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LAND FORCES and covid-19

LAND FORCES IS GOING AHEAD

LAND FORCES 2021 will proceed in accordance with new Queensland Government restrictions on anyone who has been in the Australian State of Victoria in the last 14 days.

LAND FORCES 2021 will go ahead as planned from 1-3 June.

On Thursday 27 May the Queensland Government announced new COVID-19 restrictions on anyone wishing to enter Queensland, who has been in Victoria in the last 14 days.

This comes after the State of Victoria announced it would enter a seven-day COVID-19 lockdown from 11.59pm on Thursday 27 May.

While these restrictions will impact exhibitors, visitors and some event personnel from Victoria, LAND FORCES is an event of national significance. Organiser AMDA Foundation has implemented contingency plans to ensure the event proceeds, in line with all Queensland Government guidelines and restrictions.

Thank you to our exhibitors, visitors, conference organisers and stakeholders for your support as we negotiate these challenging issues.

For clarity, please see below a summary of the Queensland Government restrictions on people who have been in Victoria in the last 14 days. This guide is taken straight from the Queensland Government website, to clarify the situation for LAND FORCES exhibitors and visitors.

NOTE: Anyone who has been in Victoria in the last 14 days who develops COVID-19 symptoms should get tested.


If you have been in Victoria in the last 14 days and are intending to enter Queensland after 1am Australian Eastern Standard Time (AEST) Friday 28 May

From 1am AEST Friday 28 May all of Victoria will be declared a COVID-19 hotspot.

Anyone who has been in a COVID-19 hotspot in the last 14 days or since the start date identified for the hotspot (whichever is shorter) will not be allowed to enter Queensland unless they are a Queensland resident, except for a limited range of people who can enter for essential purposes.

Anyone who is allowed to enter Queensland after 1am AEST Friday 28 May will be required to go into 14 days mandatory hotel quarantine in Brisbane. Anyone who arrives in Queensland where there are no quarantine hotels, may be moved to a location where there is quarantine hotel space available.

If people usually live in Queensland, they will be directed to hotel quarantine in either Brisbane or Cairns.

The Border Restrictions Direction outlines the restrictions that apply to anyone who has been to a COVID-19 hotspot.


If you have been in Victoria in the last 14 days and are intending to enter Queensland between 1am AEST Thursday 27 May and 12.59 am AEST Friday 28 May

Victoria lockdown requirements apply from 1am AEST Friday 28 May.

Anyone who arrives in Queensland after 1am AEST Thursday 27 May and before 12.59pm AEST Friday 28 May and has been in Victoria in the last 14 days will be required to follow the lockdown requirements set by the Victorian government.

You must remain at home or at your arranged accommodation for the duration of the lockdown.

You can only leave your home for these reasons:

  • to get essential goods or services – such as groceries, pet food, medical or necessary supplies
  • for medical or health care, including fulfilling carer responsibilities and to get a COVID-19 test
  • for an end of life visit if an exemption has been granted by the Chief Health Officer and allowed by the facility you are attending
  • to avoid injury or illness or to escape a risk of harm – for example, escaping risk of harm related to domestic and family violence or accessing support from a domestic and family violence support service
  • to exercise outdoors alone or with someone from your household
  • get a vaccine if you are booked in and have no symptoms
  • to leave Queensland by air to return to Victoria by the most direct route without stopping (as long as not a close contact)


You must wear a face mask (unless you have a lawful reason not to) if leaving your house for a permitted purpose.

You must provide information, including photo identification, to an emergency officer if requested.

You must continue to monitor the list of interstate exposure venues.


If you have been in Victoria in the last 14 days and arrived into Queensland before 1am AEST Thursday 27 May

Anyone who has been in Victoria in the last 14 days who develops COVID-19 symptoms should get tested.

If you have been in Victoria in the last 14 days you must monitor the list of interstate exposure venues for 14 days after entering Queensland. If you have been to an interstate exposure venue (during the risk period for that venue), you must:

  • remain at home or at your arranged accommodation for 14 days after being at the exposure venue
  • complete the online contact tracing self-assessment. If you are unable to complete the online contact tracing self-assessment please call 134 COVID (134 268).
  • get a COVID-19 test (wear a mask while you are out) as soon as possible and return and remain at home or in your arranged accommodation, even if you get a negative test result, for 14 days after being at the exposure venue.


Read more about what you need to do if you have been to an interstate exposure venue including home quarantine requirements.


LAND FORCES - AN EVENT IN THE NATIONAL INTEREST

LAND FORCES organiser AMDA Foundation regrets that some of our Victorian exhibitors, trade visitors and delegates will be unable to attend due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

LAND FORCES will however proceed, as an event of national importance, and as something of a testament to the resilience of the Australian defence community and its ongoing dedication to securing Australia's national security.

We thank our exhibitors, visitors, sponsors, collaborators and supporters for their continued commitment to the event. Our team will do everything in its power to ensure this LAND FORCES is the best yet, in spite of everything the virus has thrown at us.

LAND FORCES promises to serve as a powerful promotional and industry engagement forum on the way to business recovery.

Like all responsible organisations, LAND FORCES organisers will however continue to closely monitor the COVID-19 Coronavirus situation and will be guided by advice from government and public health authorities. Please see below for guidance and updates.

 

BRISBANE CONVENTION AND EXHIBITION CENTRE COVID-19 GUIDELINES:
www.bcec.com.au/coronavirus-update

 

QUEENSLAND AND AUSTRALIAN GOVERNMENT COVID-19 INFORMATION:
www.qld.gov.au/health/conditions/health-alerts/coronavirus-covid-19
www.health.gov.au

 

RESTRICTIONS ON INTERNATIONAL TRAVEL TO AUSTRALIA:
covid19.homeaffairs.gov.au/travel-restrictions

 

EXHIBITOR AND STAND BUILDER COVID-19 ADVICE

Shell Scheme and Pod

Raw Space

 

EXHIBITOR COVID SAFE CHECKLIST

Exhibitor Covid Safe Checklist