In the media
Health's virus module goes international
The Department of Health's Infection Control Training Module has been completed by more than a million people in Australia and is developing a growing international audience (16 July 2020). More...
What will new restrictions on telehealth mean for
Federal Health Minister Greg Hunt has announced significant new restrictions on telehealth arrangements to take effect from 20 July that will allow access in most cases only for providers who "have an existing and continuous relationship with a patient" (12 July 2020). More...
Travellers from hotspots who lie on Queensland border
declaration can now be jailed
Queensland Parliament passes a bill meaning travellers from coronavirus hotspots caught lying on border declarations upon entry into the state can now be jailed for up to six months (16 July 2020). More...
Practice and Regulations
Restrictions on Businesses, Activities and Undertakings
Direction (No. 4)
Effective from: 10 July 2020
This Public Health Direction replaces the Public Health Direction referred to as the Restrictions on Businesses, Activities and Undertakings (No. 3) made on 1 July 2020, and is the successor of that Direction. Queensland Health requires businesses such as restaurants, bars and clubs to collect and store the details of every person who enters their premises. All businesses are obliged to heed privacy regulations. Businesses that fail to collect and/or produce contact tracing information face fines of $6,672. More...
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