Resources: Upcoming changes to COVID-19 restrictions in Queensland

A wide range of workplace health and safety resources, posters and fact sheets have been developed to help you stay informed and manage your business during COVID-19.

If your business is visited by a person infected with COVID-19, Queensland Health will advise you on any actions you may need to take. You can read more about what to do if your business is affected by a COVID-19 case.

From 17 December 2021, restrictions on businesses will be further eased. Many businesses and venues will be able to return to operating at full capacity. However, there will be restrictions on people who are not fully vaccinated. Find out more about those restrictions here.

For answers to some frequently asked questions around changes to restrictions, vaccinated and unvaccinated restrictions, and essential and non-essential businesses, visit this website.

COVID-19 posters, signage and fact sheets

Print and display these Queensland Government workplace posters to show your customers and employees what actions you are taking to stop the spread of COVID-19.

Display these signs to clearly show if proof of vaccination is required to enter your business:

You can access more posters, signage and fact sheets by visiting the Queensland Government website.

Collection of contact information by business operators

A business operator must collect contact information, proof of vaccination or evidence of medical contraindication from all staff, guests and patrons when entering an establishment by using the Check In Qld app. If a business operator cannot use the Check In Qld app, they must use alternative measures to record the contact information details.

Obligation of staff

Any member of staff must give their contact information, proof of COVID-19 vaccination or evidence of medical contraindication by using the Check In Qld app or another measure of record keeping before entering their place of work. A staff member is not required to give their contact information, proof of vaccination or evidence of medical contraindication if they are:

  • under the age of 16 years
  • entering to provide emergency services
  • exercising law enforcement
  • at risk of safety.

Find out more about community responsibilities here.

Proof of vaccination

Proof of vaccination verifies that a person is fully vaccinated. You must show either a printed or electronic form before entering a business establishment or venue.

There are 3 different types of proof available that you can get for free:

  • a COVID-19 digital certificate
  • your immunisation history statement (IHS)
  • an International COVID-19 Vaccination Certificate for overseas travel.

The COVID-19 vaccination certificate can be viewed or printed through:

Find out how to add your proof of vaccination status to the Check in Qld app.

Getting ready for the Queensland border reopening

The Community Services Industry Alliance (CSIA) has developed a number of resources to assist Community Services as we approach the Queensland border reopening date. These include:

  • Infection control resources
  • Building vaccination confidence fact sheet
  • Vaccine fact sheet for workers
  • Vaccine fact sheet for clients
  • Business Continuity Planning and pandemic preparedness
  • Disability Inclusive Disaster Risk Reduction (DIDRR)

Access the resources here.

Living and working with COVID-19 plan

Centacare FNQ developed the ‘Living and working with COVID-19 plan’ for staff to refer to when COVID-19 outbreaks affect their community and workforce.

This traffic light plan is colour-coded making it easy for staff to understand the current situation and respond accordingly.

Download the plan as a Word document at the CSIA website and make changes as they relate to your organisation, workforce and local community.

For the latest updates visit our COVID-19 section.