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An Important COVID-19 Update

The following information was provided by the Queensland Government on Saturday, 22 August 2020.

The following Local Government Areas (LGAs), which are the relevant LGAs for West Moreton Hospital and Health Service, Metro South Hospital and Health Service and Metro North Hospital and Health Service, have been declared Queensland COVID-19 restricted areas and restricted activities apply as outlined in the below Directions:

  • Brisbane Local Government Area

  • Ipswich Local Government Area

  • Logan Local Government Area

  • Somerset Region Local Government Area

  • Scenic Rim Region Local Government Area

  • Lockyer Valley Local Government Area

  • Moreton Bay Local Government Area

  • Redland City Local Government Area

The purpose of this Direction is to identify Queensland COVID-19 restricted areas for the purpose of:

Public Health Direction - Movement and Gathering (No. 3) or its successor

  • Prohibits more than 10 people gathering publicly, and limits visitors to a private residence to a maximum of 10 people within restricted areas.

Public Health Direction – Disability Accommodation Services (No. 1) or its successor

  • Prohibits visitors to the restricted disability accommodation services in the listed local government areas.

  • Allows people to enter the service to provide essential disability support e.g. bladder and bowel management, medication management, behaviour management, respiratory management etc.

  • Allows an operator of a service discretion to grant permission for a person to enter to provide behavioural, emotional or social support to a resident where necessary.

  • Recommends people entering the services have a flu vaccination.

  • Aligns with the record keeping and PPE requirements under the Aged Care Direction.

  • Does not limit residents from leaving the service.


The above information was provided by the Queensland Government on Saturday, 22 August 2020. If you have any questions or concerns about this information, please contact your Service Manager.


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