A 3-day lockdown has been announced from 6pm Tuesday 29 June 2021 for a number of Local Government Areas (LGAs). Full details and a list of affected LGAs can be found here.

You can only leave your residence (which includes temporary accommodation such as a holiday rental) for limited permitted purposes such as:

  • obtaining essential goods or services, including healthcare (including vaccinations)
  • exercise
  • attending essential work or childcare
  • assisting vulnerable persons

You should stay in your local area wherever possible.

You can only have two visitors to your residence (excluding volunteers and workers).

In addition to this masks are mandatory indoors on public transport, and must be carried on your person at all times.

The Queensland Government has specified that financial institutions are an essential provider and includes those whose work is essential for the continued operation of an essential provider.

For valuer Members, this will mean if valuation inspections are required for banks, you may leave your home to conduct them. Be mindful of the restrictions of visitors to homes and if you are not able to inspect a vacant property, refer to the API COVID-19 protocols.

It is important to familiarise yourself with API COVID-19 protocols available at our COVID-19 Hub.

You should be mindful of your safety and the safety of clients or occupants and follow your employer’s safety protocols when undertaking work.

If you have any symptoms at all, get tested immediately and quarantine at home until you receive a negative result.

Here you will find a letter from API confirming that as a supporting service to the banks, you are able to conduct valuations where the work is required as part of an essential service.

For any further information into the valuation protocols please contact us, however for information about how the lockdown affects your specific circumstances, please contact the Queenslnd Government’s Covid hotline 134 COVID (13 42 68).

Kind regards,

Amelia Hodge

CEO – Australian Property Institute