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Special COVID-19 Community Update
COVID-19 Update
13 new cases were reported from Saturday 16 January to Friday 22 January (all in hotel quarantine), with more than 49,656 tests conducted and a cumulative test count of 1,715,747 since March. Queensland currently has 23 active cases, 1,261 recovered and a total cumulative case count of 1,303 as of midday Friday 22 January.

BREAKING: Ease of Restrictions from 1am 22 January

Restrictions have eased in Greater Brisbane as of 1am this morning.

A short, sharp lockdown was successful in keeping the spread of the UK strain of the COVID-19 to a minimum.

Masks are no longer be mandatory except in airports and on planes. However, we recommend Queenslanders continue to wear masks on public transport and places where social distancing isn’t possible.

Cafés and restaurants return to one customer per 2m² and people can stand to drink in licensed premises.
Additionally, weddings are allowed 200 guests and dancing is no longer prohibited.

Updated COVID-19 Roadmap

FairPlay Vouchers

The Palaszczuk Government’s latest round of the popular FairPlay Vouchers scheme opened on 20 January.

This program supports eligible Queensland parents and carers with a $150 voucher towards the cost of sport (and other recreation activity) registration for kids aged between 5-17.

You can apply if your child: is a Queensland resident aged from 5 to 17 years (inclusive) at the time of application, holds, or whose parent, carer or guardian holds, a valid Department of Human Services Health Care Card or Pensioner Concession Card with the child’s name on it.

More information about the program, eligibility and activity providers that accept the vouchers can be found on the Sport and Recreation’s webpage:

Removal of Filter Right-Turn at Braun Street and Loftus Street Intersection

Upcoming Vegetation Works in Brighton

Mental Health Foundation Youth Ambassador Program
Applications for the Mental Health Foundation Australia (MHFA) Youth Ambassador Program (YAP) 2021 are open to all members of the community who represent Australia's diverse youth community and is passionate about better mental health outcomes, increased awareness and reduced stigma around mental health issues in Australia's youth.

This program aims to expand it’s reach among younger Australians as well as increase awareness of the foundation’s work in the area of youth mental health.

Alongside the existing role of the prior Youth Advisory Committee in the promotion of events such as the Youth Mental Health and Wellbeing Conference, the Foundation would like to see the Youth Ambassadors Program take a more active role in fundraising and networking.

Role Description:
We are looking for individuals:
  • Who are dedicated and able to attend monthly meetings as well as carrying on advocacy work on an ongoing basis;
  • Who are highly connected, immersed or have a deep understanding of the world of business and politics and can network effectively to open opportunities to fundraise and hence, attain funding;
  • Who can effectively market the work of the YAP on social media platforms such as Facebook, Instagram and LinkedIn;
  • Who can assist in getting the MHFA in direct contact with decision makers at a University level;
  • Who will embody our passion and dedication for better youth mental health and who will help emphasise the prestige and honour that is associated with being a member of the YAP.
Brighton Wellness Hub Schedule

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

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1800 173 349

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1300 654 687

Federal Government Support

National Coronavirus Helpine
1800 020 080

Lifeline Support
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