Queensland has no confirmed COVID-19 cases in its regional communities.

Published On : 02 Apr 2020

Queensland is yet to have a confirmed COVID-19 case in its regional communities and is putting measures in place to keep it that way.

From Saturday midnight all non-essential interstate FIFO workers will be banned from entering QLD.

This follows Western Australia’s law banning all NSW FIFO workers (including those who are deemed critical) due to heightened risk of Coronavirus spreading across regional mining communities.

In QLD, those that are critical to operations will still be allowed to fly in and out. “Exempting critical people will ensure that resource projects can continue to produce the mineral and energy resources we need” said Mining Minister Dr Anthony Lynham.

Workers in statutory positions specified in legislation including those responsible for worker health and safety will also be exempt from the new restriction.

FIFO and DIDO workers that are travelling within QLD will not be affected by the new restriction.

With non-essential FIFO workers being banned from entering the state, most of these jobs will now be available to local Queenslanders.

Keep an eye out on local mining operations career pages and reach out to local hiring agencies to ensure you get the job you want.

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