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Self-quarantine information for employers, schools, childcare, TAFE and universities

Queensland Health would like to thank everyone who has supported people self-quarantining.

Self-quarantine is one of the most effective ways to prevent coronavirus (COVID-19) from spreading and Queensland Health appreciates assistance from employers, schools, childcare, TAFE and universities in helping the community respond to this important public health issue.

People who have self-quarantined for 14 days without any symptoms are free to go about their usual activities. This includes returning to work, school, childcare, TAFE and university.

Particular groups of people – primarily travellers who returned to Australia on or after 1 February 2020 – may have been issued with a formal notice requiring them to self-quarantine. At the end of their 14 day period, those people will receive a call from a 13 HEALTH nurse to assess their condition.

  • If they are well, they are free to go about their daily lives and they will receive an email or text message confirming the end of their self-quarantine.
  • If they are unwell, a Queensland Health nurse will visit them to arrange testing, and they will need to remain in self-quarantine until the results are known.

If you require a formal medical certificate from your employee, they will need to see a GP to obtain one.

Those who did not receive a formal notice and voluntarily self-quarantined will not receive a call from 13 HEALTH at the end of the 14-day period. If they are well, they are free to go about their daily lives. If they are unwell, they should seek medical attention immediately.

Last updated: 19 February 2020