COVID-19: What you need to know for QLD

May 14, 2020 2:04 pm

Preparing COVID SAFE Plans: Tourism and events businesses are encouraged to attend tomorrow’s Industry Update to hear directly from the Queensland Tourism Industry Council (QTIC) who are leading the development of industry plans which will form the basis of individual business plans. Queensland Health will sign off an industry plan and individual businesses will then tailor their own plans based on meeting the criteria and standards set out in the industry-wide plan, while addressing their individual business needs.
In the meantime, final checklists for restaurants and cafes and beauty therapists are now available, with businesses required to complete and display these checklists before trading from 11:59pm on Friday, 15 May. There will also be mandatory training to be undertaken within a fortnight, with details to be released soon. See the checklist FAQ document – including which businesses do and do not need to complete it.
There are also resources available from Work Safe Australia and WorkCover Queensland, as well as tips and a comprehensive planning tool available on the National COVID-19 Coordination Commission’s website which may assist businesses in preparing their plans.

Questions on the public health directions: If you have questions specific to your business operation, a request for an exemption, or are seeking interpretation of the Queensland Health Directions, you can contact your TEQ Destination team, or log these directly via Queensland Health’s website.

Economic recovery questions: The Department of State Development, Tourism and Innovation has established a central enquiry point for businesses seeking information on Queensland’s economic recovery.

Fee relief for GBR permit holders and businesses: The Australian Government has announced further fee relief for Great Barrier Reef permit holders and businesses. The announcement extends the waiver of the environmental management charge for the entire 2020 calendar year and waives permit fees to 30 June 2021. 

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