Covid-19

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Clubs to close 

The Prime Minister has announced that clubs, pubs, casinos, restaurants and cafes (except takeaway), cinemas and churches are to close from midday , Monday 23 March.
  
This extreme measure has been in response to the behaviour of young Australians and their disregard of social distancing instructions. It is not our fault. The Prime Minister and National Cabinet had no confidence’ that people could do the right thing in venues.
  
We know this is a huge blow and a big shock.
  
We know you will be devastated and your staff reeling. 
  
Clubs Queensland is working to prepare information to support you as quickly as we can and will get this to you as soon as we can.
  
We are here for you and doing the best we can to help you at this time.

Members are encouraged to monitor the daily updates on the Australian Government's Department of Health website which provides the latest medical advice and official reports - click here 

Prevention

Everyone should practise good hygiene to protect against infections. Good hygiene includes:
  • Wash your hands frequently with warm, soapy water for at least 20 seconds.
  • Cover your sneeze or cough with your elbow or tissues, and discard used tissues in the trash.
  • Avoid touching your face
  • Avoid people who are sick with respiratory symptoms.
  • Clean frequently touched surfaces - ensure an appropriate cleaner is used in regularly wiping down surfaces throughout venues (including door handles, tables and chairs, handrails, ATM’s and gaming machines etc.). Consider signage advising customers of the cleaning routine and frequency to allay concerns and misperceptions.
  • Qld Health advise “Face masks are not recommended for the general population”
Surgical masks in the community are only helpful in preventing people who have coronavirus disease from spreading it to others. If you are well, you do not need to wear a surgical mask as there is little evidence supporting the widespread use of surgical masks in healthy people to prevent transmission in public.

New home confinement and outdoor gathering requirements for immediate implementation.

Prime Minister Scott Morrison has announced further restrictions to outdoor gatherings and introduced rules surrounding home confinement. 
  
As a result, a person must not leave their principal place of residence except for, and only to the extent reasonably necessary to accomplish, the following permitted purposes: 
  1. to obtain food or other essential goods or services; 
  2. to obtain medical treatment or other health care services; 
  3. to engage in physical exercise, either alone or in the company of no more than one other person; or in the company of a family group who ordinarily live in the same household; 
  4. to perform work on behalf of an employer that is engaged in an essential business, activity or undertaking and the work to be performed is of a nature that cannot reasonably be performed at the person’s principal place of residence; 
  5. to visit a terminally ill relative or to attend a funeral, subject to any applicable restrictions under other relevant public health directions; 
  6. to provide assistance, care or support to an immediate member of the person’s family; 
  7. to attend any Court of Australia or to comply with or give effect to orders of the Court; or 
  8. to attend a childcare facility, school, university or other educational institution, to the extend care or instruction cannot reasonably be obtained in the person’s principal place of residence. 
A person who fails to comply with this direction, without reasonable excuse, may be fined a maximum of $13,300.00 

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