COVID-19 restrictions eased to Stage 1 statewide

Due to the remarkable effort to contain the COVID-19 cases at the Queensland Corrective Services Academy and the Arthur Gorrie Correctional Centre, we are able relax the restrictions at all of our centres and offices.

Queensland Health has advised that we are able to recommence personal and professional visits as of September 28 at to ALL correctional in Queensland.

The move to Stage 1 restrictions is fantastic news which means that official, cultural and legal visits can recommence at all correctional centres, work camps can recommence and community corrections offices can continue to operate under their COVID-safe plan.

The current health advice is that where social distancing is not possible, a mask should be worn at all our facilities.  We must also continue to pay close attention to regular cleaning of frequently touched surfaces as well as maintaining regular hand washing or sanitising, good cough and sneeze etiquette and adhere to workplace COVID-safe plans.

We must remain ever vigilant and agile in our approach while we are dealing with this virus and will continue to act on the expert advice provided to us by Queensland Health. A cautious approach as well as stringent planning and execution has served us well and  has kept COVID-19 out of our centres.

Recruit training has recommenced at the Queensland Corrective Services Academy.