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Lockdown ends at 6pm tonight

Ipswich and Greater Brisbane’s three-day lockdown will be lifted at 6pm tonight (Monday, 11 January).

Queensland Premier Annastacia Palaszczuk said though the lockdown is ending, some restrictions will stay until 22 January for the Brisbane, Ipswich, Logan City, Moreton Bay and Redlands areas.

For the next 10 days people will be required to carry a mask all times.

The Premier said people will be required to wear mask in shopping centres, supermarkets, retail outlets and indoor markets, hospitals and aged care facilities, in churches and places of worship, libraries, indoor recreational facilities, such as cinemas, art galleries, those sorts of types of places and gyms.

“Now in indoor workplaces where you can socially distance, you don’t have to wear a mask but where you can’t socially distance we ask you to put a mask on,” Premier Palaszczuk said.

“You must also wear a mask on public transport, in taxis and ride shares.

“You do not have to wear a mask if you are in your own car or if you have your family in your own vehicle.

“So, when in doubt, wear a mask, that is very simple, but it is those crowded areas, we just want greater Brisbane for the next 10 days to all be part of this mask wearing.”

Chief Health Officer Dr Jeannette Young said while she was pleased to lift lockdown restrictions, residents of Greater Brisbane still need to see out the remainder of the 14 day incubation period.

For the latest contact tracing alerts, visit the Queensland Health website.

For anyone with concerns or is unsure if they need to get tested or isolate, call 13 HEALTH (13 43 25 84).

To find your nearest testing clinic, visit https://www.qld.gov.au/covid19testing

The list of contact tracing locations is available at https://www.qld.gov.au/health/covid-19/contact-tracing

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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.

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