Three day lockdown as Ipswich miner tests positive to COVID-19

Ipswich will go into a three-day lock down along with 11 other local government areas in South East Queensland, Townsville, Magnetic Island and Palm Island.

Two new cases of community transmission were recorded, one of them a miner from Ipswich, and two returned travellers in hotel quarantine.

As of 6pm on Tuesday, 29 June until 6pm Friday, 2 July residents can only leave home for one of four reasons:

  1. To buy essential such as groceries or medications
  2. Work or study if you can’t do either from home
  3. Exercise in your local area
  4. Healthcare or to provide help, care or support

Ipswich Mayor Teresa Harding said the lockdown would cause some disruption to people’s lives but was the right thing to do based on the health advice.

“We’ve done this before in Ipswich, and we’ve kept each other safe through so much in the past,” Mayor Harding said.

“Please remember grocery shops and take-aways remain open and stocked. And don’t forget to always have a face mask with you.

“To all the health care workers and our essential workers who will be at work during the lockdown, we say thank you.

“We are a strong and resilient community here in Ipswich and as we respond to this community transmission, I encourage residents to follow all health directives, observe social distancing, and work together to keep our communities healthy and safe.”

Contact tracing venues and flights can be found at

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.

New Ipswich venues have been added to the contact tracing list:

Friday 25 June

  • 4.07pm to 4.09pm Ripley McDonalds (drive through only)
  • 4.50pm to 5.10pm B’s Salon & Barber Shop Willowbank
  • 5.20pm to 5.25pm Drake Super Market, Rosewood

Saturday 26 June

  • 7.57am to 8.01am Augustine Heights McDonalds

Restrictions for Impacted Areas – South East Queensland

From 1am, 29 June 2021 to 1am, 13 July 2021 restrictions are in place for the City of Ipswich and all of South East Queensland. Updated restrictions here.

Face masks

This includes:

  • 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 hospitality venue or are a passenger transport operator)
  • you are alone outdoors or with members of your household
  • 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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