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Central Queenslanders urged to mask up

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All Queenslanders, not just residents of Greater Brisbane are being told to wear a mask.

The Chief Health Officer Dr Janette Young says masks need to be worn in indoor venues including shopping centres and outdoors where it is not possible to socially distance.

You must wear a mask in indoor spaces, such as: 

  • shopping centres, supermarkets, retail outlets and indoor markets
  • hospitals and aged care facilities 
  • hospitality venues such as restaurants and cafés (not required for patrons while seated; customer facing staff only) 
  • churches and places of worship 
  • libraries 
  • indoor recreational facilities and gym (except if doing strenuous exercise)
  • indoor workplaces (where safe to wear a mask and you can’t physically distance) 
  • public transport, taxis and rideshare, and waiting places or queues for this transport
  • airports and travelling on planes.

Masks do not need to be worn in some circumstances, including children under 12 years, where people have certain medical conditions, and in workplaces where it is not safe to do so.

Queensland Health has also issued a Public Health Alert for parts of Greater Brisbane and Central Queensland regions in relation to the latest cases. 

See the full list of locations and up-to-date information on Queensland Health’s website www.qld.gov.au