During a public health emergency, the Chief Health Officer can issue Public Health Directions to assist in containing, or to respond to, the spread of COVID-19 within the community.
These directions may apply to specified Impacted Areas for a set period of time.
COVID Safe Checklists
COVID Safe Checklists relate to seated dining and drinking, food courts, and personal services. These are different to COVID Safe Event Checklists, which allow for 500 attendees (indoors) and 1000 attendees (outdoors) per day at events.
Approved COVID Safe Industry Plans and Checklists
Where the Chief Health Officer has issued updates to the public health directions, which differ from requirements outlined in published Approved COVID Safe Plans or Checklists, the relevant Direction(s) prevails to the extent of any inconsistency.
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COVID Safe Industry Plans and COVID Safe Checklists are key compliance categories of the COVID Safe Business Framework—helping businesses to better understand what they need to do to keep themselves and the community ‘COVID safe’.
Some types of businesses have more restrictions and requirements in place due to their higher risk of coronavirus transmission, as determined by the Chief Health Officer—they are known as ‘restricted businesses’ under the public health direction. It is mandatory for these businesses to download and follow their relevant industry’s COVID Safe Industry Plan or Checklist.
Other businesses can also benefit from using the voluntary checklists that have been developed.
COVID Safe Industry Plans
COVID Safe Industry Plans are not for use by individual members of the public. These plans are specifically for business use only.
COVID Safe Industry Plans
COVID Safe Industry Plans and related documents are available for:
- Aquatic Sport Sector
- Australian Attractions
- Dance and Physical Performing Arts
- Field Sports
- Fitness Facilities
- Food Services
- Hotels, Clubs, Nightclubs and Adult Entertainment
- Indoor Sports
- Outdoor Education Providers
- Outdoor Recreation Activity Providers
- Outdoor Sports
- Places of Worship
- Queensland Agricultural Shows and Showgrounds
- Queensland Live Performance, Venues/Theatres
- Queensland Parks and Wildlife Service (QPWS) Campgrounds
- Queensland Racing Industry and Racing Clubs
- Queensland Real Estate
- Queensland Sex Industry
- Queensland Sex on Premises Venues and Adult Parties
- Queensland Tourism and Accommodation
- Queensland Wineries
- Retail, Hair and Beauty
- Swimming Pool and Aquatic Centre
- Zoos and Aquariums
For a full list of restricted businesses and mandatory COVID Safe requirements, please see Schedule 1 of the Chief Health Officer’s Restrictions on Businesses, Activities and Undertaking Direction.
COVID Safe Events
If hosting a COVID Safe Event, event organisers should monitor the list of approved COVID Safe Industry Plans above to determine whether their event (or specific parts of their event) is covered by one or more specific COVID Safe Industry Plans and/or for guidance on measures to be implemented in relation to the particular activity. Event organisers must ensure compliance with these approved COVID Safe Industry Plans for the relevant components of your event, including any specific requirements regarding approvals.
Organisers of events with more than 500 (indoors) / 1500 (outdoor*) people and operating in compliance with an Approved Plan other than a COVID Safe Event Plan must notify the Public Health Unit of the event a minimum of 10 business days before the event by emailing via the COVID Safe Event Plan Submission Portal.
Should you have any queries relating to the Industry Framework for COVID Safe Events contact the Department of Tourism, Innovation and Sport (DTIS).
For more information about COVID Safe Events, including the Industry Framework for COVID Safe Events, please visit COVID Safe Events.