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BREAKING: This weekend’s Gold Coast auctions to be restricted due to COVID-19

Queensland Premier Annastacia Palaszczuk has placed tighter restrictions on gatherings in Gold Coast homes from 8am, on Saturday, 29 August. 

“Coming into effect from 8:00am Saturday, we are going to extend those limits of people inside your homes to 10 people, and those gatherings outside to 10,” Ms Palaszczuk said.

“I think everyone would agree, we acted very swiftly when it came to those earlier cases with the Brisbane Youth Detention Centre and we know people travel a lot from the Gold Coast to Brisbane, and it makes sense to extend that.”

REIQ have issued the following guidelines:

“Owners, tenants and agents must continue to take reasonable steps to encourage visitors to any premises to practise physical distancing and hygiene practices as required and that open home inspections, rental inspections and auctions be limited as required by the new directive.

The Real Estate Institute of Queensland (REIQ) has provided an update on the REIQ Facebook page, which you can watch here. Please be advised, if your real estate business is operating under a COVID Safe plan, you are not affected by the latest restrictions for the Greater Brisbane and Ipswich areas. This includes businesses operating under a COVID Safe Industry Plan, a COVID Safe checklist, COVID Safe Site Specific Plan or COVID Safe Event Plan.

You are reminded to ensure that your staff and customers observe social distancing, ensure customer details are retained, and ensure that any staff or customers who are showing any symptoms do not enter your premises.

For more information please refer to the Movement and Gathering Direction (No. 3).

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Nathan Jolly

Nathan Jolly was an in-house journalist with Elite Agent. He worked with the company from July 2020 to December 2020.