane area are on track to have the additional restrictions lifted at 1am on Friday.

“There is only two days to go,” Premier Palaszczuk said.

The only places masks will be mandated is in airports and on planes.

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Restrictions are in place until 22 January for the Brisbane, Ipswich, Logan City, Moreton Bay and Redlands areas.

Restrictions at a glance

  • You must carry a mask at all times.
  • Masks must be worn in indoor places including shopping centres and supermarkets, gyms, places of worship, libraries, public transport, and taxis and rideshare vehicles.
  • Masks must be worn in workplaces if social distancing isn’t possible and it’s safe to do so.
  • You don’t need to wear a mask in private vehicles, while outdoors at a safe distance from other people or if you’re doing strenuous exercise.
  • Businesses and venues can have one person per 4 square metres indoors and one person per 2 square metres outdoors.
  • Smaller venues up to 200 square metres can have one person per 2 square metres up to a maximum of 50.
  • You must be seated to eat and drink, and no dancing is allowed except at weddings.
  • Gatherings are restricted to 20 people in homes and public spaces.
  • Weddings and funerals can have up to 100 people, and dancing is allowed at weddings without restrictions.
  • Indoor concert venues and theatres can operate at 50 per cent capacity or one person per four square metres, whichever is greater.
  • Outdoor stadiums can operate at 50 per cent capacity with COVID-safe plans.
  • Restrictions on visits to hospitals, aged care, disability accommodation and prisons will remain.

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

People with coronavirus may experience symptoms such as:

  • fever
  • respiratory symptoms
  • coughing
  • sore throat
  • shortness of breath.

Other symptoms can include runny nose, headache, muscle or joint pains, nausea, diarrhoea, vomiting, loss of sense of smell, altered sense of taste, loss of appetite and fatigue.

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To stop the spread of COVID-19 people with even mild symptoms of respiratory infection should get tested.

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