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Essential information archived updates

Find archived essential coronavirus (COVID-19) updates.

November 2020

19 November 2020

September 2020

30 September 2020

  • Business restrictions easing: Read about current business restrictions – standing eating and drinking allowed from 4pm, 2 October 2020. Outdoor businesses (e.g. outdoor dining, beer gardens, theme parks and zoos) can have more customers from 1am, 1 October 2020.

25 September 2020

  • Restrictions on gatherings, aged care and health care eased in South East Queensland: Restrictions have eased (effective 1am, 25 September 2020), however certain restrictions continue to apply. Businesses can continue to operate in line with COVID Safe plans.

17 September 2020

  • Restrictions on gatherings, aged care and health facilities: Restrictions are in place in parts of Queensland (latest changes effective 17 September 2020). Businesses can continue to operate in line with COVID Safe plans.

August 2020

28 August 2020

  • Schoolies Week events cancelled: Accommodation providers must adhere to additional restrictions between 21 November and 11 December. Restrictions for restaurants, pubs and clubs are unchanged. Read the media release for more information.

7 August 2020

  • Protect your seasonal workforce: If you employ seasonal workers you must have a workplace health management plan to manage and prevent transmission of COVID-19 in your workplace and the community.

July 2020

24 July 2020

21 July 2020

1 July 2020

  • Small Business COVID-19 Adaption Grant: Applications for regional Queensland are still open—check your eligibility and apply now for up to $10,000 funding for micro and small businesses impacted by COVID-19. Round 2 for South East Queensland has now closed.

June 2020

16 June 2020

  • COVID-19 Supplier Portal: Register and tell us about the goods and services you can supply. Government and industry buyers can use the portal to help find items they need.

15 June 2020

5 June 2020

3 June 2020

  • Regulated industries and licensees: Information and assistance from the Office of Fair Trading about your rights and obligations during the COVID-19 pandemic.

1 June 2020

May 2020

30 May 2020

28 May 2020

25 May 2020

19 May 2020

  • Small Business COVID-19 Adaption Grant: Apply for up to $10,000 funding to support micro and small businesses impacted by COVID-19. (Note: Round 1 of the grant has now closed.)

15 May 2020

  • Eased business restrictions: Latest information for reopening businesses, effective 11.59pm, 15 May 2020, including advice on COVID Safe business planning and mandatory COVID Safe checklists for beauty therapy and nail salons, and restaurants and cafes.

11 May 2020

  • Jobs support loans: Additional funding has been announced for the Queensland COVID-19 Jobs support loans for businesses that have already lodged an application. New applications are not being received at this time.

7 May 2020

1 May 2020

April 2020

30 April 2020

28 April 2020

24 April 2020

  • Business closures: Latest information on non-essential business closures (effective 24 April 2020 – updates for massage therapy, funeral directors and religious services).

20 April 2020

16 April 2020

8 April 2020

5 April 2020

  • Making it for Queensland: Are you a Queensland manufacturing business that can lend a hand in the fight against COVID-19? Register your capability and capacity details. You can also learn more about COVID-19 supply chain matching for manufacturing.
  • Manufacturing personal protective equipment (PPE): While Queensland currently has PPE supplies for our medical professionals for the foreseeable future, Queensland Government is working with local manufacturers to ensure there are supplies to support the state.

3 April 2020

March 2020

30 March 2020

26 March 2020

24 March 2020

  • Non-essential business closures: Latest information on limits on public gatherings for coronavirus (COVID-19) and how it may affect your business. New restrictions for business will commence 11.59pm, Wednesday 25 March 2020.
  • $4 billion economic relief package: Announced to support Queensland health, jobs and businesses.
  • Payroll tax relief package: You may be eligible for one or more of a range of payroll tax relief measures as a result of the impacts of coronavirus (COVID-19).
  • Power bill relief: Your business may be eligible for a $500 rebate off energy bills if you consume less than 100,000kWh. This will be automatically applied on your business electricity bills.