Information current 19 October 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 11:59pm, 31 December 2020 and may be further extended. The Public Health (Further Extension of Declared Public Health Emergency–COVID-19) Regulation (No. 5) 2020 was made by Queensland’s Governor in Council, and extends all active Public Health Directions issued by the state’s Chief Health Officer, Dr Jeannette Young.
Understanding the restrictions:
+ Current status of restrictions in Queensland
+ COVID Safe business operation - see our dedicated page
CURRENT STATUS: QUEENSLAND IS CURRENTLY AT STAGE FOUR OF THE ROADMAP
The Queensland Government's roadmap for the easing of restrictions is currently at Stage Four.
What's allowed in Stage Four:
More information on current 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.
- 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 of up to 100 people (with dancing for 40 people at a time with a COVID Safe Plan) 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.