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Covid-19 Queensland: How RBT-style checkpoints will monitor Brisbane lockdown rule-breakers

Booze bus-style police checkpoints will be set up across south-east Queensland to enforce the region's lockdown as the state's Covid-19 outbreak continues to grow.

Queensland Police said the checkpoints would appear randomly in Brisbane and the Gold Coast to catch anyone breaking strict stay-at-home orders.  

The state recorded another 16 cases of the virus on Tuesday as 11 local government areas endure a snap seven-day lockdown to slow the spread of the highly-contagious Delta variant. 

Residents in those LGAs can only go out if they have an essential reason and must not travel more than 10km for exercise.

RBT-style police checkpoints will be set up across south-east Queensland to monitor the region's snap lockdown. Pictured is a similar roadside check in Sydney on Saturday to prevent protesters from gathering in the CBD to rally against the city's lockdown

'Most Queenslanders are doing the right thing but a portion of the community think they can do what they want,' Queensland Police Deputy Commissioner Steve Gollschewski said on Tuesday.

'We'll start RBT-type stops at intersections to check if people are out for a valid reason.' 

The fine for breaking an emergency health order in Queensland is $1,378, while residents face a $260 penalty for failing to wear a mask. 

Mr Gollschewski said motorists in the region would have nothing to fear if they are 'doing the right thing'.

'If you know you are doing the wrong thing and you do not try to change your behaviour, there are serious consequences,' he said.

Chief Health Officer Jeannette Young meanwhile urged Queenslanders in the southeast to stay home until the hard lockdown ends on Sunday. 

Pedestrians wearing masks in Brisbane on Sunday. Eleven local government areas including the Queensland capital are enduring a snap seven-day lockdown to slow the spread of the highly-contagious Delta variant

'Please don't move the virus,' Dr Young said.

'So wherever you are in those 11 LGAs, if you can at all, just stay put so that that virus then doesn't move, because we know that there are people out there who could have been infected, who have no symptoms.

'So the best way to deal with someone who has no symptoms is that they just stay at home. That's why lockdowns work, because we know that the virus can burn out. So please just stay at home.'

Queensland's Chief Health Officer Dr Jeannette Young urged residents in the state's southeast to stay home until the hard lockdown ends on Sunday

Brisbane schools continue to be the focus of the latest outbreak, with one new case linked to Indooroopilly State High School, two cases linked to Brisbane Girls' Grammar School and three new cases linked to Ironside State High School.

Five new cases are household or family contacts of already confirmed cases. Another was a neighbour of a known case.

The new cases bring the number of active cases linked to the current outbreak to 47. 

Latest Covid exposure sites in Queensland

Anyone who attended the following venues at the times listed is a close contact and must get tested and then isolate for 14 days, regardless of the result.   

McDonalds Indooroopilly, 78-80 Coonan Street Indooroopilly, Saturday 31 July 2,  11.50am – 12pm

Kmart Indooroopilly shopping centre - Saturday July 31, 12.05pm – 12.15pm 

Library Indooroopilly, Indooroopilly shopping centre, Saturday July 31, 12.17pm – 12.47pm  

Graceville, court 1, Western Districts Netball Association, Faulkner Park, Waratah Ave, Thursday July 29, 4.30pm – 5.40pm

Graceville, court 22, Western Districts Netball Association, Faulkner Park, Waratah Ave, Saturday July 31, 9.45am – 11.30am

Corinda, St Aidan’s Anglican Girls’ School, Japanese Language Supplementary School, Saturday July 31, 8.15am – 4pm

Yeronga, M.Y. Roasting Cafe, 82 Hyde Park Road, Saturday July 31, 11.45am – 1.15pm

Blunder Road Country Markets, 3/150 Blunder Rd Oxley, Sunday 25 July 8.30am to 9.10am

ALDI Oxley, 146 Blunder Rd Oxley, Sunday 25 July, 8.55am to 9.25am

Chemist Warehouse, 146 Blunder Rd Oxley Sunday 25 July  9.10am to 9.30am

McDonalds, Jindalee Homemaker City, 12A Goggs Rd Jindalee 6.20pm to 6.55pm

Bus Route 66, UQ Lakes Bus Station to PA Hospital Bus Station Wednesday July 28, 12.20pm to 12.40pm  

Bus Route 29, PA Hospital Bus Station to UQ Lakes Bus Station, Wednesday July 28,  2.30pm to 2.50pm

Southbank TAFE, F Block Level 5 Rm 501566,  Ernest St South Brisbane, Wednesday July 28, 7pm to 9pm

Highgrove Bathrooms, 899 Stanley St East East Brisbane, Thursday July 29 11am to 11.25am

Coles Jindalee, Corner Goggs and Sinnamon Rds Jindalee, Thursday July 29 2.55pm to 3.15pm

Terry White Chemmart Jindalee, 4/168 Sinnamon Rd Jindalee, Thursday July 29,  3pm to 3.20pm

Bus Route 412, Sir Fred Schonell Dve, St Lucia to UQ Chancellor's Place, University of Queensland, Friday July 30, 9.45am to 9.55am

Indooroopilly State High School, 111 Ward St Indooroopilly, Thursday July 29, 8am to 3.30pm

Myer (level 2), Indooroopilly Shopping Centre, Thursday 29 July, 8.50am to 9.30am

Seed Heritage (level 2), Indooroopilly Shopping Centre, Thursday 29 July, 9.20am to 9.35am

Target (level 2) Indooroopilly Shopping Centre Thursday 29 July, 9.25am to 9.50am

H and M (level 2) Indooroopilly Shopping Centre Thursday 29 July, 9.45am to 10.10am

Kmart (Level 1) Indooroopilly Shopping Centre, Thursday 29 July, 10.10am to 10.45am

Stacks Discounts Store, Indooroopilly Shopping Centre Thursday 29 July, 10.35am to 10.50am

Country Road, Indooroopilly Shopping Centre Thursday 29 July, 10.45am to 11am

Andonis Café & Bar, 4/281 Station Rd Yeerongpilly, Thursday 29 July, 11.50am to 1.45pm

Bus Route 412, UQ Chancellor's Place to Stop 19 Sir Fred Schonell Dve, St Lucia Friday 30 July, 12.25pm departure

Anyone who attended the following venues at the times listed is considered a casual contact who must get tested immediately and isolate until a negative result is received

Bunnings Warehouse, Wecker Rd Mount Gravatt, Wednesday 28 July 7am to 7.35am

Bunnings Warehouse, Wecker Rd, Mount Gravatt Thursday 29 July 12.30pm to 1.05pm

Translational Research Institute, Ground Floor, Princess Alexandra Hospital, 37 Kent St Woolloongabba Wednesday 28 July 12.50pm to 2.45pm

Female Toilets Level 2 near Forever New and Myer, Indooroopilly Shopping Centre Thursday 29 July, 8.45am to 8.50am

Female toilets near Rebel Store and JB Hifi Level 1, Indooroopilly shopping centre Indooroopilly 10.50am 10.55am 

Source: Queensland Health

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