Information current 13 August 2020
On 29 January 2020, under the Public Health Act 2005, the Minister for Health and Minister for Ambulance Services made an order declaring a public health emergency in relation to coronavirus disease (COVID-19). The public health emergency area specified in the order is for ‘all of Queensland’. Its duration has been extended by regulation to 17 August 2020 and may be further extended. Further to this declaration, Queensland's Chief Health Officer is issuing health directions to contain, or respond to, the spread of COVID-19 within the community.
On this page:
+ Current status of restrictions in Queensland
+ COVID Safe business operation - see our dedicated page
CURRENT STATUS: QUEENSLAND IS AT STAGE THREE OF THE ROADMAP
The Queensland Government has a roadmap in place for the easing of restrictions across the state.
What's allowed in Stage Three:
More information on Stage Three restrictions here.
- Queenslanders can travel within Queensland.
- Queensland's borders are open to interstate travellers other than those who have been in declared hotspot areas. More details here.
- Australia's borders remain closed.
- Events can be staged in compliance with Approved COVID Safe Plans. More information here.
- Tourism experiences, accommodation, dining in restaurants, cafes, pubs, registered or licensed clubs, RSL Clubs, food courts and hotels, nightclubs, beauty therapies and casinos can all operate with required COVID Safe documentation in place. More information here.
- If you are dining or having a drink at a venue or event, you must be seated to consume that food or drink and you must provide your contact details for contact tracing purposes.
- Similar to the way airlines operate, tourism experiences (up to 50 people) can seat guests together during the tourism experience, with 1.5m physical distancing in place at all other times possible. Businesses must comply with the checklist in the updated Queensland Tourism and Accommodation Industry Plan. Larger tourism experiences can still follow the guidelines and principles of the Industry Plan and carry greater capacity subject to available space. More information here.
- Weddings and funerals up to 100 people. More information here.
OPERATING SAFELY AT ALL STAGES OF THE ROADMAP
COVID Safety is a vital part of business operation, and all businesses must comply with some basic principles and may also wish to follow a COVID Safe Industry Plan to provide increased capacity. All information in outlined on our dedicated 'Operating your business safely' page.
If, after checking through the FAQ documents and resources, you still have questions, you can contact the Queensland Government’s hotline:
Phone: 134 COVID (134 268)
The Australian Government has also established an advice hotline for small and medium-sized businesses. Ph. 13 28 46.
TEQ support: TEQ's events team is working with individual event organisers to manage the implications of restrictions for Queensland Destination Events Program (QDEP), Major and Business events supported by TEQ. These events can contact their contract manager with any questions or concerns. Tourism operators can also contact their TEQ Destination teams with further questions. Contacts.
Quarantine accommodation/offers of assistance: if your business would like to provide goods or services (for example, accommodation for health purposes, transportation or technology) with a view to helping respond to COVID-19, please contact your Destination Team at TEQ who will ensure the offer is provided to the relevant government agency.