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Restrictions Ease BUT Masks Remain For Another Week

Easing Of Restrictions

The Queensland Government today announced restrictions would ease in the 11 South-East Queensland (SEQ) Local Government Areas (LGAs) including Logan, Southern Brisbane and the Northern Gold Coast from 4:00pm THIS Friday 20 August 2021.

This has been brought forward from this Sunday 22 August.

The eased restrictions, which include lifting the number of people who can gather together, will be detailed in the roadmap located on the Queensland Health website here –

Masks In Schools

Despite the easing of some restrictions, the current requirement for students and teachers to wear masks in schools has been extended until 4:00pm Friday 27 August 2021 in the 11 South-East Queensland LGAs including Logan, Southern Brisbane and the Northern Gold Coast.

Masks In The Wider Community

Masks must continue to be worn until 4:00pm Friday 27 August 2021 in the 11 SEQ LGAs indoors – including in workplaces.

The Queensland Chief Health Officer confirmed that if workers could socially distance within their workplace (i.e. maintain a distance of 1.5m), they do not need to wear a mask, but should put it on when they move around their workplace.

Masks will not be required outside, however people must continue to carry them at all times and to wear them if they can’t socially distance.

Community Sport Recommences

Community Sport will recommence from THIS Saturday 21 August 2021.

However, we are awaiting confirmation from The Associated Schools (TAS) organisation, who are currently discussing this Saturday’s sport round with the various School Principals and their Sport Directors now.

Please stay tuned on this front…

More information here – Low COVID-19 caseload means restrictions ease early across South-East Queensland — here’s how that will look – ABC News