COVID-19

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Just like we banded together as the Mud Army through the 2011 floods – we need to band together right now. To care for all Queenslanders during the coronavirus outbreak, especially those most at risk: Queenslanders over 65 and over 50 if they’re of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander descent.

 

Here you can keep up to date with all things Coronavirus and the help the community is receiving from the QLD and Australian Government.

Get in Contact

In the interest of safety for staff, residents and the broader community, State MP's electorate offices will be observing changes to limit the spread of COVID-19, the Macalister Electorate Office will cease face-to-face interactions with the public.

However, we will still be working hard taking your calls and answering emails.

COVID-19 is affecting every aspect of our lives and there are so many of our family members, friends and neighbours who are being significantly impacted. We are all in this together so be kind and look out for each other.

Phone: 3445 3300

 

BREAKING!

 

 

Our amazing efforts in uniting against COVID-19 mean more people are allowed in more places and more events from noon on Friday, July 3.

Some Stage 3 measures include allowing:
✔ Private gatherings increasing from 20 to 100 people in homes – great for special birthdays and milestone celebrations.
✔ Contact indoor and outdoor community sport starts with an approved plan.
✔ More events, with events of more than 10,000 people requiring a COVID Safe Event Plan approved by the Chief Health Officer; and
✔ Additional venues such as some of our Macalister Clubs, casinos and food courts to reopen.

More info on our roadmap: https://www.covid19.qld.gov.au/


 

Financial Support For Small Businesses

Round 2 of our Small Business COVID-19 Adaption Grants open at 9:00am 1st of July.

We have an additional $100 million in support for small businesses to continue to grow and create jobs for Queenslanders.

Get your application ready now and head to the Business Queensland website tomorrow

For Further Details Click Here

For more information for your business and to fight the spreads of COVID-19 click on the QLD Business 

 

 

From 12 noon 3 July 2020
> Due to the current community transmission levels, the border with Victoria will remain closed and be strengthened.
> Any person (whether a Queensland resident or non-Queensland resident) who has been in any local government area within the State of Victoria within the last 14 days should not come to Queensland. If they do, they must undergo mandatory quarantine in a hotel at their own expense for a minimum of 14 days.
> Queensland residents must not travel to any local government area in Victoria.
> The Queensland Government will implement enhanced border control measures, including border passes and identification screening.

From 12 noon 10 July 2020
> From 10 July 2020, any person from New South Wales, Western Australia, South Australia, Tasmania, the Australian Capital Territory and the Northern Territory may enter Queensland subject to completing and signing a border declaration.
> If any person entering Queensland from whatever place has spent time in any local government area in Victoria during the past 14 days, they will be subject to mandatory hotel quarantine.

 

Arts & Culture

ARTS & CULTURE: The arts sector will receive additional funding as part of the second phase of our Unite & Recover for Queensland Jobs plan.

A new $22.5 million package will support local arts companies and secure jobs for artists and arts workers.

We want to strengthen the sector’s foundations for the future, drive new creative work, create jobs for artists and arts workers, and retain our state’s skilled and talented creatives.

Read more: https://bit.ly/3e9ebxM

 

 

Renewable Energy Training Facility

 

Renewable energy = JOBS, JOBS, JOBS for Queenslanders now and into the future.

As we unite and recover for Queensland jobs, we’re contributing $17 million towards a new $23 million Renewable Energy Training Facility to provide world-class training in electrical, solar and telecommunications industry skills.

Once up and running, the facility will train 750 apprentices a year and upskill 26,000 local licensed electricians as well as creating more than 40 jobs during construction.

 

Infrastructure

 

The global economy has been hit hard by the coronavirus pandemic.

That’s why we’re investing an extra $50 million on top of $200 million already announced in our Works for Queensland program, set to deliver 750 more jobs across South East Queensland. We will work with local governments and the Local Government Association of Queensland (LGAQ) to identify shovel ready projects so that we can support more jobs as quickly as possible.

Read more about the second stage of our Unite and Recover for Queensland Jobs plan: https://bit.ly/2Y2CxUb

Other Government Sites

Here are other site resources for more information on COVID-19 

QLD Health 

Australian Health

JobKeeper

JobSeeker

QLD Government

COVID-19 Safe app

The COVIDSafe app is part of our work to slow the spread of COVID-19. Having confidence we can find and contain outbreaks quickly will mean governments can ease restrictions while still keeping Australians safe.

The new COVIDSafe app is completely voluntary. Downloading the app is something you can do to protect you, your family and friends and save the lives of other Australians. The more Australians connect to the COVIDSafe app, the quicker we can find the virus.

APPLE STORE

GOOGLE PLAY STORE

COVID Safe Checklists

COVID Safe checklists are required for businesses that provide dining-in for customers, such as restaurants, cafes, pubs, RSLs, clubs, and hotels (food courts remain closed) and beauty therapy services:

If you do not offer these services, you do not need to complete a checklist. All businesses should, however, be following the work health and safety guidelines.