QLD Health update – restrictions for RACFs

Logan City Council has been declared as a Restricted Area by Queensland Health. Learn more about these restrictions, including other local government authorities that have extra requirements for residential aged care facilities.

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Logan City declared a Restricted Area

In response to confirmation of a positive COVID-19 case, the Local Government Area (LGA) of Logan City has been declared as a Restricted Area. Further information about restrictions are available in the updated Residential Aged Care Direction (No.7).

Facilities in the Logan City LGA are subject to visitor and entry restrictions.

In addition, anyone who lives or works in, or who has lived or worked in, the Logan City LGA from the identified start date of 31 August 2021, will not be permitted to enter any residential aged care facility in Queensland.

The restrictions in Logan City LGA include:

  • Visitors
    • No personal visitors – including care and support visitors – are allowed to enter.
    • Only people providing an essential purpose will be allowed to enter.
    • End of life visits will still be allowed.
    • Anyone entering a facility must wear a single use surgical face mask.
  • Residents
    • May only leave the facility to receive health care, attend a funeral or for an emergency or compassionate reason.


Residents of Logan City LGA or people who have been in the Logan City LGA from the identified start date of 31 August who work at aged care facilities, will be permitted to attend work at facilities both within and outside Logan.

However, the operator of the facility may require the person to take reasonable steps to reduce the risk of COVID-19 to residents of the facility, including:

  • use of appropriate personal protective equipment (PPE)  
  • providing evidence of a negative COVID test taken in the past 72 hours
  • providing evidence of having received at least one dose of a COVID-19 vaccine.

Personal Protective Equipment

PPE use for facilities in Logan City LGA is to remain at moderate level as defined in the guidelines for PPE in Residential Aged Care and Disability Accommodation (PDF).

Other impacted LGAs

There are additional requirements for residential aged care facilities located in the impacted Local Government Areas of:

  • City of Brisbane
  • Moreton Bay Regional Council
  • City of Gold Coast
  • City of Ipswich
  • Lockyer Valley Regional Council
  • Noosa Shire Council
  • Redland City
  • Scenic Rim Regional Council
  • Somerset Regional Council
  • Sunshine Coast Regional Council.

These restrictions include:

  • Visitors
    • Visitors are allowed in impacted areas. Individual facilities may have increased rules in place.
  • Residents
    • Are allowed to leave the facility for any reason.

Aged care providers can find more information about the updated direction and full advice on current restrictions for aged care on the Queensland Government website.