Townsville Bulletin

STAGE TWO RESTRICTIO­NS

- CAITLAN CHARLES

STAGE two restrictio­ns have been imposed in Townsville after a man tested positive for Covid-19.

These restrictio­ns will be in place for at least two weeks.

Gatherings in people’s homes, including people who live there, and public spaces are limited to 30.

Weddings are limited to a maximum of 100 people, while only 20 people can dance.

Funerals are restricted to 100 people.

Businesses and venues, which include places of worship, convention centres, retail, dining, gyms, hairdresse­rs, beauty and personal care services are still allowed to operate, but with additional restrictio­ns.

Indoor venues must follow a one person per

4sq m rule, or 75 per cent capacity with ticketed and allocated seating.

Smaller venues up to 200sq m are one person per 1sq m, up to a maximum of 50 people.

Outdoors, venues can have one person per 2sq m, and eating and drinking must be seated.

There is no dancing, except at weddings.

For stadiums, and indoor and outdoor events, there is a separate set of rules.

Stadiums can have up to 75 per cent allocated seating for ticketed events.

Patrons must wear masks at all times, including when seated.

Patrons must be seated to eat and drink, and masks can be removed for this.

Indoor and outdoor venues can have 75 per cent capacity for seated and ticketed events, or one person per 4sq m indoors and one person per 2sq m outdoors.

Community sport can go

ahead, including training, competitio­n and school sport.

Spectators must be in line with stadiums and indoor and outdoor event requiremen­ts.

Residents will be required to carry a mask at all times when out of the house, unless there is a lawful reason.

A mask must be worn on public transport and while using rideshare. A mask must be worn while waiting for transport in a public space like a bus stop, taxi rank or train station.

Outdoors, you must wear a mask if you cannot stand 1.5m apart from people who are not in your household.

Indoors, including workplaces, you must wear a mask unless it is unsafe or you can stay 1.5m apart from other people. You do not need to wear a mask in your own home.

High school students, teachers and school staff must wear masks.

Masks also must be worn when at stadiums, airports and on domestic or internatio­nal flights while departing or arriving in Queensland.

Sunday September 19 you must carry and wear a face mask at all times when you leave home, unless you have a lawful reason not to.

You need to wear a mask when you are on public transport or using ride share. Masks must be worn when at stadiums, at an airport, and on a domestic or internatio­nal flight departing or arriving in Queensland.

You must wear a mask at workplaces (even where physical distancing is possible) unless it is unsafe or you are working alone in a closed office. Masks must be also be worn by staff, teachers, educators, and high school students at all times indoors, unless alone in a room, and outdoors at all times when unable to physically distance.

You must wear a mask when you are outside and unable to stay 1.5m apart from people who are not in your household.

CAN I GO TO PALM ISLAND?

Yes, you can go to Palm Island. The Indigenous community is currently on the same level of restrictio­ns as Townsville.

CAN I GO TO MAGNETIC ISLAND?

Yes. Magnetic Island is in the Townsville Local Government Area.

WHERE CAN I GET TESTED?

There will be three places to get tested for Covid-19 by Friday morning.

The former 1300smiles stadium is open for testing, and Sullivan Nicolaides Pathology is now operating a drive through clinic at Reid Park. On Friday at 8am, testing will become available at James Cook University, operated by QML Pathology. You will need to bring your Medicare card to get tested.

WHERE CAN I GET A VACCINE?

>>Northtown Medical Centre >>Townsville Central Medical Practice >>Health & Wellbeing North Ward >>Townsville GP Superclini­c

>>Belgian Gardens Medical Centre >>The Family GP Clinic and Diabetic GP Clinic

>>Townsville Community Vaccinatio­n Location

>>Hermit Park Clinic and Skin Cancer Clinic

>>Goldring Medical

>>Kings Road Medical Centre >>Townsville Aboriginal and Islander Health Service (Indigenous only) >>Townsville Medical Centre >>Mundingbur­ra Medical Centre >>Mooney Street Medical

>>Fairfield Central Medical Practice >>Aitkenvale Family Health Centre >>Townsville & Suburban Medical Practice

>>FNQ Family Practice

>>Health and Wellbeing Wulguru >>Quacks @ Bamford Lane >>Bamford Medical

>>Mount Louisa Medical Centre >>Healthlink Family Medical Centre >>JCU Health

>>Douglas Family Medical Centre >>Avenues Family Medical Centre >>Kirwan GP Clinic

>>Strive Health and Physiother­apy >>Magnetic Island Medical Practice >>North Shore General Practice >>Northern Beaches GP Superclini­c >>Townsville Respirator­y Clinic >>Bushland Beach Medical Centre >>Bluewater Medical Practice >>Balgal Beach Medical Practice >>Palm Island Community Company

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