COVID-19 health information
- Queensland Health - We encourage residents to monitor Queensland Health's website, as the lead health agency for the State, for all the latest information about COVID-19.
- Anyone with concerns should call 13 HEALTH (13 43 25 84) for advice.
- Queensland Government - Essential information about the support available from the Queensland Government.
- Australian Government Department of Health - provides daily updates, FAQs, current facts and figures, travel advice, key contact and phone numbers.
- The Australian Government - includes the latest Coronavirus news, updates and advice from government agencies across Australia.
The Australian Government Department of Health has compiled a collection of helpful resources including:
- Coronavirus (COVID-19) Frequently asked questions
- Limits on public gatherings
- Information on social distancing
- Information for international travellers
Information on home confinement, movement and gatherings for Queenslanders
Roadmap to easing restrictions
The Queensland Government has released a roadmap to a COVID-safe recovery allowing more travel, more activities and larger gatherings.
From 11.59pm, Friday May 15, the following is allowed:
- Gatherings of a maximum of 10 people together in a public space.
- Dining in at restaurants, pubs, clubs, RSLs and cafes for a maximum of 10 patrons at one time as part of a gradual re-opening (no bars or gaming).
- Recreational travel of a radius of up to 150km from your home for day trips.
- Some beauty therapies and nail salons for up to 10 people at one time.
- Reopening of libraries. playground equipment, skate parks and outdoor gyms (a maximum of 10 at one time).
- Wedding guests increased to 10 people and funeral attendance increased to 20 (30 outdoors).
- Open homes and auctions with a maximum of 10 people at one time.
- Re-opening public pools and lagoons (eg South Bank, Cairns, Airlie Beach) with a maximum of 10 people at a time or greater numbers with an approved plan.
For Outback Queensland, where there have been no COVID cases, two special concessions have been made:
- Dining in at pubs and cafes will be up to 20 for locals only, reflecting the important role these venues play in connecting small outback communities; and
- Recreational travel of a radius of up to 500 kilometres reflecting the long distances in the Outback.
What can I do to protect myself?
To protect yourself and others from infection practise good hand and respiratory hygiene including:
- cleaning hands with soap and water or alcohol-based hand rubs
- covering your nose and mouth with a tissue or flexed elbow when coughing or sneezing
- avoiding contact with anyone who has symptoms such as fever, a cough, sore throat, fatigue, and shortness of breath
- staying home if you are unwell.
You should also try to stay at least 1.5 metres away from people who are coughing or sneezing.
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