COVID Safe Checklist for Businesses

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.

Find out more about Impacted Areas, and whether any have been declared and are in force.

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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.

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COVID Safe Checklists for Public Health and Social Measures linked to vaccination status

Important

From 17 December 2021, customers are required to o show proof of their COVID-19 vaccination status when they check into many Queensland locations and businesses that will be restricted to fully vaccinated customers and visitors.

NOTE: The Restrictions on Businesses, Activities and Undertakings Direction is no longer in effect and has been replaced with the Public Health and Social Measures linked to vaccination status Direction. Under this Direction there remains the requirement for many business settings and activities to operate in accordance with a COVID Safe Checklist.

Find out about the checklist required from 5.00am Friday 17 December 2021.

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Public health and social measures from 17 December 2021

From 17 December 2021, restrictions on businesses, activities and undertakings will be further eased. Many businesses and venues will be able to return to operating at full capacity. However, with the easing of border restrictions, COVID-19 will start to circulate in our community. Therefore, there will be restrictions on people who are not fully vaccinated to ensure we don’t overwhelm our hospital system when we have outbreaks.

Under the Public Health and Social Measures linked to vaccination status Direction there remains the requirement for many business settings to operate in accordance with a COVID Safe Checklist.

COVID Safe Checklist—Vaccinated staff and patrons only

From 17 December 2021, the following businesses, activities, and undertakings that can only operate for staff and patrons that have been fully vaccinated against COVID-19 are required to operate in accordance with the COVID Safe Checklist—Vaccinated staff and patrons only.

  • Hospitality venues, such as cafés, restaurants, pubs (food courts are out of scope).
  • Adult entertainment venues.
  • Theme parks, outdoor amusement parks, tourism experiences (national parks, public gardens and ferry services are not in scope).
  • Zoos, aquariums and wildlife centres.
  • Showgrounds.

COVID Safe Checklist—Unvaccinated staff and patrons permitted

From 17 December 2021, the following businesses, activities, and undertakings are permitted to operate with unvaccinated staff and patrons and are required to operate in accordance with the COVID Safe Checklist—Unvaccinated staff and patrons permitted.

  • Short term rentals and short-term accommodation, such as:
    • hotels, services apartments, holiday accommodation, backpackers, and boarding houses.
  • Dine-in-canteens, for example at a:
    • military base, school, university dormitories, mining camp.
  • Religious and civil ceremonies, churches and places of worship.
  • Funerals.
  • Universities and other higher education institutions.
  • Beauty and personal care services, such as hairdressers, massage (therapeutic and non-therapeutic), day spas.
  • Indoor play centre.
  • Gyms and other fitness venues.
  • Dance studios.
  • Indoor sports centres, indoor social sporting-based activities, community sports clubs, indoor swimming pools open to the public.
  • The private hire of a venue for a function, event or party for the following venues and settings:
    • cafés, restaurants, pubs, clubs, RSL clubs, taverns, function centres, bars, wineries, distilleries and microbreweries, and premises in hotels
    • nightclubs
    • indoor live music venues, karaoke bars, concerts, theatres, cinemas
    • casinos, gaming or gambling venues including wagering outlets that are open to, and accessible by, members of the public
    • adult entertainment venues.

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Resources

Workplace health and safety resources, posters, and fact sheets have been developed to help you stay informed and manage your business during the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic:

Information to help you understand what the Public Health and Social Measures linked to vaccination status Direction means, including Questions and Answers,:

A free COVID Safe Business training package for businesses:

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Last updated:
13 January 2022