How you can help keep Queensland COVID safe

How you can help keep Queensland COVID safe

Queenslanders have done a great job in flattening the curve and preventing the spread of COVID-19. Now we’re well on the way to a ‘new normal’. But what does living in the ‘new normal’ look like? And how can we all help keep each other safe?

The 'New NORMAL'

Maintain physical distancing (1.5m)
Wear a mask when distancing is not possible (or required under Health Directions)
Maintain good hand hygiene
Stay at home when sick
Collection of contact details to allow for effective contact tracing
Rapidly responding to outbreaks
Travel restrictions from hot spots
COVID Safe Plan or Checklist in place

Doing a few small things helps to keep everyone COVID safe

Everyone has a part to play in keeping Queensland COVID safe. We’ve all done well to keep case numbers low, and that saves lives, jobs, and the freedoms we all value and enjoy.

There’s a few small things we can all do that can have big benefits for Queensland:

Keep your distance – maintain physical distancing (1.5m) when you’re outside your home. Keep your distance if you can: at the shops, on public transport, at work, and when you’re visiting with others. Shaking hands, hugging and kissing hello are still not COVID safe.

Find out more about protecting yourself and others (keeping your distance and more).

Wear a mask – when you can’t keep your distance, wear a face mask. If you’re going to an event or using public transport think about having a mask with you, just in case.

See some tips on how to use, wear and change masks.

Good hand hygiene – sounds simple, but washing your hands properly is important. Wash your hands with soap regularly, try not to touch your face. Use hand sanitiser if you can’t wash your hands: at the shops, when using public transport, at work or when visiting with others.

See the six steps to washing your hands well.

Stay home when sick – It’s still important to get tested and stay home until you get the results. Isolate yourself at home and protect your family and others.

Check the symptoms and find a testing centre.

Support contact tracing – when you go somewhere and are required to provide your details, provide them. Contact tracing helps prevent outbreaks.

What’s important to remember in the new normal you can still do most things - just in different ways!  Distancing doesn’t mean disconnecting.

Here is some information to help you live in the new norm.

Last updated:
11 January 2021