30 September, 2021

Restrictions return in Moreton Bay

Moreton Bay residents, and visitors to the region, will face increased Covid restrictions from this afternoon, with the activation of Stage 2 restrictions from 4pm.

Moreton Bay residents restrictions increase from 4pm today
Moreton Bay residents restrictions increase from 4pm today

Stage 2 restrictions mean the number of people allowed in a home and in public is reduced to 30, including visitors, residents, and children.

Weddings and funeral will be capped at 100 attendees. A maximum of 20 people will be allowed to dance at weddings.

Restaurants and cafes will return to 1 person per 4sqm and dancing will be banned at venues.

Capacity at sporting events will decrease to 75 per cent, including Sunday’s NRL Grand Final at Suncorp Stadium.

It also means visitors will be restricted at hospitals and aged care, disability services and corrections facilities.

And enhanced mask wearing is required as a result of the declaration.

This means you must carry a face mask with you at all times when you leave home, unless you have a lawful reason not to.
Public Transport and ride share: must wear a mask including while waiting for the transport in a public space such as a bus stop, taxi rank or train station.

Outdoors: you must wear a mask when unable to stay 1.5m apart from people who are not part of your household.
Indoors: you must wear a mask in indoor spaces (including workplaces, but not your own home) unless it is unsafe or you can stay 1.5m apart from other people. 

Schools: Masks must be worn by teachers and staff (all schools), plus students in high school.
Masks must be worn when at stadiums, at an airport, and on a domestic or international flight departing or arriving in Queensland.

Minister for Health Yvette D’Ath urged Queenslanders to take the restrictions seriously.

“These restrictions will slow down movement in the community and help our contact tracers by giving them time to work through these new cases,” the Minister said.

“The Chief Health Officer is confident that a lockdown isn’t needed right now, but that can all change quickly.”


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