When you are allowed to leave home

When you are allowed to leave home

Here is the list of when you are allowed to leave home or risk $1300 fine

Posted on 07.04.2020

Dozens more people were fined at the weekend for leaving their house for non-essential reasons with the police promising to crackdown even harder during the Easter break.

In the past week, 139 people have been fined for ignoring the non-essential movement restrictions, Police Commissioner Katarina Carroll said.

Under extraordinary powers granted to the state’s Chief Health Officer Jeannette Young, people are only allowed to leave home “unless absolutely necessary” or risk a $1300 fine.

“Essentially the aim is very, very much to decrease the numbers of contact you have with other people,” she said.

If you do need to leave your home, you may do so with members of your household, or with one person who is not a member of your household.

Here is the full list of permitted excuses for leaving your house:

When you are allowed to leave your house

  • to obtain essential goods and services
  • receive medical treatment or health care services
  • exercise, either alone or with one other person or those who reside in the same household
  • do work or volunteering that is essential and cannot be done from home (this is any type of work that is not restricted under the latest ‘non-essential business activity and undertaking closure’ direction)
  • visit another person’s house, as long as there are no more than 2 people who are not ordinarily members of that household
  • visit a terminally ill relative or attend a funeral
  • assist, care for or support immediate family members or close friends
  • attend court or comply with a court order
  • attend a childcare facility, school, university, or other educational institution to receive instruction that is not possible to receive at home.
  • assist with an investigation by police or other law enforcement authority
  • all shared custody arrangements of children under 18 years of age, whether informal or court-ordered, can continue as normal. You are allowed to leave the house to take children from one parent’s home to the other parent’s home
  • to avoid illness, injury or the risk of harm
  • to comply with directions of a government agency.


Brisbane Times





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