The Queensland Government has today announced a three-day lockdown due to COVID-19 for Greater Brisbane, including Redland City, from 5pm Monday 29 March 2021 to 5pm Thursday 1 April 2021.
Other local government areas affected by the health directive are Brisbane, Moreton Bay, Ipswich and Logan.
Queensland Health has advised that from 5pm today, people in these local government areas will be required to stay at home except for essential purposes, including buying food and medications, accessing health care or providing support, exercising locally and undertaking essential work and study where they can’t be done from home.
Schools will be open to children of essential workers and vulnerable children.
Masks must be carried everywhere, worn in many indoor spaces and outdoor spaces where you may not be able to physically distance at 1.5 metres per person.
Under the restrictions, all Redland City Council non-essential services will be closed from close of business today, Monday 29 March 2021 until 5pm Thursday 1 April 2021.
Council’s Customer Service Centres
Customer Service Centres at Capalaba and Victoria Point will be closed.
Cleveland Customer Service Centre will be open for time critical services that must be managed face-to-face. Residents are strongly encouraged to use Council’s online and telephone services as much as possible.
Council’s Customer Contact Centre is available for all phone enquiries on (07) 3829 8999 Monday to Friday, 8am–5pm, excluding public holidays.
Libraries, Galleries, RPAC and IndigiScapes
Redland Libraries will be closed but the libraries’ extensive online services will continue, including e-books, e-audio books, e-magazines, music, movies and children’s stories.
Council’s art galleries, Redland Performing Arts Centre and Redland IndigiScapes Centre and Nursery will be closed.
Visitor Information Centre
While the Visitor Information Centre will be closed, information will still be available by phone on 1300 667 386 or on the Redlands Coast website.
Redland Animal Shelter
The gates to Redland Animal Shelter will be closed, with onsite staff available for appointments and emergency drop-offs only.
Indoor venues, including community halls, will be closed.
Public swimming pools
Cleveland Aquatic Centre and Bay Islands Aquatic Centre will be closed.
RACQ Smart Shuttle service
The RACQ Smart Shuttle trial service at Raby Bay, Cleveland will not be operating.
RecycleWorld at Redland Bay Recycling and Waste Centre will be closed.
While our Recycling and Waste Centres remain open, Council urges residents to avoid generating unnecessary waste and avoid visiting the facilities unless absolutely necessary. Social distancing and safety requirements apply, and limitations on how many people can access the site at any one time are in place.
During the three-day lockdown, Council compliance will continue to be enforced for safety issues.
Watch Council’s website and social media for updates.
The Queensland Government is the lead agency in managing the public health response to COVID-19.
For more information about the health directive and the latest health advice, visit health.qld.gov.au