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Organisation Update (COVID-19)

Please see below an important organisation update for staff from Michelle Latailakepa, Chief Executive Officer. Hi Team,

As you may have already heard, our Premier announced earlier this morning that the Greater Brisbane lockdown ends at 6pm tonight. Despite this, some precautions will remain in Greater Brisbane for 10 days until 1am on Friday, 22 January 2021. These are outlined below:

  • You must carry a mask at all times.

  • Masks must be worn in indoor places including shopping centres and supermarkets, gyms, places of worship, libraries, public transport, and taxis and rideshare vehicles.

  • Masks must be worn in workplaces if social distancing isn’t possible and it’s safe to do so.

  • You don’t need to wear a mask in private vehicles, while outdoors at a safe distance from other people or if you’re doing strenuous exercise.

  • Businesses and venues can have one person per 4m² indoors and one person per 2m² outdoors.

  • Smaller venues up to 200m² can have one person per 2m² up to a maximum of 50.

  • You must be seated to eat and drink, and no dancing is allowed except at weddings.

  • Gatherings are restricted to 20 people in homes and public spaces.

  • Weddings and funerals can have up to 100 people, and dancing is allowed at weddings without restrictions.

  • Indoor concert venues and theatres can operate at 50% capacity or one person per four square metres, whichever is greater.

  • Outdoor stadiums can operate at 50% capacity with COVID-safe plans.

  • Restrictions on visits to hospitals, aged care, disability accommodation and prisons will remain.

As a result of these changes, our Logan Central office will reopen on Tuesday, 12 January 2021 and staff who are based at that office are required to adhere to the 4m2rule when working, while continuing to practice good hygiene and social distancing. Our Preloved Homewares Op Shop at Beaudesert will remain closed until Friday, 22 January 2021 as an extra precaution. There will be no changes to our Murwillumbah office, which will remain open.

As a reminder, please:

  • 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.

  • 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, please contact 13 HEALTH (13 43 25 84).

I will continue to monitor the situation and advise you if any further changes occur.

Kind regards,

Michelle Latailakepa

Chief Executive Officer

Rural Lifestyle Options Australia



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