11 January 2021 | Update on Greater Brisbane restrictions

Please find below the latest information on COVID-19 restrictions in Greater Brisbane:

The Premier has announced that the Greater Brisbane lockdown will end tonight at 6pm however some precautions will remain for the next 10 days until 1am on Friday, 22 January. The CHO has advised QRC that the resources industry is free to travel without restrictions other than those precautions applying to all Queenslanders who have been in Brisbane since the 2nd January.

See this link for the latest information: https://www.qld.gov.au/health/conditions/health-alerts/coronavirus-covid-19/current-status/easing-greater-brisbane-restrictions

Current advice from the Department of Resources is that members should continue to observe the existing heightened COVID awareness protocols and APPEA’s Onshore COVID Management Protocol.

All workers should observe these protocols if they have been in Brisbane since 2nd January regardless of where they currently are in the state.

Industry should take note of the requirement to wear a mask in workplaces where social distancing isn’t possible and it is safe to do so. The general approach should be ‘if in doubt wear a mask’.

The CHO has previously advised that where PPE or the work environment does not accommodate the wearing of a mask then that is acceptable. Masks can also be removed to allow people to be understood when speaking.

Below is an extract of information from the website relating to restrictions on businesses which may assist with some queries.

Businesses and venues

This includes places of worship, conventions centres, etc. There are no restrictions on businesses opening under a COVID Safe Plan.

  • Restaurants and cafes can open for seated eating and drinking, no standing allowed
  • All businesses may now have:
    • one person per 4 square metres on their premises indoors
    • one person per 2 square metres outdoors.
  • Businesses with a floor space less than 200 square metres can have one person per 2 square metres, up to 50 people at a time.
  • Dancing is not allowed except at weddings
  • Funerals and weddings can have up to 100 attendees
  • The seated capacity of outdoor stadiums and amphitheatres is 50 per cent with a COVID Safe plan
  • The seated capacity of indoor concert venues and theatres is 50 per cent capacity or one person per 4 square metres, whichever is greater, with a COVID Safe plan.