Queensland officials have just announced an extension to the lockdown for 11 LGAs, which will now end at 4pm on Sunday 8 August 2021.
The Ekka has also been cancelled, Queensland Deputy Premier Steven Miles said.
"That will make it an eight-day lockdown" he said.
"And we desperately hope that that will be sufficient for our contact tracers to get into home quarantine. It is absolutely critical that people only leave their homes for the four reasons. There's too many cars on the road in Brisbane at the moment. Too many people out and about."
Mr Miles said cancelling the Ekka would be "sad and disappointing for many, many Queenslanders".
"(But) We just can't afford to have an event like that where people travel into town, circulate in large numbers. The risk is just too great.”
No visitors are permitted to any RLOA Accommodation services.
This includes Supported Independent Living, Short Term and Medium-Term Accommodation. As directed by the Chief Health Medical Officer, residents can only take part in activities outside the home in line with Queensland Government restrictions (i.e. Shopping and exercise within 10km radius of their home, and must wear masks). Short Term Accommodation
RLOA’s Tree Change Short Term Accommodation site will close during the lockdown, unless required for emergency reasons and as approved by the Executive Leader Support Services. Community Access Support
Community Access Support in these LGAs is cancelled. People will continue to be supported to access medical services, attend vaccination clinics, and to obtain food and other essential supplies where requested. In-Home Support
In-Home Support services in these LGAs will continue.
Please continue to adhere to all COVID-19 measures in place and visit the Queensland Government website for more information and updates. Most importantly, please stay home if you are sick and get a COVID-19 test.
Further updates will be provided on this website.
Our Logan Central and Beaudesert offices will be closed for the remainder of this week and will reopen on Monday unless otherwise advised.
If you have any questions, please speak to your Service Coordinator or Service Manager, or call our 1300 032 175.
As a reminder, to prevent the spread:
🔹 Stay at home if you are sick;
🔹 If you have any COVID-19 symptoms, no matter how mild, get tested then isolate at home until you get the results and your symptoms resolve;
🔹 If you have to leave your home, stay 1.5 metres away from other people—think two big steps;
🔹 Wash your hands with soap and water, or hand sanitiser;
🔹 Leave a location if it is crowded.
If you have any concerns about your health, or are unsure if you need to get tested or isolate, or contact 13 HEALTH (13 43 25 84). Rural Lifestyle Options Australia will continue to monitor the situation and advise of any further updates.