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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.

31 July | Update from Department of Resources

The CHO has today confirmed that resource industry workers can continue to travel to work during the 72 hour lockdown where necessary. Companies are encouraged to minimise travel from the 11 locked down LGAs wherever possible.  Workers travelling from the lockdown areas should carry ID and, if possible, be able to identify as a resource industry worker i.e. a letter or payslip from the company they work for or travel in high vis with the company’s logo on it.  Please find below the latest information on COVID-19 from Department of Resources and how it relates to the resources sector: South East Queensland lockdown South East Queensland is in lockdown for three days, while contact tracers work to understand the extent of COVID-19 potentially circulating in the community.

July 31st, 2021|Categories: Latest News|

29 July | QRC COVID-19 Working Group briefing

QRC COVID-19 Working Group spoke about the following (actions in bold): The CHO has announced a further one-week extension of the requirements to wear a face mask if you are in the identified SE Qld LGAs or have been in those LGAs in the last 14 days. Persons who have visited those SEQ LGAs must wear a mask as per SE Qld until next Friday 6th August unless they have been outside the LGAs for more than 14days There has been some confusion about Border arrangements. For gas field workers travelling between operations in the NE South Australia and SW corner of Qld, exemptions are in place but workers are required to be tested within 7 days of arrival in Qld and every 7 days. For FIFOs in the NSW ‘bubble zone’, identified in the map the QRC distributed on Saturday, workers in that area can travel anywhere in Queensland for work-related purposes. They must apply for an entry pass into Queensland. It is preferable for resource companies, not contractor companies, to apply for specialist/essential worker exemptions when bringing workers into Queensland from hot spots.

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

22 July | 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: Face masks restrictions From 6am AEST Friday 23 July until 6am AEST Friday 30 July, Face mask restrictions will continue to apply for South East Queensland. Border restrictions From 1am AEST Friday 23 July 2021 all of New South Wales will be a declared hotspot. A New South Wales border zone will come into effect at this time. This means New South Wales border zone residents can only enter Queensland for a permitted purpose, and Queensland residents can only enter the New South Wales border zone for a permitted purpose. You can cross the border from a border zone community for an essential activity, work, education or organised children's sport. See the full list of permitted purposes. You cannot cross the border for recreation or tourist activities or events, exercise or for a holiday.

July 22nd, 2021|Categories: Latest News|

1 July | COVID-19 Update

Update on lockdown of 14 LGAs The Premier will make an announcement at 10 am tomorrow, (Friday 2 July) regarding the ending of the current lockdown as scheduled at 6pm Friday 2 July or its extension past that time. Indications from today’s briefing have been described as “promising” in regard to the ending of the lockdown on schedule. Mandatory Vaccination of FIFO Workers As a result of this FIFO worker being infected and travelling to a mine in the NT, there is now a push by Western Australian and Queensland Premier's to mandate vaccination of FIFO/DIDO workers.

July 1st, 2021|Categories: Latest News|

28 June | QRC COVID-19 Working Group briefing

QRC COVID-19 Working Group spoke about the following (actions in bold): • There are no changes to the rules, as relating to mine sites, that have been in place for the past few months. • Mine site workers can still be assessed as critical workers if they cannot work from home nor have their work done by another person. o A question was asked about interstate travellers and Essential Workers clarified that if an essential worker has been tested and indicated a negative result, and has travelled interstate, then they will be able to return to work. • In relation to inter-state travels, there is a specialist worker exemption being managed by the Department of Health. If workers must be brought from NSW, for example, then a specialist travel permit will be required.

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

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