Monday, January 11, 2021
The Queensland (QLD) Government announced earlier today, Monday, 11 January 2021 that the lockdown in Greater Brisbane will be lifted 6:00pm AEST with some precautions remaining in Greater Brisbane for 10 days until 1:00am on Friday, 22 January. Some directions include:
- Masks must be worn in workplaces if social distancing is not possible and it’s safe to do so;
- Businesses and venues can have one person per 4m² indoors and one person per 2m² outdoors; and
- Smaller venues up to 200m² can have one person per 2m² up to a maximum of 50.
More complete details for businesses and the wider community can be found on the Premier of Qld, the Hon. Annastacia Palaszczuk MP's official social media channels, including video recordings of the media conference from earlier today. Please also refer to the Government of QLD website for up-to-date information and directions.
Thank you to Anne Bell from our Brisbane office for taking time during her break last week to ensure protective measures were in place for the office’s return today to normal business hours after a well-deserved break during the Christmas and New Year period. We also extend a welcome back to the Brisbane team.
Friday, January 8, 2021
In response to a confirmed coronavirus (COVID) case to the highly contagious UK strain of the virus, the QLD Government has implemented a three-day lockdown. Starting Friday, 8 January at 6:00pm, residents in the council areas of Brisbane, Logan, Ipswich, Moreton Bay and Redlands will be required to stay at home until Monday, 11 January at 6:00 pm.
People in the affected local government areas (LGAs) will be required to stay at home except for essential work, health or compassionate care, exercise and essential shopping. Masks will also be mandated in Greater Brisbane if residents leave their homes during the weekend – this includes workplaces and public transit.
Based on these instructions from the QLD Government, our priority is to ensure that we’re taking care of the health, safety and wellbeing of our employees and community. The following measures will apply to the team at our Brisbane Office on Monday when normal office hours also recommence following the Christmas and New Year break:
- Move to work-from-home (WFH) arrangements and attend the office if there are deliveries to handle;
- The wearing of a mask will be mandatory in the workplace as our team continues to assist incoming sample testing requirements and answering client queries, particularly for our clients operating in essential services; and
- Door signage is in place to assist with protective measures. Please adhere to the directions and guidance provided.
Our team in Brisbane will WFH Monday, 11 January.
Resources and references
We encourage our community in Queensland to get the latest information from the Government of QLD website.