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COVID-19 Update

COVID-19 Overview

7 new cases were reported from Saturday to Friday (all in hotel quarantine), with more than 28,393 tests conducted and a cumulative test count of 1,318,805 since March. Queensland currently has 11 active cases, 1,171 recovered and a total cumulative case count of 1,190 as of midday Friday 20 November.

Updated Roadmap

Restrictions changed Queensland from 4pm, November 17. We’re carefully easing restrictions as Queensland continues its recovery from the pandemic.

From 4pm on Tuesday November 17:

  • Up to 50 people can gather in homes and public spaces across Queensland
  • Person limits in indoor premises will increase from 1 person per 4 square metres to 1 person per 2 square metres
  • Up to 200 people can attend weddings and funerals, and all guests can dance at weddings, both indoors and outdoors
  • Seated, ticketed indoor events like theatre, live music, cinemas and sports can increase patron numbers from 50% to 100%
  • Outdoor events can have up to 1,500 people attend with a COVID Safe Event Checklist.
  • Open air stadiums can increase seated capacity from 75% to 100% with a COVID Safe Plan
  • Outdoor dancing will be allowed, including at events like outdoor music festivals or in beer gardens
  • Queenslanders have worked hard to stop the spread of the virus, which means we can enjoy more of our Queensland way of life and keep Queensland’s economic recovery plan moving forward.

Queensland Borders Close to Adelaide

Queensland borders closed to Adelaide from 11.59pm Monday following the latest COVID-19 outbreak.

People who travel into Queensland from a hotspot must complete 14 days of hotel quarantine at their own expense.

We’re asking anyone in Queensland who’s been to Adelaide in the past seven days to immediately get tested and self-quarantine, even if they don't have symptoms.

Year 12 Graduation Congratulation

What a year for Queensland’s Year 12s - the Year of Firsts!

I was privileged to visit Bracken Ridge State High, Sandgate District State High and St John Fisher College for their graduation and award ceremonies this week. The traditions of St Patrick’s College for their year 12s were also observed this week.

Well done, to all the school leaders and their families.

This year 12 journey has been a rollercoaster ride of challenges but today is a huge milestone.

Congratulations class of 2020, Queenslanders couldn’t be prouder of you all.

Urgent Need for Blood Donations

Australian Red Cross Lifeblood urgently need 16,000 people to give blood or plasma by the end of November.

If you are healthy and eligible, especially if you have type O+ or A+, please consider donating blood.

One donation could mean a world of difference to someone. It could help people fighting a range of health conditions from premature babies to cancer patients.

Find out how to donate blood here:

National White Ribbon Day

Each year, thousands of Queenslanders reach out to organisations like DV Connect for help.

It’s important that we all play our part to stamp out domestic and family violence in our community. 

Today is White Ribbon Day 2020.

I encourage everyone in our community to get online today for a free virtual White Ribbon Day event.

Take a stand, show your support and donate to DV Connect on this national day of action.

To register, visit

National Road Safety Week
Motorists in the Sandgate Electorate are urged to lead the way and drive so others survive for National Road Safety Week, which begins today.

This week, 15-22 November, is National Road Safety Week. Each year, about 1200 people are killed in crashes on Australian roads, and another 44,000 are seriously injured.

The Palaszczuk Government is delivering a record $25 billion for better roads and transport across Queensland, but we all have to remember to drive safely and avoid the fatal five.

More than 230 people have died on Queensland road this year, and in Sandgate alone we have sadly lost 2 lives and had 56 hospitalisations.

National Road Safety Week was founded by Peter Frazer, president of the Safer Australian Roads and Highways Group (SARAH) Group, after his 23-year-old daughter Sarah was killed in a crash in 2012.

For more information about National Road Safety Week and to pledge your support, visit  
For more information on Queensland road safety initiatives and tips to drive safe, visit:
Restrictions Eased at Places of Worship
Churches and other places of worship are places where communities gather, and where Queenslanders gather in faith.

Since Tuesday 17 November, restrictions on the number of people who can gather in places of worship have eased to one person per two square metres both indoors and outdoors, so more people can observe their faith together and serve their communities.
What’s on in the Sandgate Electorate
Event Date Time Location
Keeping up Appearances by Sandgate Theatre Club Friday 20 November 7:30pm Sandgate Hawks Sporting Club
Bramble Bay Series Race 1 Saturday 21 November 11am Queensland Cruising Yacht Club
A Midsummer Night’s Dream Shakespeare Festival Saturday 21 November 5:30pm Einbunpin Lagoon  Park
Keeping up Appearances by Sandgate Theatre Club Saturday 21 November 7:30pm Sandgate Hawks Sporting Club
Keeping up Appearances by Sandgate Theatre Club Sunday 22 November 2pm Sandgate Hawks Sporting Club
Carseldine Christmas Twilight Markets Friday 27 November 6:30-10pm Cnr Beams and Dorville Road, Carseldine
Tyne at EclecTea Saturday 28 November 4pm EclecTea, 2 Queens Parade, Brighton
Repair Café Item Repair Sunday 29 November 2-4:30pm Repaire café Sandgate, 153 Rainbow Street, Sandgate
Brighton Wellness Hub Schedule

Regis Sandgate Update

COVID-19 Reminder

I ask everyone to play their part in ensuring the health and safety of one another. Maintaining the recommended 1.5m between yourself and others is an essential part of this.  

Additionally, keeping good personal hygiene is a must. Wash your hands with soap regularly and try to steer clear from touching your face, shaking hands or giving hugs.

We need to take all advice seriously and look after the vulnerable in our community.


General Information

Latest Health Information
13 HEALTH (13 43 25 84)

Community Recovery Hotline
1800 173 349

Small Business Hotline
1300 654 687

Federal Government Support

National Coronavirus Helpine
1800 020 080

Lifeline Support
13 11 14
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