BREAKING: Gold Coast lockdown lifted, Brisbane lockdown extended

Gold Coast’s snap three-day lockdown will be lifted at 6pm tonight, the Premier has announced, but some areas of the state will have their lockdown extended.

Brisbane and Moreton Bay council areas will stay locked down for another 24 hours.

It comes after the state recorded three new local cases of COVID-19.


One is the partner of a check-in counter worker at Brisbane International Airport.

The other two cases have emerged in the Brisbane suburb of Carindale with a mother and daughter testing positive.

Officials say they have been out extensively across the Brisbane area.

Premier Annastacia Palaszczuk has urged residents in Brisbane and Moreton Bay to stay at home for a bit longer.

“We will come back early tomorrow morning, once our contact tracers get on top of this and we will look at the case numbers overnight,” The Premier said.

“I want to thank everyone for doing the right thing but as you can see, we’ve just got a situation at the moment that has just come in and we really need to give the people, our contact tracers, the time to do that.”

The areas that will emerge from lockdown at 6pm tonight are Gold Coast, Noosa, Sunshine Coast, Ipswich, Logan, Redlands, Scenic Rim, Lockyer Valley, Somerset and Townsville.

However, restrictions will remain in place, including mandatory mask-wearing.

Those regions will revert back to the restrictions that were announced on Monday.

They include household and outdoor gatherings of up to 30 people.

Venues will be restricted to one person per four square metres and patrons must be seated.

Funerals and weddings will be capped at 100 people with dancing at weddings limited to 20.

Those restrictions will remain in place for two weeks.

More to come.