Queensland restrictions from 17 December 2021
COVID-19 restrictions are set to change significantly in Queensland, including Redland City, from 17 December.
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.
Redland City Council, along with councils across Queensland, has questions about how these restrictions will impact council facilities, services and events and, as a group, is urgently seeking clarity from the Queensland Government.
When that urgently needed clarity is provided, Council will advise the community through its many regular communication channels, including this website, social media, local media, newsletters, correspondence to our stakeholder groups and at our facilities, including libraries, galleries, IndigiScapes Centre, Customer Contact Centres and Redland Performing Arts Centre.
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.
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.
Masks and travel
Queensland has reached 80% single-dose vaccination, which means face mask restrictions have eased. Travel restrictions are also set to ease further when the state reaches 80% double vaccination. Check the Queensland Health website for more updates.
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.
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).
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.
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.
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
For more information on how to stay well and prevent cross-infection visit Queensland Health.