March 29, 2021

Greater Brisbane 3-day Lockdown

Lockdown Impacts at a Glance

OPEN | Reception & Administration

OPEN | Marina, Hardstand, and Boatyard

OPEN | Takeaway Alcohol

LIMITED | Social Sport (sailing with family)

CLOSED | Organised Sailing

CLOSED | Food & Beverage

This morning, Queensland Premier Annastacia Palaszczuk announced a 3-day lockdown for Greater Brisbane effective 5:00 p.m. this afternoon, Monday 29 March 2021. Greater Brisbane includes the Local Government Areas of Brisbane, Logan, Ipswich, Redlands, and Moreton Bay.

This lockdown comes in response to Queensland recording another four cases of community transmission of the UK strain of COVID-19.

Persons in these areas must stay home, only leaving the house for one of the specified reasons, which include:

  • to buy essentials like groceries or medications;
  • to work or study, if unable to do either from home;
  • to exercise; or
  • to provide help, care, or support.

Mandatory mask wearing is now in effect for the entirety of Queensland – please wear a mask at all times when outside your home. It is a requirement to wear a mask when travelling to and from the Club, as well as whilst remaining on Squadron grounds.

The Government has determined that no gatherings are to be allowed on any premises, this includes the RQYS premises. Members are not to congregate for any reason around the Club over the next three days.

We also ask members to remember to social distance whenever possible, and practice good hygiene by frequently washing your hands.

And lastly, if you have any cold or flu symptoms at all – PLEASE GET TESTED.

For more information read the full Greater Brisbane 3-day lockdown update by licking the link below, and as more information is made available, we urge Members to monitor the Queensland Health website. 



Sporting can still be conducted for exercise, this includes sailing. However, there are restrictions on who and how many people you can exercise with. Exercise must be done either:

  • by yourself;
  • with your family group; or
  • with one person outside your family group.

Organised racing and other sailing activities including WAGS and any Sailing Academy courses are postponed while the lockdown is in effect.


The Squadron Clubhouse will be closed from 4:30 p.m. this afternoon. Food services will resume trade at 7 a.m. on Saturday 3 April.

For the lockdown period of Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday, the RQ Bar will be offering takeaway alcohol from 12 p.m. – 4 p.m.

Take advantage of our Takeaway specials to make sure you are all stocked up for the Easter weekend!

  • XXXX Bitter Cans 6pk | $16 
  • XXXX Gold Cans 6pk | $15
  • 150 Lashes Stubbies 6pk | $16
  • Robert Oatley Pinot Noir btl | $15
  • Robert Oatley Grenache btl | $15

These any many more available at the RQ Bar for takeaway this week. WHILE STOCKS LAST!

Below are our Easter trading hours once we resume trade on Saturday.


Saturday, 3 April:

  • 7 a.m. – late | Coffee Shop
  • 7 a.m. – 10:30 a.m. | Breakfast – reduced menu
  • 10 a.m. – late | RQ Bar
  • 11:30 a.m. – 5 p.m. | Bistro – bookings only, no walk-ins will be accepted.

Easter Sunday, 4 April:

  • 7 a.m. – late | Coffee Shop
  • 7 a.m. – 10:30 a.m. | Breakfast – reduced menu
  • 10 a.m. – late | RQ Bar
  • 11:30 a.m. – 5 p.m. | Bistro – bookings only, no walk-ins will be accepted.

Easter Monday, 5 April:

7 a.m. – late | Coffee Shop
7 a.m. – 10:30 a.m. | Breakfast – reduced menu
10 a.m. – late | RQ Bar
11:00 a.m. – 3 p.m. | Bistro – bookings only, no walk-ins will be accepted.


Tuesday, 6 April – trading conditions return to normal:

7 a.m. – late | Coffee Shop
7 a.m. – 10:30 a.m. | Breakfast
10 a.m. – late | RQ Bar
11:00 a.m. – 2 p.m. & 5 p.m. – 7 p.m. | Bistro
11:30 a.m. – 3 p.m. | Bar Food Menu


As an essential business. the RQYS Marina, Hardstand and Boatyard will continue to operate without change throughout the lockdown period.


Clubhouse Reception will be open from 7 a.m. – 4 p.m. during lockdown to support our Members and business.

Kind regards,

Shawn Ket
General Manager

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