The Queensland Government has announced that from 6am Thursday 15 April it is easing the latest COVID-19 restrictions including mask wearing. Read more about the easing of restrictions.
Council is continuing to ensure it protects the health and safety of its customers and employees, as it supports the Redlands Coast community through the COVID-19 response and road to recovery.
For the latest updates on restrictions visit the Queensland Health website.
Latest media releases and updates
14 April 2021 - Easing COVID-19 restrictions
The Queensland Premier announced this morning that restrictions put in place in response to a recent COVID-19 outbreak will be eased from 6am Thursday 15 April. Mask wearing will no longer be mandatory except in certain circumstances, but Queensland Health is encouraging people to carry one at all times and wear it when physical distancing is not possible. Keep up to date with all the latest information relating to face masks, gatherings and events on the Queensland Health website.
1 April 2021 - Greater Brisbane 3-day lockdown ends at midday
The Queensland Government has this morning announced that the lockdown due to COVID-19 for Greater Brisbane, including Redland City will end at midday today. Some restrictions remain in place for a further two weeks until Thursday 15 April. Read more.
29 March 2021 - Council closures during Greater Brisbane COVID-19 lockdown
The Queensland Government has today announced a three-day lockdown due to COVID-19 for Greater Brisbane, including Redland City, from 5pm Monday 29 March 2021 to 5pm Thursday 1 April 2021. Read more.
26 March 2021 - COVID-19 Public Health Alert issued for part of Brisbane and Moreton Bay Region
Queensland has recorded one new case of locally transmitted coronavirus, with a 26-year-old Brisbane man infectious in the community since last Friday. Read more.
Questions and answers
The Queensland Government has a plan to provide the COVID-19 vaccine to Queenslanders, who will receive the COVID-19 vaccine in phases throughout 2021. For more information and to view the COVID-19 vaccine roadmap and rollout phases, visit https://www.qld.gov.au/health/conditions/health-alerts/coronavirus-covid-19/protect-yourself-others/covid-19-vaccine/rollout.
- 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).
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:
- Find the facts (multiple resources)
- Home isolation and care (multiple resources)
- For aged care residents and families
The material can be downloaded and printed for display. The Australian Government has also released a coronavirus app and WhatsApp channel. The app is now available on Apple and Android devices. The WhatsApp channel can be accessed by entering aus.gov.au/whatsapp into your internet browser. 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. The Australian Government has announced an economic stimulus package and developed fact sheets for the general public and industry. In addition, the Prime Minister’s statement of 29 March 2020 declared a six-month moratorium on evictions for both business and residential tenancies.
Contact Queensland Government 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.
Queensland Government has also launched the Check In Qld app to support businesses with contact tracing requirements. Businesses can register to recieve a QR code and starter kit to enable their customers to self check-in at their venue.
Read our latest Business in Redlands Coast e-newsletter.
Council has a free downloadable COVID-19 business resource kit with posters and other collateral for businesses and community organisations.
The Queensland Government's COVID Safe businesses webpage offer the latest information on allowed numbers, social distancing measures, the roadmap to easing restrictions and COVID Safe plans and checklists.
From 5pm, Monday 29 March 2021 through to 5pm, Thursday 1 April 2021, residents in the Greater Brisbane area are limited to two visitors in their home.
From 5pm, Monday 29 March 2021 through to 5pm, Thursday 1 April 2021, residents in the Greater Brisbane area can take their dogs for a walk while exercising in their local area. Residents can exercise in a family group or, if they are solo, with one other person from a different household.
Please call the Queensland Government’s Q-COVID hotline on 134 268.
If you have family, friends or a neighbour who may be able to help, please reach out to them first. If you still are unable to be self-reliant, call the Community Recovery Hotline on 1800 173 349 to arrange the non-contact delivery of essential food and medication.
Visit our Connect with community organisations web page for a full list of local organisations that supply food relief, including which ones can deliver.
If you are finding it hard to make ends meet, visit our Connect with community organisations web page for a full list of local organisations that supply food relief, including which ones can deliver.
Visitor restrictions are in place at aged care facilities, disability accommodation services, hospitals and correctional facilities.
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.
Seqwater is currently advising there is no evidence that COVID-19 is transmitted by drinking water. Existing water treatment and disinfection processes, including the use of chlorine, are effective in protecting water supplies. Dam operations remain as normal.
Visit Queensland Health's Frequently Asked Questions about Roadmap to easing restrictions
For more information on how to stay well and prevent cross-infection visit Queensland Health.