Helping you navigate COVID-19

LATEST UPDATE

05/08/2021

What’s changed from 4 August 2021

  • The South East Queensland lockdown has been extended to 4pm Sunday 8 August.
  • Additional requirements exist for people leaving a locked down area to work at a hospital, aged care facility or disability accommodation service.
  • Alternate childcare arrangements can continue.
  • All shared parenting, child contact and sibling contact arrangements can occur (not just court determined).
  • You can go to your workplace or school to pick up the necessary equipment (e.g. a laptop) to be able to work from home– if you can work from home, you must work from home.
  • Clarify what essential retail includes.
  • Clarify what essential construction/ repairs includes.
  • Clarify who is counted in the 10 people allowed to attend a wedding or funeral.

Overview

To protect the health of Queenslanders, from 4pm AEST Saturday 31 July 2021 to 4pm AEST Sunday 8 August 2021, areas in South East Queensland, will be subject to new restrictions. This includes:

  • 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 areas on or since 1am AEST 31 July, including members of their household, must follow the all restrictions listed below. These restrictions must be followed until the end of the lockdown period or until 14 days have passed since those people were in the locked down area (whichever is shorter).

For up-to-date information on the COVID-19 lockdown and comprehensive details on restrictions and other important directives, please visit the Queensland Health website https://www.qld.gov.au/health/conditions/health-alerts/coronavirus-covid-19

Our thoughts are with everyone affected. Our staff will be working from home during the lockdown and will be available through regular contact channels including by phone, email and social media. 

Should your organisation require any assistance please contact us. 

LATEST UPDATE

05/08/2021

What’s changed from 4 August 2021

  • The South East Queensland lockdown has been extended to 4pm Sunday 8 August.
  • Additional requirements exist for people leaving a locked down area to work at a hospital, aged care facility or disability accommodation service.
  • Alternate childcare arrangements can continue.
  • All shared parenting, child contact and sibling contact arrangements can occur (not just court determined).
  • You can go to your workplace or school to pick up the necessary equipment (e.g. a laptop) to be able to work from home– if you can work from home, you must work from home.
  • Clarify what essential retail includes.
  • Clarify what essential construction/ repairs includes.
  • Clarify who is counted in the 10 people allowed to attend a wedding or funeral.

Overview

To protect the health of Queenslanders, from 4pm AEST Saturday 31 July 2021 to 4pm AEST Sunday 8 August 2021, areas in South East Queensland, will be subject to new restrictions. This includes:

  • 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 areas on or since 1am AEST 31 July, including members of their household, must follow the all restrictions listed below. These restrictions must be followed until the end of the lockdown period or until 14 days have passed since those people were in the locked down area (whichever is shorter).

For up-to-date information on the COVID-19 lockdown and comprehensive details on restrictions and other important directives, please visit the Queensland Health website https://www.qld.gov.au/health/conditions/health-alerts/coronavirus-covid-19

Our thoughts are with everyone affected. Our staff will be working from home during the lockdown and will be available through regular contact channels including by phone, email and social media. 

Should your organisation require any assistance please contact us. 

07 3002 7600
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Volunteering Queensland is here to support organisations, volunteers and community helpers as we work together to manage the uncertainty of the COVID-19 pandemic.

While these are challenging times for our sector, they also present an opportunity for innovation, connection and different ways of working.

As the situation is rapidly changing, we will continue to update you as new information and resources become available. Please check back regularly.


LATEST UPDATE

29/03/2021 

Greater Brisbane will enter a 3-day lockdown from 5pm AEST Monday 29 March.

For up-to-date information on the COVID-19 lockdown and comprehensive details on restrictions and other important directives, please visit the Queensland Health website https://www.qld.gov.au/health/conditions/health-alerts/coronavirus-covid-19

Our thoughts are with everyone affected. Our staff will be working from home during the lockdown and will be available through regular contact channels including by phone, email and social media. 

Should your organisation require any assistance please contact us. 

07 3002 7600
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18/03/2021 

The federal Department of Health has updated information on who should be included in Phase 1b of the vaccine roll-out. This now includes:

  •  Rural Fire Service and State Emergency Service volunteers (see slide 7 of the Phase 1b slide deck).
  •  Disability and aged care support volunteers who provide support to people in their homes, respite care, educational, employment, leisure and/or residential settings, including those providing transport and advocacy services (see slide 12 of the Phase 1b slide deck)

For more information download the report


As part of National Volunteer Week 2020 we are proud to launch two helpful guides: 


How COVID-19 has impacted volunteering - Results of members and volunteer organisations survey

Volunteering Queensland has surveyed volunteer-involving organisations (VIOs) across the sector and state to gain insights on how they have been affected by the COVID-19 pandemic. The results highlight their needs and challenges going forward.


 

For Organisations

Access information to help manage your volunteers during COVID-19.

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For Volunteers

Find out more about volunteering during COVID-19.

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For Community Helpers

Advice on helping safely when you’re supporting your neighbours during COVID-19.

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Join the Care Army

Help older and vulnerable people affected by the COVID-19 outbreak.

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Inspiring Stories

Read about the amazing volunteers who are helping with the COVID-19 response.

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Our Response

Explore changes to Volunteering Queensland’s operations due to COVID-19.

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