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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.

28 January | QRC COVID-19 Working Group briefing

QRC COVID-19 Working Group spoke about the following: With the removal of Sydney restrictions, an increase in air traffic is anticipated. The only significant restriction still in place is WA (2-week quarantine period for anyone travelling there from Qld). In relation to work camps, the QRC has stated its opposition to their use as quarantine centres to the Premier. The QRC has also supported members who have written to the Premier opposing the use of the HomeGround facility in Calliope. The proposal to use a quarantine facility in Toowoomba is still being considered. The mayor of Toowoomba has asked that, in the case that this camp goes ahead, that Toowoomba residents be vaccinated as a matter of priority. In relation to vaccine rollouts: the QRC has been working with the MCA to support the rollout, including to regional areas. Indigenous communities are particularly vulnerable. Once the priority and at risk communities are vaccinated, consideration be given to vaccinating regional communities that accept high numbers of visitors, including FIFO/BIBO workforces are being given particular attention. Mayors of resources regions will be engaged to address concerns. Question from Victoria S. (Anglo American) regarding vaccine centres, and the use of mobile clinics. Ian

January 28th, 2021|Categories: Latest News, QRC COVID-19 Working Group briefing|

11 January | 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 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:

January 11th, 2021|Categories: Latest News|

11 January | Update on Greater Brisbane restrictions

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. 

January 11th, 2021|Categories: Latest News|

11 January | Resources sector pulls out all stops to keep regions COVID-safe

[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.

January 11th, 2021|Categories: Latest News|

9 January | 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 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.

January 9th, 2021|Categories: Latest News|
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