COVID 19 – Brisbane Lockdown

CORONA VIRUS UPDATE for Cherbourg Residents and Workers

Effective 9am Friday 8th January 2021

Queensland Chief Health Officer Dr Jeanette Young and Premier Annastacia Palaszczuk announced a 3-day lockdown and mandatory mask wearing for Greater Brisbane, this includes Brisbane City Council, Moreton Bay Regional Council, Ipswich City Council, Logan City Council and Redland City Council.

A very cautious approach is being taken while contact tracers work to ensure the UK strain of COVID-19 is not circulating. Evidence shows that this variant is 70 percent more infectious than other strains. This is why swift action has been taken to protect the most vulnerable facilities by restricting visitor access to aged care, hospitals, disability services and corrections facilities.

Dr Jeanette says “We know that our containment measures have proven effective to-date. Now we are calling on everyone in Greater Brisbane to take action immediately, as early as they can, even before it becomes mandatory at 6pm tonight”.

New restrictions from 6pm tonight, Friday 8 January

People in Brisbane City Council, Moreton Bay Regional Council, Ipswich City Council, Logan City Council and Redland City Council areas will only be able to leave their home for the following reasons:

  • Shopping for essentials, food and necessary supplies
  • Medical or healthcare needs, including compassionate requirements
  • Exercise with no more than one other person, unless all from the same household
  • Providing care or assistance to an immediate family member
  • Work, or volunteering, or study if it is not reasonably practicable to work or learn remotely
  • Child custody arrangements
  • Legal obligations
  • Visit for end of life
  • Attend funeral or wedding in line with restrictions.

Keep our Cherbourg Community Safe from COVID

Residents of Cherbourg are strongly discouraged from travelling to affected areas at this time, it is also requested that visitors are discouraged from travelling to our Cherbourg community

Increased testing

The message to the public is clear: if you have any symptoms get tested or if you have been to any identified area – regardless of whether they have symptoms or not – you should get tested and isolate until you receive your results.

Finally remember the COVID Safe health advice in these uncertain times, wash your hands regularly, wear a mask, stay home as much as possible and maintain social distancing.

Together, we can all play a part to slow the spread.