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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.

1 August | Updated Border Restrictions Direction

Queensland Health have issued an updated Border Restrictions Direction (No. 10) overnight that has some important clarifications. In summary, the new Direction: Allows new residents to enter Queensland from a hotspot provided they complete quarantine at their own expense. Previously, new residents required an individual CHO exemption to enter Queensland from a hotspot. Allows any person permitted to enter Queensland who has completed government mandated quarantine in a hotspot to enter Queensland without repeating quarantine provided they can meet a number of evidentiary requirements. Currently, only returning Queensland residents can enter Queensland without quarantining if they have already completed government mandated quarantine in a hotspot. Provides that a person remanded in custody, subject to an extradition order or otherwise in the custody of a state or commonwealth law enforcement agency who is required to be in Qld is not required to complete a Border Declaration Pass.  Clarifies that a person can travel directly from a non-COVID-19 hotspot to an airport to fly to Queensland without quarantining on arrival. For example, a FIFO worker living in an LGA in NSW that is not declared as a hotspot can travel directly to Sydney airport to fly to Queensland for work.

August 1st, 2020|Categories: Latest News|

30 July | Fake disposable respiratory protective equipment

The COVID-19 pandemic has increased demand for half face disposable respirators. As a result, some industries have had difficulty getting disposable respirators used for protection against dusts and chemicals including silica, asbestos and lead. This extra demand is leading to fake respiratory protective equipment (RPE) entering the Australian market. Please see details and further information here  Liverpool and Campbelltown Local Government Areas (LGAs) in New South Wales, as well as all 79 LGAs within the State of Victoria, continue to remain as active hotspots for people traveling to Queensland.   View the full list of hotspots.

July 30th, 2020|Categories: Latest News|

29 July | Greater Sydney declared a COVID-19 hotspot

QRC has just received confirmation that the Premier has announced that 31 LGA’s making up the Greater Sydney region will be declared a COVID-19 hotspot from 1am Saturday 1 August 2020. More details to follow.  Liverpool and Campbelltown Local Government Areas (LGAs) in New South Wales, as well as all 79 LGAs within the State of Victoria, continue to remain as active hotspots for people traveling to Queensland.   View the full list of hotspots.

July 29th, 2020|Categories: Latest News|

23 July | New hotspot announced

The Chief Health Officer Dr Jeannette Young today declared from 1am, Monday 27 July 2020, Fairfield City Local Government Area in New South Wales will be included as a COVID-19 hotspot.  Liverpool and Campbelltown Local Government Areas (LGAs) in New South Wales, as well as all 79 LGAs within the State of Victoria, continue to remain as active hotspots for people traveling to Queensland.   View the full list of hotspots.

July 23rd, 2020|Categories: Latest News|

14 July | New hotspots declared

From midday today, two Local Government Areas in New South Wales are declared COVID-19 hotspots. Queensland’s border restrictions mean that anyone who has been in a COVID-19 hotspot within the last 14 days will no longer be able to quarantine in Queensland and will be turned away at the border.

July 14th, 2020|Categories: Latest News|
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