QRC COVID-19 update: travel restrictions

6 April 2020

Queensland’s resources sector had made a smooth transition to tighter travel restrictions for its Fly-in, Fly-out (FIFO) workers announced by Premier Palaszczuk which were introduced on Saturday night said the Queensland Resources Council (QRC).

QRC Chief Executive Ian Macfarlane said the decision to restrict all interstate FIFO workers apart from statutory positions and critical workers was working to change the interstate footprint.

“I’ve spoken with our members today and they are reporting significant drops in the number of interstate FIFO workers as of Saturday night with only critical workers approved,” said Mr Macfarlane.

“I’d like to personally thank the Chief Health Officer Jeannette Young and the Department of Natural Resources, Mines and Energy for working tirelessly over the past few days to process the statutory and critical worker applications.

“Arrow Energy is reducing its FIFO into Moranbah by about 30 per cent while other companies are also cutting intrastate FIFO numbers and moving to full charter flights with temperature testing for intrastate travel.”

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