Mandatory masks to continue until Thursday 15 April

The Greater Brisbane Covid lockdown will end at midday today – Thursday 1 April – but mandatory mask-wearing will continue until Thursday 15 April.

Premier Annastacia Palaszczuk announced earlier this morning there was only one new Covid case in Queensland overnight with the total active cases in Queensland at 71 as of today.

There are no active cases in the Southern Downs Regional Council area.

MASK REQUIREMENTS…

Mask requirements across Queensland remain in effect until Thursday 15 April.

Queensland Health advises you must carry a face mask with you at all times when you leave home, unless you have a lawful reason not to.

You must wear a mask in indoor spaces, such as:

• shopping centres, supermarkets, retail outlets and indoor markets

• hospitals and aged care facilities

• hospitality venues such as restaurants and cafés (not required for patrons while seated; customer facing staff only)

• churches and places of worship

• libraries

• indoor recreational facilities and gyms (except if doing strenuous exercise)

• indoor workplaces (where safe to wear a mask and you can’t physically distance)

• public transport, taxis and rideshare, including waiting areas and queues for this transport

• airports and travelling on planes.

It is strongly recommended you wear a mask outdoors if you are unable to stay more than 1.5m distance from other people, such as busy walkways and thoroughfares.

Masks do not need to be worn in some circumstances, including children under 12 years, where people have certain medical conditions, and in workplaces where it is not safe to do so.

You can remove your masks to consume food or drink.

For the most up to date information about mask requirements visit: https://www.qld.gov.au/…/curr…/urgent-covid-19-update…

Business and event restrictions here –

https://www.qld.gov.au/health/conditions/health-alerts/coronavirus-covid-19/current-status/public-health-directions/restrictions-for-queensland