Coronavirus (COVID-19) industry advice
- Retail sale of fresh produce (PDF 69 kB) - advice regarding fruit and vegetable taste testing
- Sale of food (PDF 65 kB) - restrictions on buffets and self-service foods
- COVID-19 cleaning, disinfection and waste recommendations—recommendations for cleaning and disinfection of the environment where people suspected or confirmed to have COVID-19 infection may have been.
- Linen management for healthcare facilities and linen management services—recommendations for the management of linen from healthcare facilities for people suspected or confirmed to have COVID-19 infection.
- Waste management for health facilities and waste contractors—recommendations for healthcare facilities and waste contractors with regards to the management of waste generated in the care of people with confirmed COVID-19 infection.
- Wastewater (sewage) and coronavirus (COVID-19)—information for the water industry and plumbers to manage possible exposure to COVID-19 in wastewater or sewage.
- Food retailers and COVID-19—guidance for food businesses and retailers on coronavirus (COVID-19) requirements, reducing the transmission of COVID-19 and concepts for reducing business impacts.
- Non-health residential facilities—advice for non-health residential care facilities.
- In-home community workers—advice for workers who engage in community work in a person’s place of residence.
- Information for boarding schools—this fact sheet explains the COVID-19 arrangements in place for boarding schools. It includes self-quarantine instructions and information for families of students returning to school from interstate and overseas.
Local government resources for COVID-19
The Local government guideline in the management of COVID-19 (PDF 2173 kB) has been developed to assist local government identify their role with regard to the easing of COVID-19 restrictions.
The Roadmap to easing restrictions website provides access to important information and resources about how businesses will keep COVID safe as restrictions are eased.
The establishment of overarching principles for the monitoring and enforcement activities of COVID-19 restrictions should allow regulators to provide a consistent approach. Enforcement of the Chief Health Officer Public Health Directions is based on 3 principles:
- The integration of COVID-19 restrictions monitoring and enforcement into normal compliance activities in a manner which recognises local governments existing inspection regime and their resourcing constraints.
- Risk-based compliance based on public health threat as identified in the local plan.
- The use of a graduated, proportionate response to enforcement with an emphasis on education.
Queensland Health remains the lead agency for enforcement of Public Health Directions, and is coordinating the various agencies' enforcement effort at local level.
Successfully achieving public health and economic benefit will require a collaborative effort across the entire community, including government, both state and local, as well as community and industry involvement.
Guides for local governments
- COVID-19 Compliance lead agency, public health directions - Stage 3 (PDF 98 kB)
- COVID-19 Enforcement framework for local government (food businesses and beauty therapy) (PDF 150 kB)
- Roadmap to easing restrictions: Stages for restaurants, cafes, pubs, clubs and hotels (PDF 127 kB)
- Roadmap to easing restrictions: Stages for personal appearance services (PDF 184 kB)
- Roadmap to easing restrictions: Guide for shopping centres (PDF 92 kB)