COVID-19 Queensland Updates

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***URGENT QLD UPDATE - AS AT 11 January 2021

Greater Brisbane Restrictions - Monday 11 January - Friday 1am 22 January 2021

From Monday, 11 January 2021 Greater Brisbane will be operating under amended restrictions until Friday, 22 January 2021.

Relative to bodies corporate the following Directions apply.

 

The amended restrictions 

  • Masks must be worn in indoor places such as body corporate amenities (indoor gyms, indoor pools and common property)

  • Outdoor areas are exempt from mask wearing if 1.5m distance from other people can be maintained.

  • Businesses and venues can have one person per 4m² indoors and one person per 2m² outdoors. Smaller venues up to 200m² can have one person per 2m² up to a maximum of 50. 

  • Gatherings are restricted to 20 people in homes and public spaces. 

  • Anyone who has been in Greater Brisbane since 2 January must carry a mask with them, and wear them at indoor venues. This includes visitors to short-term let accommodation. 

Affected Areas


Greater Brisbane includes the following Local Government areas:

Greater Brisbane Restrictions - effective Monday 11 January - 1am Friday 22 January 2021, unless otherwise extended.

In Queensland, the Movement and Gathering Direction No. 7  as well as the Restrictions on Businesses, Activities and Undertakings Direction (No.12) are the most current Directions issued.

SCA (Qld) Resources

Best Practice Guide – COVID 19 Committee Meetings and Amenities

As of 2 October 2020 the Queensland Government has clarified the quorum requirements for bodies corporate General Meetings and that Committees are empowered to close common property.

Levy FAQs - what are they and can I change them?

This two-page document provides an overview of levies, explains whether bodies corporate can change them, and the options available to owners and committees in the event of non-payment. You can also video our FAQ video regarding body corporate levies.

Federal Government Stimulus Measures - Guide for Strata Managers

Kelly+Partners Chartered Accountants have partnered with SCA to provide this guide on the Federal Government’s stimulus measures in response to the economic impact from Coronavirus and to assist strata managers to understand the stimulus measures that may be available to strata corporation clients. Only send to clients that meet the strict criteria identified within the document.

Access a snapshot of the restrictions here.

This is a limited version of our full publication. Members have exclusive access to our COVID-19 publications for their complexes. Not a member? Join today.

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Levy Options

In this video, SCA (Qld) President James Nickless, runs through some Frequently Asked Questions about levies, what they are, why do you pay them, how they can be changed, and what options bodies corporate have to borrow funds.

Other resources

World Health Organisation - Information and guidance from WHO regarding the current outbreak of coronavirus disease (COVID-19) that was first reported from Wuhan, China, on 31 December 2019. 

Australian Government - Department of Health-  resource page includes what you should know about the virus, situation updates, travel restrictions and resources and fact sheets for travellers, businesses, and others.  

 

Australian Government - Department of Health - Information for Employers; and: Queensland Health

Coronavirus health resources - a collection of resources for the general public and industry

Environmental cleaning and disinfection principles for COVID-19 - Information regarding routine environmental cleaning and good practice

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