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31 July 2023
Brisbane has been placed under lockdown following the discovery of four new coronavirus cases.
Brisbane residents will be locked down from today after four new cases of locally transmitted coronavirus were identified with the highly infectious UK strain.
Which areas are affected?
The shutdown covers Greater Brisbane and includes five council areas: Ipswich, Logan, Redlands, Morton, and Brisbane.
What reasons can I leave my home?
People in Greater Brisbane lockdown zones will only be able to leave their homes for four essential reasons, such as grocery shopping, exercise, essential work and to care for vulnerable people.
Are schools closed?
Schools will close from Tuesday. Schools in the locked down areas will remain open for children of essential workers.
Are face masks compulsory?
In Greater Brisbane, the government is urging people to wear face masks when they are outside their homes. Outside the five local council areas, Queenslanders have been asked to wear masks when they cannot socially distance.
Can I visit hospitals, prisons, aged care facilities?
Aged care, correctional centres, hospitals and disability service providers will close to visitors across the state.
Are shops and cafes closed?
Cafés, pubs & restaurants will be allowed to open only for take-away service.
Can I travel to Queensland from other states and territories?
Queensland has declared Greater Brisbane a hotspot. Western Australia last night announced with Queensland, asking people to reconsider traveling to the state over the Easter holidays. So far, no other states and territories have announced how travel could be affected, but that is likely to change throughout the next few days.
When will the lockdown be lifted?
The restrictions will be reviewed on Wednesday evening and APAN will keep a close eye on the situation, please reach out if you need anything.