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Coronavirus (COVID-19)

Queensland restrictions

COVID-19 restrictions are in effect across Queensland, including Redland City.
  
In November 2021, the Queensland Government – which is responsible for managing the response to the COVID-19 pandemic in our state – announced measures relating to unvaccinated people, including restricting entry into some public places.

Queensland Health currently defines “fully vaccinated” as a person who has had the required two doses of an approved COVID-19 vaccine by 16 December 2021. It does not include a booster shot or a two-week wait after the second dose.

Questions regarding the requirement for mandatory vaccines, as outlined in the State Government’s COVID-19 roadmap, should be directed to Queensland Health. 

You may also find useful the Questions and Answers section on the Queensland Government’s Queensland restrictions from 17 December 2021 page.

Council facilities

The State Government-mandated public health directives came into effect on 17 December 2021 and affect Redland City Council facilities in a variety of ways.

Regardless of the vaccination requirements of each Council premises, people must check in on entry via the Check in QLD app and must follow other public health directives.

Full vaccination entry required for people aged 16 and older:

  • Redland Performing Arts Centre 
  • Redland Art Gallery 
  • IndigiScapes Centre – to enter the café and centre (excludes nursery, public garden areas and the food takeaway area).

Vaccine entry requirements do not apply at:

  • Redland City Council Libraries
  • Redland City Council Customer Service Centres 
  • Redland Animal Shelter building
  • Redland City Council-owned community halls - occupant density limits are still applicable
  • IndigiScapes nursery, public garden area and the food takeaway area (excludes centre building and café).

A safe place

Redland City Council is committed – and obliged – to follow any current Queensland Government health directives and provide a safe place for its employees and visitors.

Our Council continues to strongly encourage the vaccination of its employees, contractors and visitors. Currently there are no vaccination mandates in place for residents accessing Council services.

Redland City Council COVID-19 media releases 

View all media releases relating to COVID-19

COVID-19 vaccine rollout

Metro South Health has opened a COVID-19 community-based vaccination centre located at Capalaba Place, 16-20 Noeleen Street, Capalaba. The centre is open from Tuesday to Saturday, 9 am to 4.30 pm. Registering your interest for a COVID-19 vaccine is the best way to secure an appointment and people with bookings will be given priority. Walk-ins may require a long wait time and may not be vaccinated. 

You can use the Vaccine Eligibility Checker to check if you are eligible to get a COVID-19 vaccination now. For more information, visit the Queensland Health website.

Questions and answers

For the latest restrictions visit the Queensland Health website.

  • Wash your hands regularly with soap and water for at least 20 seconds.
  • Avoid touching your eyes, nose and mouth. 
  • Stay at home if you are unwell.
  • Practise social distancing, keeping 1.5m away from others. 
  • Cover your mouth or nose with your elbow when coughing or sneezing.
  • Use disposable tissues and dispose of them in a bin.
  • Regularly wipe down surfaces with disinfectant.
  • Avoid contact with anyone showing adverse respiratory symptoms.
  • Adhere to the Australian Government and Queensland Government self-isolation requirements.

Visit Queensland Health, the lead agency for health advice, for more information on how to stay well and prevent cross-infection.

Queensland Health advises that if you are unwell or displaying flu-like symptoms (fever, fatigue, cough, shortness of breath, loss of taste and/or smell or sore throat), no matter how minor, you should be tested for COVID-19. Contact your GP or visit a fever and testing clinic (some testing clinics require a GP referral).

Council is putting out regular information relating to local impacts through this page, Facebook and media releases.

For health advice: Queensland Health also has a range of information, including COVID-19-related posters you can download.

The Australian Government's Department of Health website also has a comprehensive range of reliable information resources including posters for the home and workplace.

Specific topics include:

The material can be downloaded and printed for display. Council has a free COVID-19 business resource kit for businesses and community organisations. 

Redland City Council has dedicated officers to assist businesses who are struggling at this challenging time. 

Contact the Queensland Government Small Business Hotline on 1300 654 687 to find out about support if your small business has been impacted by the international outbreak of novel coronavirus (COVID-19). Local teams are ready to talk you through the support and services on offer. You can also visit the Business Queensland website for details.

From 17 December 2021, COVID-19 restrictions on businesses will be eased further by the State Government. Information on how these restrictions may impact businesses is available from the Queensland Government,  including access to the latest downloadable posters and COVID-safe online training.

Council has a free downloadable COVID-19 business resource kit with social distancing support materials and other collateral for businesses and community organisations. 

The Queensland Government's's COVID-19 business restrictions web page offers the latest information on changes from 17 December 2021. It covers requirements around the use of the Check In QLD app and vaccination requirements from customers and staff; as well as access to signage and online COVID-safe training available for businesses.

For local support resources, you can download the Quick Phone Guide for Women and Families

The Centre for Women and Co. has also provided Council with the following community information in relation to COVID-19 isolation requirements:

If you have to stay at home with a violent partner:

  • Call the police on 000 if things escalate and you are concerned for your safety. Notify the police if there are any COVID-19 concerns on site.
  • Let trusted friends and neighbours know of your situation and develop a plan and visual sign for when you may need help.
  • Your life and your children’s lives are important. If you must leave for safety reasons, then please do so. If you have been exposed or you are sick, park in a safe location and stay in the car while contacting 13HEALTH (13432584) for further advice to organise to get tested and to discuss quarantine options. You can also download the Coronavirus Australia App and access a symptom checker, advice and resources.
  • Between Monday and Friday 9am to 4pm, you can call The Centre For Women & Co. on 3050 3060 and leave a message for one of the team members to contact you back. They are all working remotely and are able to support you in relation to domestic and family violence matters.
  • Call DV Connect on 1800 811 811 to see if they can support you with other accommodation options if needed.

Visit Queensland Health's Frequently Asked Questions about Roadmap to easing restrictions

Going out, travel, recreation and gathering in Queensland

For more information on how to stay well and prevent cross-infection visit Queensland Health.