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Coronavirus (COVID-19)

Queensland Health is continuing to actively respond to the declared public health emergency in relation to coronavirus (COVID-19).

From 6pm on Thursday, 28 April the Isolation for Diagnosed Cases of COVID-19 and Management of Close Contacts Direction (No. 7) was updated to remove the requirement for close contacts to quarantine, provided they do not have any symptoms of COVID-19.

New Queensland Health Guidelines for Close Contacts in Queensland support the Direction by outlining the requirements and recommendations for symptomatic and non-symptomatic close contacts in relation to:

  • staying at home
  • additional protections to limit transmission if a close contact leaves their home for any reason, including mask wearing
  • notifying an employer, school or other educational setting before returning
  • COVID-19 testing.

From 1am 14 April 2022, the vaccination and check‑in requirements for a range of settings changed with further easing of restrictions through the Public Health and Social Measures plan.

Vaccinated and unvaccinated people are able to:

  • Attend hospitality venues such as hotels, pubs, clubs, taverns, bars, restaurants or cafes.
  • Attend indoor entertainment venues such as nightclubs, indoor live music venues, karaoke bars, concerts, theatres, or cinemas.
  • Attend outdoor entertainment activities such as tourism experiences (including reef excursions), major sports stadiums, or theme parks.
  • Attend weddings (entire venue—indoor and outdoor).
  • Attend festivals (entire venue—indoor and outdoor) such as folk festivals, arts festivals, or musical festivals.
  • Attend government owned galleries and museums, and Queensland Government owned libraries.
  • Attend other settings such as essential retail, other retail, public transport, places of worship, funerals, residential homes/ private gatherings, food courts, hairdressers, gyms, and universities.

No vaccination or check-in requirements to enter and no COVID-19 capacity or density limits will apply to these venues.

Managing COVID-19 in the workplace 

  • Visit this page for information about what you need to do when you come into contact with a COVID-19 case. This guidance will help plan and manage situations where COVID-19 positive people have been in their business or venue.

Need further advice?

For health advice about COVID-19 call: 134 COVID (13 42 68).

More information about Public Health Directions can be found on the Queensland Health website

For further advice about COVID-safe arts and cultural considerations, call Arts Queensland on 3034 4016 (reception) and you will be referred to an appropriate advisor, or email: consultation@arts.qld.gov.au.