Chief Health Officer public health directions
During a public health emergency, the Chief Health Officer can issue Public Health Directions to assist in containing, or to respond to, the spread of COVID-19 within the community.
On 29 June 2021, Queensland’s declared public health emergency for COVID-19 was extended to 11.59pm on Monday 27 September 2021.
The Public Health (Further Extension of Declared Public Health Emergency—COVID-19) Regulation (No. 2) 2021 was made by Queensland’s Governor in Council, and extends all active Public Health Directions issued by the state’s Chief Health Officer, Dr Jeannette Young.
This means active Public Health Directions with an end date of 29 June 2021 have been automatically extended until 11.59pm on Monday 27 September 2021 . Directions will be progressively updated to reference the new date of 27 September 2021.
Visit the Queensland legislation website to view the regulation and explanatory notes.
Understanding the Directions
Many Directions have links to additional content to help you understand what they mean and how they're applied.
- Designated COVID-19 Hospital Network Direction (No. 3) – updated 05 August 2021
- Restrictions for Locked Down Areas (South-East Queensland) Direction (No. 4) – updated 04 August 2021
- Queensland COVID-19 Restricted Areas (No. 19) – updated 31 July 2021
- Border Restrictions Direction (No. 31) – updated 30 July 2021
- Queensland Health Residential Aged Care Facilities (COVID-19 Vaccination) Direction – updated 23 July 2021
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Revoked public health directions
Public health directions are amended periodically. An archive of revoked directions are kept as a record or these amendments.
Requests for Exemptions
If you are seeking any of the following:
- apply for an exemption from a Public Health Direction
- get help understanding a Direction.