COVID-19 Vaccine Plan for Queensland's Borders
On Monday 18 October 2021 Queensland’s COVID-19 Vaccine Plan To Unite Families - A Plan For Queensland's Borders was released.
The plan details changes to domestic and international travel to Queensland when Queensland reaches 70%, 80% and then 90% of the eligible population fully vaccinated.
The requirements for travellers coming from interstate (including declared COVID-19 hotspots) and from overseas at each stage are outlined in the plan.
Restrictions for Impacted Areas: What’s changed from 8 October 2021
From 4:00pm AEST 8 October 2021, restrictions will ease in the following Local Government Areas:
- Brisbane City Council
- Gold Coast City Council
- Logan City Council
- Moreton Bay Regional Council
- Townsville City Council (including Magnetic Island)
- Palm Island Aboriginal Shire Council
Face masks in impacted areas
Masks must also be worn at an airport, and on a domestic or international flight departing or arriving anywhere in Queensland.
You must wear a face mask outdoors in impacted areas when you are unable to stay 1.5 metres away from people who are not from your household. You must also wear a face mask at public transport waiting areas or taxi ranks and in outdoor workplaces. Masks do not have to be worn if:
- you are seated
- you are alone or with the members of your household
- you are eating or drinking
- you are participating in strenuous exercise
- it is unsafe to wear a mask.
You must wear a face mask at all times when you are indoors, including workplaces when you are unable to stay 1.5 metres away from people who are not from your household unless:
- you are seated
- you are at your residence
- you are eating or drinking
- you are a patron inside a hospitality venue such as a café or restaurant
- it is unsafe to wear a mask.
There are some other exceptions to wearing face masks, including for children under 12 (unless they are in high school) and people with particular medical conditions or disabilities. If in doubt, wear a face mask.
Contact tracing (exposure sites) — coronavirus (COVID-19)
Active contact tracing alerts
A list of current Gold Coast exposure venues and their date and time of concern may be accessed here
Queensland has current contact tracing alerts and related public health advice for people who have been in:
Restricted and Non-Restricted Border Zone LGAs and Hotspots
If you have been in a declared COVID-19 hotspot in the last 14 days you will not be allowed to enter Queensland, except for a limited range of people who can enter for essential purposes.
An interstate exposure venue is identified by another state, territory or Queensland safe travel zone country. This is a place where a person who has been diagnosed with COVID-19 has been. The Interstate Exposure Venues Direction outlines the requirements for anyone who has been to an interstate exposure venue.
Border restriction information is available at: https://www.qld.gov.au/health/conditions/health-alerts/coronavirus-covid-19/current-status/public-health-directions/border-restrictions
Queensland/New South Wales border zone
Non-restricted border zone
Travel for essential work and essential purposes, between Queensland and some Local Government Areas in the New South Wales border zone is allowed.
Essential work means any work or volunteering that cannot be reasonably done from home. People crossing the border for essential work will need to have received at least one dose of the COVID-19 vaccine. Essential purposes include attending school and receiving medical care. Travel across the border for recreation or social visits is not permitted.
Read more about the non-restricted border zone.
Restricted border zone
People who have been in Local Government Areas within the border zone that are classified as restricted are only allowed to enter Queensland for essential purposes.
There are currently no restricted Local Government Areas in the New South Wales border zone.
Read more about the restricted border zone.
Queensland's COVID-19 Vaccine Rollout
Queensland's vaccine strategy is guided by the COVID-19 vaccine National roll-out strategy. Information on vaccine rollout phases, the vaccination process and vaccination hub locations may be accessed at https://www.qld.gov.au/health/conditions/health-alerts/coronavirus-covid-19/protect-yourself-others/covid-19-vaccine/rollout
Vaccinations at Bond
Bond University encourages all staff and students to receive a vaccination against COVID-19 on the advice of a health practitioner.
Vaccination is the most important action Bond University staff and students can take to protect themselves and our community.
General Information for students
- Information on multi-modal study is provided at the following link:
Student Resource: Q&A on MMD or you can watch the recently recorded Webinar including Q&A with students.
Staying COVID-safe on campus
- Staying safe on campus
- Do not attend campus if you feel unwell.
Latest updates and announcements from the Queensland Government:
Glossary and definitions: COVID-19 terminology
Bond University response to coronavirus (COVID-19)
This page provides up-to-date advice for Bond University students and community regarding our response to the current outbreak of coronavirus (COVID-19) . This website will be continually updated as new information becomes available.
As part of Bond's commitment to our community's health and safety we have set up a Coronavirus (COVID-19) Response Team, which is monitoring the situation and following all the relevant advice from Government agencies and global organisations. The University is taking advice from both Federal and State authorities in responding to potential risks and will provide the latest advice and information to our community on this website over the coming period.
What's open on campus?
Sports Facility opening hours for Students, Staff, Bond Elite Athletes and Bond Alumni:
- Sports Centre
- Monday to Friday 5.45am – 8.00pm
- Saturday 5.45am – 1.00pm
- Sunday 10.00am – 4.00pm
- Sports Hall, Beach Volleyball Court & Tennis Courts close 30 minutes prior to the centre's closure
- Pools close at 6pm Monday to Friday and 30 minutes prior to the centre's closure on Saturday and Sunday
All enquiries to be directed through the Sports Centre +61 7 5595 4100
- The Main Library, Law Library, MLC, Business Commons and HSM will be open, but a valid Student ID Card is required for access. Please monitor Opening Hours via the Library website and Library news
- Alumni should visit the Security office on arrival to obtain access to the Library and MLC via a Alumni Access card.
- University Club will be open - Bookings only with limited seating arrangements.
- Lakeside will be open for dining (with limited seating arrangements) and takeaway. Opening hours will be displayed upon entry.
- Papyrus and Pulse will be open for takeaway only. Opening hours will be displayed at each outlet.
- Bond express will be open. Opening hours will be displayed at the entry.
- Medical Centre will be open.
- The Australian Government's COVIDSafe app including general information about the app is available at the following link: https://www.health.gov.au/resources/apps-and-tools/covidsafe-app
- The Main Library, Law Library, MLC, Business Commons and HSM will be open, but a valid Student or Staff ID Card is required for access. Please monitor opening hours via the Library website and Library news.
- Alumni should visit the Security office on arrival to obtain access to the Library and MLC via an Alumni Access card.
- All visitors to campus should visit the Security office on arrival. Visitors and local High School students do not currently have general access to the Campus or buildings.