Current business restrictions for coronavirus (COVID-19) in Queensland
Recent restriction changes
Eased quarantine requirements for close contacts
From 28 April 2022, quarantine requirements eased for close contacts who have no COVID-19 symptoms.
Some requirements (e.g. testing and mask wearing) continue to be in place.
Read more about the changes to quarantine requirements.
Eased check-in and vaccination restrictions
On 14 April 2022, check-in and vaccination requirements in a range of venues ended, including:
- hospitality venues (pubs, clubs, cafes and restaurants)
- entertainment venues (theme parks, cinemas, casinos and showgrounds)
- galleries, museums and libraries
Vaccination and check-in requirements will continue for:
- visitors and staff in vulnerable settings (hospitals, disability accommodation services and residential aged care)
- workers in high risk settings (schools, childcare, prisons and airports).
Find out more about the eased vaccination and check-in restrictions.
Your business may need to follow restrictions to help stop the spread of coronavirus (COVID-19).
On this page:
- Current business restrictions
- Businesses affected by a COVID-19 case
- Staff who are close contacts
- COVID Safe business planning
Current business restrictions
On 14 April 2022, vaccination and check-in requirements ended for the following businesses and venues:
- hospitality venues (e.g. hotels, pubs, clubs, taverns, bars, restaurants, cafes or dine-in at fast food (quick service) restaurants)
- indoor entertainment venues (e.g. nightclubs, live music venues, karaoke bars, concerts, theatres, cinemas, casinos)
- outdoor entertainment activities (e.g. sporting stadiums, theme parks)
- festivals – indoor or outdoor (e.g. musical festivals, folk festivals, arts festivals)
- activities – indoor or outdoor (e.g. convention centres, showgrounds)
- Queensland Government-owned galleries, museums or libraries
- weddings (only if all attendees are fully vaccinated).
The Check In Qld app is no longer required at these venues and businesses.
You do not need to check the vaccination status of customers, staff and other visitors to your venue or premises, and collect their contact information.
If you have your own vaccination requirements in place for your business, you can continue to ask for proof of vaccination status. This is not mandatory.
Read more about the changes to business restrictions.
The Check In app will still be used for checking vaccination requirements in:
- vulnerable settings (e.g. hospitals, disability accommodation services and residential aged care)
- high-risk settings (e.g. schools, childcare, prisons and airports).
Find out about the Check In Qld app.
Businesses affected by a COVID-19 case
If your business is visited by a person who is COVID-19 positive, follow advice from Queensland Health for:
- closing and reopening
- cleaning requirements
- testing and quarantine for you and your staff.
Staff who are close contacts
From 28 April 2022, quarantine requirements for close contacts eased.
Staff members who are close contacts can attend work as long as they do not have COVID-19 symptoms.
Some requirements (e.g. testing and mask wearing) remain in place.
Find out more about the eased quarantine requirements.
COVID Safe business planning
You must have plans in place that cover COVID-19 risks for the health and safety of your staff and customers.
All businesses must:
- encourage at least 1.5 metres space between staff and customers, and between individual customers or groups
- maintain good hand and respiratory hygiene
- conduct regular cleaning and disinfection
- send unwell staff home immediately. If they show any symptoms of acute respiratory disease, they need to get tested for COVID-19.
Read more about COVID safe businesses.
All businesses must have a COVID Safe management plan (or work health and safety plan) in place. This covers your obligations under work health and safety laws to keep your customers and staff safe.
You do not need to submit this plan to any authority for approval.
Use the work health and safety plan for COVID-19 (PDF, 176KB) as part of your plan:
Training is available for business owners and staff in the hospitality and personal services industries.
Learn more about COVID Safe training.
Managing COVID-19 in your business
Review your business continuity plan and think of ways you can reduce the risks associated with COVID-19 positive people (including staff) entering your business. Consider how your business will continue to operate if staff contract COVID-19.
Find information on managing COVID-19 in your business or workplace.
For more information and assistance, you can phone:
- 13 42 68 (COVID-19 hotline) – for public health directions, business restrictions and mandates
- 13 43 25 84 (Queensland Health) – for advice about vaccines and health related matters in relation to COVID-19
- 1300 654 687 (Small Business hotline) – for small business support programs and initiatives during COVID-19.
Contact Workplace Health and Safety Queensland on 1300 005 018 for further details about:
- work health and safety laws as an employer or employee of a workplace during COVID-19
- general work-related concerns regarding health and safety.
- View the range of coronavirus (COVID-19) business health and safety resources, including posters for your business or workplace.
- Read industry-specific health and safety advice from Safe Work Australia.
- Find information on business recovery to help you reopen and grow your business as restrictions ease.
- Find mental health and wellbeing resources for businesses.
- Last reviewed: 14 Feb 2022
- Last updated: 29 Apr 2022