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 18 May 2020, Queensland’s declared public health emergency for COVID-19 was extended for a further 90 days, to 11:59pm on Monday 17 August 2020.
The Public Health (Further Extension of Declared Public Health Emergency–COVID-19) Regulation (No. 3) 2020 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 19 May 2020 have been automatically extended until 11:59pm on Monday 17 August 2020. Directions will be progressively updated to reference the new date of 17 August 2020.
Visit the Queensland legislation website to view the regulation and explanatory notes.
Understanding the Directions
The 'Understanding this Direction' resources help you better understand the Directions and how they affect you and your community.
Staying home, going out and moving around Queensland
Help slow the spread of COVID-19 by following the restrictions around staying at home, avoiding going outside and limiting visitors to your home.
- Movement and Gathering Direction – updated 01 June 2020
- Restrictions on Businesses, Activities and Undertakings Direction – updated 01 June 2020
- Aged Care Direction (No. 4) – updated 21 May 2020
All current Directions
Superseded public health directions
Public health directions are amended periodically.
An archive of superseded directions are kept as a record or these amendments.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.