29 Jun 2021 12:14 PMMark Boothman IMPORTANT COVID-19 UPDATE

3-Day Lockdown for South East Queensland, Townsville, Magnetic Island and Palm Island Starting at 6pm Tonight

There’s been 2 new locally acquired cases today so the Premier has just announced from 6pm tonight (Tuesday 29 June) we’ll head into a 3-day lockdown at least until 6pm Friday (2 July).

1 of the cases is a miner from Ipswich but is low risk as mostly in home quarantine.

The second case is someone who works at Prince Charles Hospital and lives at Sandgate. They worked as a casual receptionist outside the COVID ward but they had not been vaccinated.

They travelled to Magnetic Island and Townsville last week and went to the markets there on Sunday.

The Government has decided due to multiple cases coming through with the Portuguese restaurant, the flight attendant, the miners and this latest case we’ll go into a 3-day lockdown.

From 6pm tonight (Tuesday 29 June) at least until 6pm Friday 2 July.

The following areas will be in lockdown:

📍Gold Coast



📍Sunshine Coast





📍Scenic Rim

📍Lockyer Valley



📍Palm Island

📍Magnetic Island

There’s only 4 reasons to leave home👇

1️⃣ To buy essentials such as groceries or medications

2️⃣ Work or study if you can’t do either from home

3️⃣ Exercise in your local area

4️⃣ Healthcare or to provide help, care or support

Importantly for Gold Coasters, police say they have no plans for a hard border closure with barriers

As always, if you’re feeling sick or have COVID symptoms - stay at home but get tested

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