11 January 2021 | Update from Department of Resources

Please find below the latest information on COVID-19 from Department of Resources and how it relates to the resources sector:

Easing of Greater Brisbane restrictions

From 6pm tonight, Monday 11 January, Greater Brisbane’s strict lockdown will end.

Resources workers who have been within the Greater Brisbane region since 2 January are allowed to move outside of their homes and the lockdown area, but must adhere to the following precautions until 1am, Friday January 22:

Face masks

  • Carry a face mask at all times.
  • Wear a mask in indoor spaces, including at indoor workplaces where you can’t socially distance (provided it’s safe to do so). If you need to wear a mask in your workplace, and are required to clearly enunciate (such as speaking into a PA system) but can’t do so clearly through a mask, you can remove the mask while you speak and then put it back on when you’ve finished.
  • Wear a mask on public transport, taxis and rideshare, and while in an airport and travelling on planes.
  • You don’t need to wear a mask in private vehicles, however you should wear a mask if you are in the vehicle with someone who is not from your household.

Resources workers are strongly recommended to wear a mask when outdoors if they are unable to stay more than 1.5m distance from other people, such as busy walkways and thoroughfares.

Read more about restrictions for Greater Brisbane on the Roadmap to easing restrictions.

Follow company health plans

All resources companies must have a health plan to prevent the spread of COVID-19.

Resources workers should follow their company health plan, as well as any other advice provided to resources companies to keep their workforce, families and communities safe.

Travelling to another State

Resources workers departing Queensland to another state or territory should check the relevant State Government border restrictions currently in place for the state you intend travelling to.

Get tested

If you have any symptoms at all, get tested immediately and quarantine at home until you receive a negative result.

Next steps

Subject to no cases in the community, from 1am on Friday 22 January 2021, Greater Brisbane will return to the current ongoing restrictions for rest of Queensland.