Brisbane will enter a three-day lockdown to stop the spread of the highly contagious UK strain of COVID-19.

From 6pm tonight until 6pm Monday, people in the local government areas of Brisbane, Moreton Bay, Ipswich, Redlands and Logan (view the map) will be required to stay at home except:

  • to attend work if you can’t work from home
  • to buy essentials like groceries and medicine
  • look after the vulnerable
  • exercise within their neighbourhood.

Masks will also need to be worn everywhere in those local government areas except if people are at home.

While open today, all businesses are reminded to continue electronic record keeping of customer details to assist with future contact tracing. More information about contact tracing requirements is available online.

The following businesses and activities in the Greater Brisbane area must close during the lockdown period unless an exception applies:

  • Retail food services including pubs, restaurants, cafes and fast food outlets except for takeaway services.
  • Entertainment facilities, such as theatres, cinemas, music halls and concert halls.
  • Amusement centres, such as places to play billiards, pool, pinball machines or video games.
  • Indoor recreation facilities such as squash courts, indoor swimming pools and gyms.
  • Places of public worship, except for weddings and funerals in line with the person limits.
  • Spas, nail salons, hairdressers, beauty salons, waxing salons, tanning salons and tattoo parlours.
  • Massage parlours unless provided by a registered health practitioner or qualified massage therapist.
  • Auction houses.
  • Betting agencies and gaming lounges.
  • Markets, except for food and farmers markets.
  • Galleries, museums and libraries.
  • Community facilities, such as community halls.
  • Sex on premises services, sex services premises and strip clubs.
  • Public swimming pools.
  • Nightclubs.

Cafes, pubs and restaurants will be open only for take-away and home delivery services.

Funerals will be restricted to 20 guests and weddings restricted to 10 guests. Sporting fixture events in the Greater Brisbane area have been cancelled or are able to continue without crowds. All community sports will be cancelled for the duration of the lockdown period.

For more information visit the Queensland Government website.

Information will be updated on this site as the situation evolves. We will continue to share information as it becomes available.

We encourage you to stay across this information and to follow the restrictions so that Greater Brisbane can get back to business after the lockdown period

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