Today, Queensland Premier, Annastacia Paslaszczuk, has announced that to contain the spread of the mutant UK COVID-19 strain, Greater Brisbane, which includes the council areas of Brisbane, Logan, Ipswich, Moreton Bay and Redlands, will go into lockdown from 5:00 pm tonight, 29 March 2021, for 3 calendar days until Thursday, 1 April 2021 (at minimum).
Brisbane campus including training kitchen and workshop will remain closed from 5 pm until further notice. For practical classes, please wait for further updates from our College staff (e.g., course coordinators). All online classes will continue as usual. Please follow the class timetables and announcements made by your respective schools.
All Brisbane students will receive an official email for details regarding return to the campus.
For all Brisbane students, if you are going outside of your home during the lockdown, please ensure to wear a mask as it has been made mandatory. Those who fail to do so will face fines.
The College prioritises your health and wellbeing and therefore would like to provide you an update on restrictions that apply and how these affect your study. From 5pm today, residents in the local government areas of Brisbane, Ipswich, Moreton Bay, Logan and Redlands can only leave home for one of these four reasons:
1. To buy essentials such as groceries or medications
2. Work or study if you can’t do either from home
3. Exercise in your local area
4. Healthcare or to provide help, care or support
The restrictions will be reviewed on Wednesday evening. These measures are tough, but they are important to keep our community safe.
Please refer to Ms Annastacia Paslaszczuk’s announcement at https://twitter.com/AnnastaciaMP/status/1376311897624956929?s=20.
If you have any symptoms at all, get tested immediately and quarantine at home until you receive a negative result.
Please visit – https://www.qld.gov.au/health/conditions/health-alerts/coronavirus-covid-19/stay-informed/testing-and-fever-clinics
We wish you all the best in health and study.