2 - 3 August 2021 Lockdown Information
Dear Parents and Caregivers,
As you would be aware, the Premier has today announced the following local government areas will be entering a three-day lockdown, from 4pm Saturday 31 July 2021 until 4pm Tuesday 3 August 2021.
- City of Brisbane
- City of Gold Coast
- City of Ipswich
- Lockyer Valley Regional Council
- Logan City
- Moreton Bay Region
- Noosa Shire Council
- Redland City
- Scenic Rim Regional Council
- Somerset Regional Council
- Sunshine Coast Regional Council.
Anyone who has been in these local government areas is expected to stay at home unless for an essential purpose. This includes people who have travelled to these areas from other locations. The Queensland Government website will be updated with further information on the lockdown, including all restrictions and maps of the affected areas. Please continue to check these links as they will continue to be updated over the coming days
Our schools are considered essential services and, as has happened in the past, staff in a locked-down area – or whose school is in a locked-down area – are expected to attend their school, unless they have been identified as vulnerable.
Students of essential workers or vulnerable children in the 11 affected LGAs can attend school, and schools in these LGAs are asked to ensure arrangements are in place to enable their students to participate in remote learning from Tuesday 3 August.
There is now a requirement that, in the 11 affected local government areas, all high school students and all staff in all schools (i.e. special, primary and secondary) are to wear masks while at school. While this is a new requirement in school settings, all people over the age of 12 should already be wearing masks when out in the general population.
Continuity of learning
Schools will have undertaken planning to deliver remote learning from the second school day of a lockdown or school closure. This will be based on school and community needs, and may include a mix of online and hard copy resources. The department also provides a range of materials including curriculum-based activities and resources and online and offsite guide for schools to support sustained curriculum delivery and minimise any disruption to student learning. Parents and carers can also make use of the learning@home website.