QLD Brisbane Lockdown Update

From 6pm today, the Queensland Government is introducing new, temporary restrictions to the Greater Brisbane area that comprises of Brisbane, Moreton Bay, Ipswich, Redlands and Logan. These restrictions are currently due to lift on 11 January at 6pm and are in direct response to a confirmed case of the UK strain of COVID-19 that is believed to be 70% more infectious than the regular strain. For more information about this three-day lockdown, click here.

In answer to a question that specifically refers to remedial massage, the Queensland Health website states, 'Essential services, including medical appointments, can continue during lockdown. However, we’d strongly encourage any non-urgent appointments that can wait until after the lockdown period to be postponed.' For more information, click here.

Therapeutic massage, remedial massage and myotherapy have not been named in the list of businesses that must close but it is strongly recommended that non-urgent treatments be postponed until the lockdown is over. Masks are required to be worn by all, including therapists, clients and staff, while the lockdown is in place.

List of support services available

Mental Health and Anxiety

Business and Financial Assistance

Beyond Blue
Support for those dealing with depression, anxiety and other mental health issues.

Black Dog Institute
Resources for anxiety and stress caused by COVID-19.

A 24-hour crisis support and suicide prevention service.

MensLine Australia
Health and relationship advice for men.

AusGov COVID-19 Payments
Payments and services during COVID-19 such as JopKeeper and Jobseeker

Australian Taxation Office (ATO)
Tax assistance for those struggling through adversity.

For those who require financial support.


National Coronavirus Helpline
A 24-hour a day number to call for COVID-19 questions or concerns.

Fair Work Ombudsman
If you feel you have been unfairly dismissed from work.

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