COVID Safe Checklist for Restricted 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 Checklist for Restricted Businesses

Important

Latest restrictions

Updates have recently been made to the Queensland’s COVID Safe Future roadmap.

Find out more about the restrictions.

For more information:

Important:

Where the Chief Health Officer has issued updates to the public health directions, which differ from requirements outlined in published Approved COVID Safe Checklists, the relevant Direction(s) prevails to the extent of any inconsistency.

Stay up-to-date with any changes to Public Health Directions.

Translated information for multicultural communities – coronavirus (COVID-19) – search for “business” under Translated resources.

Restrictions on businesses have been eased due to the great job Queenslanders have done in limiting community transmission of COVID-19. There is no longer a requirement for restricted businesses to operate under a COVID Safe Industry Plan or any of the ‘industry specific’ COVID Safe Checklists.

COVID Safe Industry Plans and industry specific checklists have now been replaced by the COVID Safe Checklist for Restricted Businesses (the Checklist).

The Checklist outlines the control measures that need to be implemented by restricted businesses to keep staff and customers COVID safe, and will promote consistency between different industry sectors.

Restricted businesses must ensure that a signed copy of the Checklist is displayed at the business premises.


COVID Safe Checklist for Restricted Businesses - Impacted Areas

From 6pm 8 October, the following Local Government Areas must operate under restrictions for Impacted Areas:

  • Brisbane City Council
  • Gold Coast City Council
  • Ipswich City Council
  • Lockyer Valley Regional Council
  • Logan City Council
  • Moreton Bay Regional Council
  • Noosa Shire Council
  • Redland City Council
  • Scenic Rim Regional Council
  • Somerset Regional Council
  • Sunshine Coast Regional Council

All restricted businesses in an Impacted Area must operate in accordance with the COVID Safe Checklist for Restricted Businesses – Impacted Areas and the Rest of Queensland.

Restrictions for businesses occurring in an Impacted Area include:

  • no more than 1 person per 2m2 while indoors, or
  • up to 100% seated venue capacity provided patrons or guests are in ticketed and allocated seating
  • collection of contact tracing information using the Check In Qld app
  • regular and thorough cleaning
  • availability of hand washing facilities or hand sanitiser
  • staff are required to wear a face mask when interacting with patrons or when unable to remain 1.5 metres from other staff
  • patrons are required to wear a face when entering and exiting a restricted business or if unable to physically distance when moving around the venue. Masks may be removed when the patron is seated and when able to maintain physical distancing when moving around the venue.

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COVID Safe Checklist for Restricted Businesses - Rest of Queensland

All businesses operating outside of an Impacted Area or a High-risk Impacted Area must operate in accordance with the COVID Safe Checklist for Restricted Businesses – Impacted Areas and the Rest of Queensland.

Restrictions for businesses occurring outside of an Impacted Area or a High-risk Impacted Area include:

  • no more than 1 person per 2m2 indoors, or
  • up to 100% seated venue capacity provided patrons or guests are in ticketed and allocated seating
  • collection of contact tracing information using the Check In Qld app
  • regular and thorough cleaning
  • availability of hand washing facilities or hand sanitiser
  • face masks are not required however are encouraged if unable to maintain physical distancing from members outside of you household.

Restricted businesses must ensure that a signed copy of the Checklist is displayed at the business premises.

Businesses should refer to the resources to the right for specific guidance on implementing each element of the Checklist.

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Revoked COVID Safe Industry Plans

The revoked COVID Safe Industry Plans are available for businesses to refer to, should they wish to implement some, or all, of the measures in the plans. However, it should be noted that compliance with these plans is no longer mandatory.


Revoked COVID Safe Checklists

The revoked COVID Safe Checklists are available for businesses to refer to, should they wish to implement some, or all, of the measures in the checklists. However, it should be noted that compliance with these checklists is no longer mandatory.

Revoked checklists:

*Translated checklists are available in the following languages: Chinese simplified, Chinese traditional, Hindi, Indonesian, Japanese, Korean, Thai, Vietnamese.

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Last updated:
11 October 2021