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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.

22 December | Update from Department of Resources

Please see below the latest information from the Department of Resources. This bulletin provides resources companies and peak bodies in the resources sector with the latest information on COVID-19 and how it relates to the sector. The Queensland Government has brought forward the changes to requirements for vaccinated close contacts of a COVID-19 case that were advised last week. From 1am Wednesday 22 December, vaccinated close contacts will need to quarantine for 7 days and get an immediate PCR test followed by another on day five. If that day five test is negative the person can leave home quarantine on day eight but must observe additional precautions until day 14. This includes wearing a mask when outside their home and they cannot visit high-risk settings including hospitals, residential aged care, disability care accommodation and correctional facilities. Unvaccinated close contacts will need to quarantine for 14 days and get a test immediately and on days 5 and 12. There are additional details on quarantine and testing requirements for vaccinated people who live with an unvaccinated close contact on the Queensland Health website.

December 21st, 2021|Categories: Latest News|

18 December | Update from Department of Resources

Please see below the latest information from the Department of Resources. This bulletin provides resources companies and peak bodies in the resources sector with the latest information on COVID-19 and how it relates to the sector. Face masks will become mandatory in shops and retail centres, hospitals, aged care facilities, public transport and rideshare vehicles across the state from 1am tomorrow (Saturday 18 December). For other indoor settings, masks are not mandatory but are recommended, even where only vaccinated people can attend. Wearing masks will help slow the spread of the virus and allow more people to get their vaccinations, including vulnerable people and healthcare workers who are due to get their third dose. This mandate will be revised once Queensland is 90 per cent fully vaccinated. Support for small business With the incoming mask mandate and hospitality and entertainment businesses now following the Public Health and Social Measures linked to vaccination status Direction, additional information, resources and support is available to businesses.

December 17th, 2021|Categories: Latest News|

17 December | Wet mess facilities at resources camps

Formal advice has been received from the Department of Resources and Public Health Directions team regarding the question of wet mess facilities at resources camps.  In broad terms, the “dine in canteens” setting in Schedule 1B of the Public Health and Social Measures linked to vaccination status Direction is not defined, but an approach that considers the public health risks should be considered when deciding if a facility falls within the provision. For example, canteens that cater only to a known cohort and are not open to members of the public would clearly fall within the intended use of the “dine in canteens” setting in Schedule 1B. Venues that cater to workers from multiple sites, and potentially different industries, are likely to have a different risk profile. Based on this, Queensland Health has provided advice on 5 broad scenarios as below:

December 16th, 2021|Categories: Latest News|

10 December | Update from Department of Resources

Please see below the latest information from the Department of Resources. This bulletin provides resources companies and peak bodies in the resources sector with the latest information on COVID-19 and how it relates to the sector. This bulletin provides resources companies and peak bodies in the resources sector with the latest information on COVID-19 and how it relates to the sector. Queensland border restrictions update From 1am AEST Monday 13 December 2021, Border Restriction Direction (No. 56) will be in effect, with Queensland border restrictions easing further following Queensland achieving 80% fully vaccinated. People will be considered fully vaccinated from one week after their second dose. Entering Queensland Anyone entering Queensland from anywhere in Australia must hold a current Queensland entry pass. The type of entry pass and requirements for entry to Queensland will depend on where workers are traveling from, where they have been in the last 14 days, and vaccination status. For resources workers who are fully vaccinated and have not been in a hotspot in the last 14 days, they can enter Queensland with no restrictions and no quarantine requirements.

December 10th, 2021|Categories: Latest News|

9 December | QRC COVID-19 Working Group briefing

QRC COVID-19 Working Group spoke about the following (actions in bold): Guidelines are still being established by DoR in consultation with QH and will be distributed to members as soon as QRC receives a copy. The guidelines will have a holistic focus to include all business and supply chains for critical industries, including Ports. The guidelines will also include responsibilities relating to contact tracing. Members were advised that in relation to the question on mess facilities, the Public Health and Social Measures linked to vaccination status Direction | Queensland Health has been published on the Queensland Health Government website, and comes into effect from 1am Friday 17 December 2021.

December 9th, 2021|Categories: Latest News, QRC COVID-19 Working Group briefing|

8 December | Work camps

Members are advised that in relation to the question on mess facilities, the Public Health and Social Measures linked to vaccination status Direction | Queensland Health has been published on the Queensland Health Government website, and comes into effect from 1am Friday 17 December 2021.  For Dine-in canteens such as those in mining camps,  (see Schedule 1B - Unvaccinated persons may enter - other requirements apply to venue), both vaccinated and unvaccinated staff can enter and utilise these facilities.

December 8th, 2021|Categories: Latest News|

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