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Coronavirus (COVID-19) industry advice

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:

  1. 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.
  2. Risk-based compliance based on public health threat as identified in the local plan.
  3. 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.

Read the Local government guideline (PDF 2173 kB).

Guides for local governments

Last updated: 6 August 2020