Covid-19 Information

Returning to Weipa or Napranum during Covid-19 Pandemic

During the Covid-19 pandemic it is important that all returning residents and visitors to our region keep up to date with current exposure sites and their obligations regarding contact tracing, testing and isolation.

Please visit the QLD Governments Contact Tracing page to stay up to date with confirmed cases and exposure sites. If you have been to one of the locations during the specified times, you will need to follow the requirements depending on whether the location falls under Close contact, Casual Contact or Low Contact.

Contact tracing (exposure sites) — coronavirus (COVID-19)

If you are travelling from an area previously impacted by a lock down e.g. Southeast QLD, Cairns and Yarrabah, you are required to follow the restrictions for those areas. (Restrictions outlined further on).

Testing and fever clinics — coronavirus (COVID-19)

Find your nearest COVID-19 testing centre


If you’re feeling sick:

  • Get tested today
  • Stay home and isolate until you get the results and your symptoms resolve.

Testing helps us find as many cases in the community as quickly as possible. This will ensure we are doing everything we can to manage Queensland’s response to the pandemic.

Other symptoms people may experience include muscle or joint pain, and loss of appetite.

Call emergency services on 000 if you are very sick.‍

Restrictions for Impacted Areas – South East Queensland, Cairns and Yarrabah

Restrictions for Impacted Areas (No. 13) (SEQ, Cairns and Yarrabah eased restrictions Stage 1) Direction

What’s changed from 11 August 2021

From 4pm Wednesday 11 August, the Cairns and Yarrabah Local Government Areas (LGAs) will come out of lockdown.

Some restrictions will continue to apply until 4pm AEST Sunday 22 August for the Cairns and Yarrabah LGAs and the 11 South East Queensland LGAs, including:

  • Mask wearing at all times (including workplaces) except when eating or drinking, or exercising with your household or one other person.
  • Schools will reopen, with all staff and high school students wearing masks
  • 10 people in your home, including people who live there
  • 20 people at a funeral service or wedding ceremony
  • Businesses and venues with one person per four square metres indoors, one person per two square metres outdoors, or 50 percent capacity with seated, ticket allocations
  • Community sports and activities are restricted and, in some cases, not permitted.
  • Avoid travelling to regional Queensland
  • Visitors allowed to hospitals, aged care and disability accommodation

Overview

As of 4pm AEST Wednesday 11 August, until 4pm AEST Sunday 22 August, 2 Local Government Areas in Far North Queensland and 11 Local Government Areas in South East Queensland will be subject to continued restrictions. These LGAs are declared impacted areas and include the following LGAs:

  • Cairns Regional Council
  • City of Brisbane
  • Moreton Bay Regional Council
  • City of Gold Coast
  • City of Ipswich
  • Lockyer Valley Regional Council
  • Logan City
  • Noosa Shire Council
  • Redland City
  • Scenic Rim Regional Council
  • Somerset Regional Council
  • Sunshine Coast Regional Council
  • Yarrabah Aboriginal Shire Council

Movement and gathering

If you are currently in an impacted area you can leave your home for any purpose.

  • A maximum of 10 people are allowed in homes, including the people that live there
  • Up to 10 people can gather in public spaces

Face masks

You must wear a face mask in an impacted area.

Outdoors

You must wear a face mask at all times when you are outside your home, including on public transport , when doing non-vigorous exercise, and outdoor workplaces unless:

  • you are alone or with the members of your household
  • you are alone in your car or with the members of your household
  • you are eating or drinking
  • you are participating in strenuous exercise
  • it is unsafe to wear a mask.
Indoors

You must wear a face mask at all times when you are indoors, including workplaces and schools, even when social distancing is possible, unless:

  • you are at your residence and there is no one else there except people you live with
  • you are eating or drinking
  • you are alone in an office or meeting room with the door closed
  • it is unsafe to wear a mask

Schools and childcare: Masks must be worn by teachers and staff (all schools), plus all students in high school regardless of their age.

Funerals and weddings

Funeral services can have up to 20 people including the person conducting the service.

Wedding ceremonies can have up to 20 people including the celebrant and two witnesses, and up to 20 people can dance at any one time.

Restrictions for all of Queensland

  • All indoor settings: one person per 2 square metres, or 100 per cent capacity with ticketed and allocated seating.
  • Self-service food: No restrictions.
  • Stadiums with a capacity of 20,000 people can operate at 100 per cent capacity. Spectators attending stadium events will need to wear a mask at all times, except for when eating or drinking.
  • Ticketed venues: 100 per cent capacity with allocated seating (e.g. theatre, live music, cinemas, indoor sports, universities and other higher education institutions).
  • Private gatherings indoors: limited to a maximum of 100 people
  • Indoor wedding ceremonies and funerals: 1 person per 2 square metres or 200 people or 100 per cent capacity with ticketed and allocated seating (whichever is greater).
  • All wedding guests can dance (indoors and outdoors) subject to the one person per 2m2 rule.
  • Hospitals, aged care and disability services: Anyone who is a close contact, or has been in a declared hotspot or interstate exposure venue of concern must not visit any Queensland hospital residential aged care facility or disability accommodation services.

Going out, travel, recreation and gathering in QLD

Movement and Gathering Direction (No. 11)

What's changed from 6am AEST 28 June 2021

  • Gatherings at a private residence are limited to a maximum of 100 people.

Overview

There is no limit on gatherings in public outdoor spaces. Gatherings at a private residence are limited to a maximum of 100 people.

Advice on going out, travel, recreation and gathering in Queensland

Queenslanders can travel anywhere within the state, or outside of Queensland that is not a declared Hotspot.

Declared hotspots

Protecting our most vulnerable

Special rules apply for aged care facilities, disability accommodation services, hospitals and correctional facilities.

Aged care facility information

Disability accommodation service information

Hospital information

Correctional facility information

Remember

You must practise physical distancing as much as possible and:

  • wash your hands regularly with soap and water, and use alcohol-based sanitiser
  • avoid hugs, kisses and handshakes
  • wherever possible keep at least 1.5 metres away, two big steps, from people you don’t live with.

QLD Border Restrictions

Declared hotspots

The following locations are currently Declared COVID-19 hotspots:

  • Australian Capital Territory– all of ACT.
  • Victoria – all of Victoria.
  • New South Wales – all of New South Wales. A border zone is now in effect.

Border zone

If you have been in a declared COVID-19 hotspot in the last 14 days you will not be allowed to enter Queensland, except for a limited range of people who can enter for essential purposes.

View the list of current COVID-19 hotspots

Travelling to Queensland

You must complete an entry pass to enter Queensland from anywhere in Australia or New Zealand, including returning Queensland residents.

If you have been in a declared COVID-19 hotspot in the last 14 days you will not be allowed to enter Queensland, except for a limited range of people who can enter for essential purposes.

Find out more about:

Applying for a Queensland entry pass

Travelling to Queensland, hotspots, declarations and more

Latest updates

Travelling from or through a COVID hotspot

Anyone who has been in a declared COVID-19 hotspot in the last 14 days or  since the start date identified for the hotspot (whichever is shorter) will not  be allowed to enter Queensland unless they are a Queensland resident, except  for a limited range of people who can enter for essential purposes.

Find out more about:

Changes to border restrictions and requirements for travelling

Exemption requests

Applying for a Queensland entry pass

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Travelling from Queensland

If you’re travelling from Queensland it’s important to understand the restrictions that apply to domestic travel.

Find out more about travel into other states and territories, including applying for border passes.

If travel advice changes, you may need to cancel or amend your travel plans on short notice.

Australian Capital Territory (ACT)

New South Wales (NSW)

Northern Territory (NT)

South Australia (SA)

Tasmania (TAS)

Victoria (VIC)

Western Australia (WA)

Norfolk Island

Lord Howe Island

Closure of Country as at 30th November 2020

Napranum LDMG, Napranum Aboriginal Shire Council and Mokwiri PBC hereby notify the continued closure of access to country within the Napranum DOGIT “Deed of Grant in Trust” remains in place as follow:

Regrowth and Revegetation

As we transition to opening up areas of DOGGIT land NASC would like to take this opportunity to allow revegetation of the following areas until further notice:

  • Stones Crossing
  • Billy's Lagoon
  • 20 Mile

Redbeach and Bouchat now Open for Day trips only

Pennefather has reopened from 2nd December 2020

Napranum Aboriginal Shire Council would like to thank all who have been respectful of the decisions made to preserve and regenerate our natural heritage at this time.

We wish to show respect to the culture of our people, our land and the safety of visitors to the area.

Please remember to practice social distancing and good hygiene at all times.