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Hard lockdown begins for our region from 4pm today until 4pm Tuesday.From 4pm today 11 South-East Queensland local government areas will enter a hard lockdown until 4pm on Tuesday August 3.

Please don't leave your home except for the below reasons, and if you are sick, stay home and get tested.

We must all take urgent action to keep Queensland safe.
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Hard lockdown begins for our region from 4pm today until 4pm Tuesday.

Masks will continue to be mandatory in 11 local government areas in South East Queensland.

The restriction was expected to be lifted tomorrow, but Health Minister Yvette D'Ath says it will continue for another week.

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And here's a reminder about those mask rules:
You must carry a face mask with you at all times, and you must wear a face mask at all times when you are outside your home, unless:
o you're alone in your car or with people from your household
o you're eating or drinking
o you're at your usual workplace and can physically distance from others EXCEPT if you work in a hospitality venue or are a passenger transport operator
o you're alone outdoors or with members of your household
o 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. bit.ly/3zJWKhw

If in doubt, wear a face mask.

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Mandatory masks extended for our region until 6am Friday 30th July and borders will close to NSW.BREAKING: Queensland’s border with New South Wales will close to reduce the risk of COVID-19 spread.

This is an important step that allows Queensland to safely ease COVID-19 restrictions across the state.

Measures include:

• Declaration of all of New South Wales as a hotspot from 1am on Friday, July 23. A border zone will be put into place, however residents living in the nominated border zone will be able to come into Queensland for a limited range of reasons, including health care, work, education, essential shopping and if they provide care to vulnerable people.

- Queenslanders will be able to travel into the New South Wales border zone for similar reasons, but not further than the border zone.
- Queensland residents can return from non-border zone locations in New South Wales, but will need to complete 14 days in hotel quarantine.

• Mask wearing will be extended and strengthened in the 11 South East Queensland local government areas of Brisbane, Moreton Bay, Ipswich, Logan City, Redlands, Sunshine Coast, Noosa, Somerset, Lockyer Valley, Scenic Rim and Gold Coast for one more week until 6am on Friday, July 30. Masks will now be required to be worn in all indoor seated, ticketed venues. This includes all stadiums, theatres and cinemas.

• Stadiums across the state with a capacity of 20,000 spectators or more will be required to reduce capacity to 75 per cent. Spectators will now be required to wear masks while seated unless consuming food or drink, in addition to current mask wearing requirements.

• Density restrictions in South East Queensland will be eased to match current levels in the regions. This means increased numbers of people allowed at weddings, funerals and indoor events.

New South Wales will remain a declared hotspot for four weeks, with a possible earlier review pending the outcome of their current outbreak.

The local government areas and regions in the border zone are Ballina, Bourke, Brewarrina, Broken Hill, Byron, Clarence Valley, Glen Innes Severn, Gwydir, Inverell, Kyogle, Lismore, Moree Plains, Richmond Valley, Tenterfield, Tweed, Unincorporated Far West and Walgett.

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Mandatory masks extended for our region until 6am Friday 30th July and borders will close to NSW.

Amazing news for our region for growth, infrastructure and jobs!! 🏆🎉 #brisbane2032 ... See MoreSee Less

Amazing news for our region for growth, infrastructure and jobs!! 🏆🎉 #brisbane2032

Happening from this afternoon, join the festivities!
#brisbane2032📣 BREAKING: Caloundra's beautiful skyline is ready to light up this Wednesday night when the International Olympic Committee hands down its historic 2032 Games decision.

🏅 Bring the whole family down to Olympics Live at Kings Beach Amphitheatre from 4pm-8pm with a host of free activities, live music, face painting, jumping castle, food vans, meet-and-greets and MORE.

Be part of history at this free family event and wear your best green and gold gear as we countdown to the Tokyo Olympics and find out if the Sunshine Coast will join Brisbane in hosting the 2032 Olympic and Paralympic Games 💚💛.

FULL DETAILS HERE: fal.cn/3gS2J

#HaveAGo #Brisbane2032
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BREAKING: COVID-19 restrictions will be extended in parts of South East Queensland for seven days until 6am on Friday, 23 July after cases of community transmission were detected overnight.

People in the local government areas of Brisbane, Moreton Bay, Ipswich, Logan City, Redlands, Sunshine Coast, Noosa, Somerset, Lockyer Valley, Scenic Rim and the Gold Coast must continue to wear masks whenever they leave home.

Gatherings in private residences remain limited to 30 people, and businesses and venues are limited to one person per four square metres indoors and one person per two square metres outdoors.

Visitor restrictions will remain in place for hospitals, aged care and disability centres.

Restrictions will ease in the local government areas of Townsville and Palm Island at 6am tomorrow as planned.

If you have any symptoms, please isolate and get tested straight away.
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