Sex Work Prohibited in Qld lockdown areas until 6pm Fri 2 July | Respect QLD

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Three day CHO Lockdown Order, including ALL in-person sex work

  • Three day lockdown until 6pm Friday 2 July.
  • All in-person sex work is prohibited in the lockdown locations.
  • Lockdown locations: Noosa, Sunshine Coast, Ipswich, Logan, Redlands, Moreton Bay, Brisbane, Gold Coast, Scenic Rim, Lockyer Valley, Somerset, Townsville City, Palm Island Aboriginal Shire.
  • Check the full list of lockdown locations here.
  • There are four reasons you can leave your home: obtaining essential goods or services, including healthcare (including vaccinations), exercise, attending essential work or childcare, assisting vulnerable persons.
Who should get tested?
  • Queensland Health is contacting anyone who is a close contact of a current case.
  • If you have been in contact with anyone from the Hot Spots, you should get tested ASAP.
  • If you have any symptoms, you should get tested.
COVID Harm Reduction
  • You can work online during lockdown.
  • You can take calls and plan bookings for when lockdown is over.
  • When lockdown is over you can start doing bookings again.
  • Screen clients for recent visits to Hot Spots, do not accept clients who have recently been in a Hot Spot.
  • Only one client at a time.
  • Ensure good airflow, open a window if you can (we know it’s cold but this is the best precaution!).
  • Outside of bookings, maintain physical distancing when you can.
  • Keep your client list up to date in case it is needed for contact tracing.
  • Comply with all COVID sex work rules. If this is confusing, contact us. Respect Inc are still open, we are an essential health service.

Police and Fines

  • During other lockdowns police have done compliance checks on sex industry businesses and sex workers.

  • You can be fined if you are doing sex work during lockdown. Police can use entrapment and pose as clients.

  • If you are fined or charged, contact Respect Inc for advice and referral.

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