Covid-19 restrictions will be extended in parts of south-east Queensland after three cases of community transmission were reported. Existing restrictions will remain for another seven days, until 6am on Friday July 23.

That means people in the local government areas of Brisbane, Moreton Bay, Ipswich, Logan City, Redlands, Sunshine Coast, Noosa, Somerset, Lockyer Valley, Scenic Rim and the Gold Coast must continue to wear masks whenever they leave home.

Gatherings in private residences remain limited to 30 people, and businesses and venues must continue to adhere to the one-person-per-four-square-metre rule indoors (and one person per two square metres outdoors). Visitor restrictions will remain in place for hospitals, aged-care facilities and disability centres.

Restrictions had been scheduled to lift at 6pm tomorrow. Those restrictions will ease as scheduled for Townsville and Palm Island.

For further information on the new restrictions, see the state government’s updated Covid-19 information page here.