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Understanding this Notice

This content was last updated on 16 April 2020.

Under the Chief Health Officer’s Truck driver rest facilities Notice and the updated Non-Essential Business, Activity and Undertaking Closure Direction (No. 10), owners or operators of businesses operating a truck driver rest facility may continue to provide these services to drivers or operators of heavy vehicles and essential road users over their normal opening hours during the COVID-19 public health emergency.

This will assist the safe movement of road freight, heavy vehicle drivers and essential road users across Queensland and ensure factors such as driver fatigue are managed on our roads.

Previously, these types of facilities had not been permitted to provide in-house services to essential road users, as they served food and drink that was not take-away.

While this business activity is now permitted to continue, owners and operators of truck driver rest facilities must follow social distancing and risk mitigation measures to help prevent the spread of COVID-19. Further information is contained in the Access for truck driver rest facilities in Queensland factsheet (PDF 168 kB).

Penalties

Not following any of these regulations without reasonable excuse is a breach of the Public Health Act 2005 and you may be fined up to $1,330 for individuals and $6,670 for corporations.

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Last updated: 16 April 2020