Questions raised about what are ‘essential activities’ in Queensland’s lockdown

the queensland The government is again asked what it considers to be ‘essential’ activities across the state Locked regions following continued reports of unnecessary purchases.
The questions come as several film crews have been spotted filming productions on the Golden Coast and Stradbroke Island despite the ongoing Delta cluster.

Deputy Prime Minister Steven Miles and Chief Health Officer Jeanette Young addressed key concerns this morning, telling Queenslanders to think before they hit the shops.

Questions raised about what are ‘essential activities’ in Queensland’s lockdown (9News)

“When you open your front door, could you please think, ‘Do I really need to get out of my front door today,'” Dr Young said.

The Deputy Prime Minister even called retailers such as JB Hi-Fi and EB Games.

“You can’t go out because you need milk, but stop watching EB Games or JB Hi-Fi,” Mr Miles said.

Questions raised about what are 'essential activities' in Queensland's lockdown
In a statement to 9News, the Queensland government said film productions were allowed to continue. (9News)

“I certainly urge these companies to think about how much of what they’re selling is essential.”

Although no appeals have been made to find out who exactly an essential worker is, today the government also defended several film productions and their crews currently filming in the lockdown south east.

Crews were spotted filming on the Gold Coast for an upcoming Nickelodeon production, as well as a crew continuing to film for Amazon’s ‘The Wilds’ on Stradbroke Island.

Gold Coast Police are even investigating a Netflix production of Australian sailor Jessica Watson after alleged COVID breaches.

In a statement to 9News, the Queensland government said film productions were allowed to continue.

“Film production is not a restricted activity under the current lockdown guidelines.” the statement said.

Michelle J. Kelley