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Schools will only be open for children of essential workers. Image – Canva
  • Three-day lockdown begins tonight, will be reviewed tonight
  • Residents can only leave for one of four reasons
  • Comes as 10 new cases including four community are recorded

As common with lockdowns, residents of Greater Brisbane will only be allowed to leave their homes for four main essential reasons such as grocery shopping, exercise, work and medical care.

As of 5pm, the four essential reasons apply to residents of local government areas in Brisbane, Ipswich, Moreton Bay, Logan and Redlands.

In terms of visitors, only two visitors are allowed at homes with gatherings outside of the Greater Brisbane area limited to 30.

The lockdown comes after four local cases were recorded last night with two of these still under investigation. Along with six cases in hotel quarantine, this brings the daily total to 10 new cases.

Brisbane endured a lockdown back in early January of this year.

Masks must be worn outside including in workplaces and on transport. Café, pubs and restaurants will be subject to take-away service only and as enforced previously, visitor restrictions apply to facilities such as aged care, cafés, hospitals and disability accommodation.

Schools will be closed except for children of essential workers.

The Queensland Government is yet to confirm restrictions regarding house opens, inspections and anything of that nature – but it is safe to assume all such activity will be suspended for the duration of the lockdown.

Queensland Premier Annastacia Palasczzuk has warned Brisbane residents to not panic buy and added she believes the measures are necessary.

“Please don’t rush out and panic buy. The supermarkets are full of surprises and will operate as per usual. Groceries and essentials will still be available while we’re in lockdown.”

“These measures are tough, but they are important to keep our community safe.”

Annastacia Palasczzuk, Queensland Premier

The restrictions are set to be reviewed on Wednesday evening.

More to come.

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