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Places of Concern

Victorian lockdown

Places of Concern Direction (No. 4)

What’s changed from 4 June 2021

  • Anyone who has been to Greater Melbourne in the last 14 days and arrived in Queensland between 1am AEST 27 May and 12:59am AEST 28 May 2021 must continue to follow the stay at home requirements.
    • You can now leave your residence for work, education or child care if it cannot be done from home.
      If 14 days have passed since you were in Greater Melbourne, you do not have to follow the stay at home requirements as long as you have not been to an interstate exposure venue.
  • Anyone in Queensland who has been to regional Victoria in the last 14 days does not have to follow the stay at home requirements as long as you have not been to an interstate exposure venue.
  • If 14 days have passed since you were in Greater Melbourne, you do not have to follow the stay at home requirements as long as you have not been to an interstate exposure venue.

If you have been in Greater Melbourne in the last 14 days and arrived in Queensland between 1am AEST 27 May and 12:59am AEST 28 May 2021, you need to continue to follow the lockdown rules for Greater Melbourne and can only leave your home or accommodation:

  • to attend work or volunteering, a child care facility, school, outside school hours care, university or other educational institution where it cannot be done from home
  • to get essential goods or services – such as groceries, pet food, medical or necessary supplies
  • for medical or health care, including fulfilling carer responsibilities and to get a COVID-19 test
  • for an end of life visit if an exemption has been granted by the Chief Health Officer and allowed by the facility you are attending
  • to avoid injury or illness or to escape a risk of harm – for example, escaping risk of harm related to domestic and family violence or accessing support from a domestic and family violence support service
  • to exercise outdoors alone or with someone from your household –you cannot attend bootcamps, running events or any other type of group exercise
  • to get a COVID-19 vaccine if you are booked in and have no symptoms, you must let the clinic know you have been in Victoria in the last 14 days
  • to leave Queensland by air to return to Victoria by the most direct route without stopping.

If you need to leave your place of residence for any other reason you will need to apply for an exemption. You can apply for an exemption via the exemptions portal.

You must wear a face mask (unless you have a lawful reason not to) if leaving your house for a permitted purpose.

You must provide information, including photo identification, to an emergency officer if requested.

You can have two visitors to your home per day.

Anyone who enters Queensland and has been in Victoria  in the last 14 days will have to go into quarantine for up to 14 days in government arranged accommodation. Read the Border Restrictions Direction to find out more about restrictions in place.

You are not required to quarantine if you have transited through a place of concern by:

  • air and did not leave the confines of the airport
  • road using private transport and only stopped for essential fuel and to manage fatigue.

For full details, read the Places of Concern Direction (No. 4)

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