COVID-19 Update SEQ Lockdown

Published on 31 July 2021

COVID News

The Queensland Government has updated restrictions for the City of Gold Coast. From 4pm Saturday 31 July the Gold Coast local government area is in a 3-day lockdown.

This page will be updated with new details and links when available. See City service updates.

For the latest updates on restrictions to assist in containing the spread of COVID-19 in the community, visit the Queensland Government's Health Alerts page.

Masks remain mandatory. The Gold Coast is included in the Queensland Health face mask directive for people in South East Queensland:

You must carry a face mask with you at all times.

There are some exceptions to wearing face masks, including for children under 12 and people with particular medical conditions or disabilities. If in doubt, wear a face mask.

Queensland Health has issued contact tracing alerts for multiple sites across Queensland, including the Gold Coast. Current exposure venues are listed on the Queensland Health website.

Gold Coast Health has increased COVID-19 testing across the city. For up-to-date locations visit the Gold Coast Health website.

The Queensland Police Service (QPS) is providing ongoing support to Queensland Health as part of a coordinated whole of government response to COVID-19. Police have certain powers under the Public Health Act 2005 (Qld) to ensure compliance with the intent of the legislation, and penalty provisions apply.

Complaints about non–compliance with current social distancing regulations should be referred to Police link hotline 131 444.

City services update

Closed from 4pm Saturday 31 July:

  • City libraries
  • Aquatic centres
  • Sporting venues (including Coomera Indoor and Gold Coast Sports and Leisure Centre)
  • Community centres
  • Olympic Live Site at Kurrawa Park, Broadbeach

Cancelled from 4pm Saturday 31 July:

  • Active & Healthy classes
  • NaturallyGC program
  • City events

City Waste and Recycling Centres remain open for essential visits.

We will continue to patrol our beaches but we urge Gold Coasters to stay home and follow the Queensland Government advice regarding restrictions.