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Latest developments

This page will be regularly updated for the resources industry regarding the impact of COVID-19 on the sector, including Government responses to the pandemic.

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This is an update for the resources industry regarding the impact of COVID-19 on the sector, including Government responses to the pandemic.

Please keep up to date with the latest COVID-19 information. It’s best to source information from verified Government websites such as Federal Government website and Queensland Health website.

If you’re unsure if you or employees are experiencing symptoms there is a quiz you can take here.

24 April | 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: Western Australia lockdown From today, Western Australia (WA) has entered a three-day lockdown, and 34 local government areas and two unincorporated areas in Perth and Peel are declared COVID-19 hotspots. Anyone who was in Perth or the Peel region on or since 1am 17 April 2021 must follow testing and quarantine requirements. A new border direction (No.24) is in effect for anyone entering Queensland from the WA hotspots. A new Places of Concern direction is also in effect and refers specifically to the requirements of isolation and quarantine. Resources workers who were in Perth or Peel on or since 17 April Any resources worker currently in Queensland, who has been in the Perth or Peel hotspots on or since 1am on 17 April 2021, must follow WA lockdown requirements until the lockdown ends on 2am AEST 27 April 2021 including: 

April 24th, 2021|Categories: Latest News|

1 April | 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 midday today, Thursday 1 April, Greater Brisbane’s strict lockdown will end. You can leave your home for any purpose, however some restrictions will remain in place until Thursday 15 April 2021. Wearing a mask For all of Queensland, it is mandatory to

April 1st, 2021|Categories: Latest News|

30 March | COVID-19 Testing

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.

March 30th, 2021|Categories: Latest News|

29 March | 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 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).

March 29th, 2021|Categories: Latest News|

29 March | QRC COVID-19 Working Group briefing

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 liannere@qrc.org.au of the number of workers who must travel over the next 3 days.

March 29th, 2021|Categories: Latest News, QRC COVID-19 Working Group briefing|

12 February | 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: 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.

February 12th, 2021|Categories: Latest News|

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