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Friday: Restrictions eased for some correctional centres

Queensland Corrective Services has relaxed restrictions at a number of correctional centres following advice from Queensland Health (QH).

From midnight last night, restriction levels at Queensland correctional centres are:

Stage 2 restrictions:
Lotus Glen Correctional Centre
Townsville Correctional Complex
Capricornia Correctional Centre

Stage 3 restrictions:
Maryborough Correctional Centre
Woodford Correctional Centre
Numinbah Correctional Centre
Helana Jones Centre
Brisbane Correctional Centre
Wolston Correctional Centre
Brisbane Women’s Correctional Centre
Borallon Training and Correctional Centre
Palen Creek Correctional Centre
Southern Queensland Correctional Centre
Escort and Security Branch

Stage 4 restrictions:
Arthur Gorrie Correctional Centre

The Woodford, Wolston and Borallon Training and Correctional Centre have reverted to Stage 3 restrictions based on advice that there are no confirmed COVID-19 cases within the prisoner population or staff in these centres.

The Arthur Gorrie Correctional Centre – the only centre with Stage 4 restrictions – is on track to return to Stage 3 at the end of its 14-day quarantine period.

QH has advised that, due to a large public sporting event in North Queensland over the weekend, the Capricornia, Lotus Glen and Townsville Correctional Centres will be moved to Stage 2 restrictions. This is due to the possibility of a large movement of the population from the south-east corner of Queensland to North Queensland. It is envisaged that Stage 2 will remain in place until September 20 to allow QH the time to establish any potential community impact as a result of this event.

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