Covid-19 Updates

Regular updates for business on the latest announcements from government and industry.

18 August 2021

  • State Government announces restrictions to ease early in South East Queensland. From 4pm Friday August 20 gathering limits will increase along with some easing of mask requirements. Additional easing is expected from Friday 27 August 2021. Latest roadmap available here.

8 August 2021

  • Lockdown lifted in 11 South East Queensland Local Government Areas, however some restrictions remain in place through to Sunday 22 August. Latest roadmap can be seen here

2 August 2021

  • Lockdown extended through to 4pm Sunday 8 August across 11 Local Government Areas, including Brisbane.  Latest roadmap can be seen here.

  • State Government announces $5000 Business Support Grants for lockdown impacted businesses. Preliminary information can be found here.

  • Brisbane City Council announces parking meters will be free during lockdown in order to support essential workers. Further information can be found here.

23 July 2021

  • Masks required for an additional week. However, other restrictions, including gathering limits, eased. Latest roadmap here.

16 July 2021

  • Restrictions extended for an additional week. Latest roadmap here.

13 July 2021

  • Restrictions including mandatory masks to end 6am Friday 16 July. See the latest roadmap here.

8 July 2021

  • Check in QLD app to be mandatory from Friday 9 July for numerous business sectors in addition to hospitality. Find out more here including how businesses can register to use the app.

3 July 2021

  • Lockdown ends 6pm. However a number of restrictions, including mask mandates, will remain in place through to 16 July. More detail regarding the latest restrictions for business can be found here. View the latest roadmap here.

29 June 2021

29 June 2021

  • Restrictions introduced across South East Queensland from 1am Tuesday 29 June. New measures including mask wearing, seated dining and drinking; and reduced venue capacity limits. Further details can be found here. The updated roademap can be found here

14 April 2021

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29 March 2021

  • Greater Brisbane enters three day lockdown from 5pm Tuesday 29 March 2021. Non-essential businesses to close. Outside of home masks must to be carried at all times and worn in indoor spaces.  Here's the full list of business restrictions.

21 January 2021

  • Restrictions in Brisbane will ease from 1am Friday 22 January. Here's the updated roadmap including changes to gathering limits and mask requirements.

11 January 2021

  • Brisbane lockdown ends but some restrictions to remain place until 22 January. Here's further details on what the changes mean for businesses. You can also read the Premier's statement here.

8 January 2021

5 August 2020

21 July 2020

  • The Federal Government has announced JobKeeper will be extended by 6 months to March 2021. Here's more detail from Treasury. You can also download a fact sheet detailing payment rates and eligibility criteria.

30 June 2020

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14 April 2020

  • Is your business impacted by COVID-19? Use the Business Queensland Business Assistance Finder to discover what support is available to you.

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19 March 2020

The coronavirus outbreak has resulted in tragic losses of life and an unprecedented level of disruption across society as governments seek to contain the spread of the disease.

For many businesses the impact has been devastating with trade diminished, supply chains in turmoil and forward orders on indefinite hold.

For information and advice about COVID-19 you can call the 24/7 national coronavirus helpline on 1800 020 080. Please also remember that Lifeline provides 24 hour personal crisis support on 13 11 14.

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