Minutes till Qld lockdown is over:
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.