28 April | Border restrictions

The Queensland Chief Health Officer has made a number of border restriction Declarations throughout March and April. Updated information on the latest restrictions can be found on the Queensland Health website. Currently, people are not be able to enter Queensland unless they are an ‘exempt person’ or an ‘exempt resident. Certain critical resource workers are considered ‘exempt persons’. Below are some frequently asked questions about the border restrictions which are relevant to the resource sector. QRC will endeavour to keep this information up to date as the situation progresses. Who is allowed to enter Queensland? Those living outside of Queensland who provide critical services to Queensland are considered ‘exempt persons’. This includes: • National/state security • Essential health services • Emergency services • Transport of goods or freight by land, sea or air, including food • Critical maintenance/repair to critical infrastructure in Queensland • Construction, mining/energy/agribusinesses (and see below for specific requirements for FIFO workers in these sectors) • Federal, state or local government workers or contractors who are required to enter Queensland to work.

28 April | Border restrictions2020-08-07T11:30:53+00:00

April 2020 | Critical resources sector worker employees

In collaboration with the Australian Petroleum Production and Exploration Association (APPEA), the Association of Mining and Exploration Companies (AMEC) and the Minerals Council of Australia (MCA), QRC seeks your feedback through a survey on the Queensland Specialist Worker Exemption process. This will assist the Queensland Government make any necessary improvements to ensure movement of workers essential to the resources sector. Click here to complete the survey

April 2020 | Critical resources sector worker employees2020-09-29T06:58:36+00:00

2 April | DNRME critical resource sector workers

The Department of Natural Resources, Mines and Energy have advised that they have commenced the process of identifying for the Chief Health Officer’s approval, those individuals who meet the criteria to be regarded as critical resource sector workers.

2 April | DNRME critical resource sector workers2020-04-09T03:57:53+00:00

1 April | COVID-19 sample testing

Queensland Health have today provided the following information regarding laboratories testing COVID-19 samples. Testing will be performed by Sullivan Nicolaides Pathology at their Bowen Hills laboratory. Once the specimen has reached the laboratory, the turnaround time (TAT) will be 24-72 hours. As the test numbers increase this TAT is likely to increase. The results will be released as soon as available and all positives will be notified to the referring doctor.

1 April | COVID-19 sample testing2020-04-09T04:19:38+00:00

28 March | FIFO charter flights

With imminent further curtailment of domestic intrastate and interstate flights likely in the next 48 hours, resource companies are strongly advised to put in place plans to use charter flights for the FIFO component of their workforce.

28 March | FIFO charter flights2020-04-09T04:18:03+00:00

27 March | DNRME note

A note from Department of Natural Resources, Mines and Energy - COVID-19 advice for Queensland's resources sector.

27 March | DNRME note2020-04-09T04:16:48+00:00

23 March | Feedback MCA Northern Territory Division – COVID-19 response protocols commitment

We are urgently seeking your feedback in response to the Mineral Council of Australia's (MCA) Northern Territory Division – COVID-19 response protocols commitment having regard to the Northern Territory Government's border control measures. Please respond by midnight tonight (23 March 2020) to MCA's Sid Marris (Sid.Marris@minerals.org.au) and CC QRC Chief Executive Ian Macfarlane (ianm@qrc.org.au and liannere@qrc.org.au). We thank you for your assistance.

23 March | Feedback MCA Northern Territory Division – COVID-19 response protocols commitment2020-04-09T05:47:30+00:00

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