9 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:

Greater Brisbane lockdown

As you would have heard, Greater Brisbane is in lockdown for three days, while contact tracers work to ensure the UK strain of COVID-19 is not circulating in the community.

The Chief Health Officer has now released the Restrictions for Impacted Areas Direction.

From 6pm Friday 8 January, until 6pm Monday 11 January, resources workers in the local government areas of Brisbane, Moreton Bay, Ipswich, Redlands and Logan are required to stay at home unless their work can’t be performed from home.

Any resources worker who was in Greater Brisbane on or since 2 January should apply these lockdown rules to where they are now – only leave your home for essential reasons and wear a mask.

If workers do need to attend a work site in Greater Brisbane during lockdown, they must wear a mask and follow all COVID-safe work practices for the resources sector.

Travelling to or from Greater Brisbane 

We strongly encourage resources workers to not move outside of the Greater Brisbane lockdown area unless essential.

If a resources worker is required to leave Greater Brisbane to undertake an essential business activity (that can’t reasonably be performed from home) they must wear a mask unless it causes a risk to that person’s health and safety related to their work and follow all COVID-safe work practices. Resources workers can enter Greater Brisbane from outside the region to return home, or to undertake an essential business activity (that can’t reasonably be performed from home). However, they must abide by all restrictions for the period of the lockdown.

Transiting through Greater Brisbane

A resources worker can drive through the Greater Brisbane area to get from one destination to another, but you must do so without stopping. You also must travel in a private vehicle, such as your own car, a work car, rideshare car or a taxi.

A resources worker can transit through Brisbane airport during the lockdown period, however they must:

  • not leave the airport while waiting for another flight
  • quarantine until the time of another flight
  • drive out of Greater Brisbane directly in a private vehicle, a rideshare car or taxi without stopping.

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 or have been to the contact tracing alert locations, get tested immediately and quarantine at home until you receive a negative result.