COVID-19: Department of Children, Youth Justice and Multicultural Affairs update

11 January 2021 – Following on from the Premier’s announcement on 11 January, non-essential visits to the Brisbane Youth Detention Centre and West Moreton Youth Detention Centre have been suspended until 22 January 2021. All staff and essential workers are required to wear masks as per the Government’s mask-wearing guidelines and to practice social distancing.

8 January 2021 – To ensure the safety of staff and young people, all face-to-face personal and professional visits to Brisbane Youth Detention Centre and West Moreton Youth Detention Centre have been suspended until further notice, in line with Queensland Health advice.

Staff will work with families and other visitors to facilitate video link and phone contact. All staff and essential workers at Brisbane Youth Detention Centre and West Moreton Youth Detention Centre are now required to wear a mask. Increased cleaning and infection control measures will continue.

All staff, young people, essential workers and visitors at all three youth detention centres will continue to be required to undergo health screening, including temperature checks, before entering a detention centre.

Cleveland Youth Detention Centre in Townsville is still receiving personal and professional visitors.

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