The Queensland Government has announced a 3-day lockdown effective 6:00pm Tuesday 29 June 2021 for the following Local Government Areas:
- Sunshine Coast
- Moreton Bay
- Gold Coast
- Scenic Rim
- Lockyer Valley
- Townsville City
- Palm Island Aboriginal Shire
The lockdown restrictions will be reviewed on Friday 2 July 2021.
For further information on the restrictions and updates CLICK HERE
Self Storage is not an essential service however as per information provided previously self storage facilities provide storage services to a range of commercial and residential customers. Some of these customers are directly or indirectly linked to providing ‘permitted goods and services’, for example: –
- Repairers of elevators and machinery used in hospitals and other critical infrastructure;
- Companies repairing critical data and IT infrastructure;
- Companies providing hygiene goods and protective equipment;
- Foodbanks and charities providing distribution of food, sanitary items, and other critical products for individuals in need;
- Emergency breakdown services such as RACQ for batteries and spare parts.
Residential storers may require access to essential items for personal use which may extend to medical devices, household appliances etc.
Businesses should have in place a plan to ensure the safe and effective delivery of services and required obligations including, but not limited to:-
- site security;
- COVID Safe Plan;
- cleaning regimes;
- sanitation protocols;
- ‘click and collect’ services;
- contactless move-ins;
- operating hours;
- urgent repairs and maintenance;
- elimination of employees working at multiple sites;
- closure of public toilet facilities and meeting rooms.
To read more CLICK HERE
COVID Safe Plan – The SSAA developed a storage specific COVID Safe Plan that members may wish to implement into their everyday business practices. Available for download from the Members Only section on our website – The Australian SSAA COVID Risk Management Plan
Your COVID Safe Plan helps protect your workers, customers and visitors and provides guidance on what to do in the event of a suspected or confirmed case of coronavirus (COVID-19) in your workplace.
If you are in an impacted area or have been in an impacted area at any time since 1am AEST 29 June 2021 you must carry a face mask with you at all times. You must wear a face mask at all times when you are outside your home, unless:
- you are alone in your car or with the members of your household
- you are eating or drinking
- you are at your usual workplace and can physically distance from others (except if you work in a hospitality venue or are a passenger transport operator)
- you are alone outdoors or with members of your household
- it is unsafe.
In the rest of Queensland, you must wear a face mask in the following settings:
- Queensland airports
- domestic flights in Queensland
- vehicles transporting people to and from quarantine hotels
For more information CLICK HERE