Extensive contact tracing is currently being undertaken by Queensland Health and the Central Queensland Public Health Unit as a result of positive COVID-19 diagnosis in Brisbane and Gladstone. As well, Queensland Health and CQ Health have been made aware that some employer mines are requiring mine staff to be tested for COVID-19 and receive a negative result before returning to work. This is not a requirement under the CHO Directions however, it is appreciated that this may be an employer preference.
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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 understand the extent of COVID-19 potentially circulating in the community. The Chief Health Officer has released the Restrictions for Impacted Areas Direction (No. 3).
QRC COVID-19 Working Group spoke about the following (actions in bold): A lockdown applies in the Greater Brisbane Area (Brisbane, Logan, Redlands, Moreton Bay region) from 5pm tonight, for 3 days (presently scheduled to lift Thursday night but subject to review). CHO is viewing this situation very seriously. QRC asks that travel be minimised to essential travel only over the 3 day lock down period. Companies to advise QRC via email@example.com of the number of workers who must travel over the next 3 days.
Please find below the latest information on COVID-19 from Department of Resources and how it relates to the resources sector: Border restrictions and COVID-19 hotspots There are changes for people travelling to Queensland from Victoria, Western Australian and New South Wales. Victoria From 1am AEST Saturday 13 February, resources workers who have been anywhere in Victoria on or since 29 January 2021 will need to apply for a border pass before entering Queensland.
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:
Discussed: Greater Brisbane Area lockdown and easing restrictions, COVID protocols, appropriate mask usage, social distancing and other hygiene measures.
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.
[QRC media release] Queensland’s resources sector has continued to go “above and beyond” to keep workers, their families and regional communities safe following the Queensland Government’s announcement on Friday of a 72-hour lockdown for Greater Brisbane. Queensland Resources Council (QRC) Chief Executive Ian Macfarlane said today the resources sector was committed to doing everything it could to prevent the spread of COVID. Based on the QRC’s recommendation following the announcement of the Greater Brisbane lockdown, mining and gas companies immediately and voluntarily put a three-day hold on regional travel from Greater Brisbane, unless essential from a safety or operational perspective, to help contain the spread of COVID-19.
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.
[QRC media release] Queensland’s resources sector is working with the Queensland Government in support of the COVID-19 three-day lockdown announced by the Premier today. Queensland Resources Council Chief Executive Ian Macfarlane says the resources sector remains committed to keeping its workers, their families and those Queenslanders living in mining regions safe. The resources sector is managing the impact on production as companies cease FIFO movements out of Greater Brisbane to regional Queensland during the lockdown. As well, resource companies are ensuring their regional worksites operate under strict COVID-safe plans and are isolating workers who have travelled from Greater Brisbane since 2 January from the local community they work in.