Last updated 31/1/2022
Businesses in Queensland must have a COVID19 safety plan
and use QR code check inscancelled in early February.
Masks must be worn in health care settings.
Masks must be worn indoors everywhere in Queensland, except:
- in your own home or accommodation
- where it is unsafe, such as while doing strenuous exercise
If you test positive in a rapid antigen test (RAT) it is very likely that you have COVID-19. You must immediately isolate (7days) and report your positive test result. A negative test result must be returned on day 6, or any subsequent day follwoing in order to leave isolation.
For further information visit the QLD health website, www.health.qld.gov.au, or call 13 42 68.
Coronavirus Mental Wellbeing Support Service is a 24/7 telephone support service providing information and advice about anxiety and depression that you may be experiencing due to the COVID-19 pandemic
1800 512 348
Online chat is also available - click here
Coronavirus (COVID-19) information for Australians.
Beyond Blue have a great section on their website 'Talking about scary stuff in the news' which has helpful advice on how to support children to understand what is happening.
There is also a short video (click here) with tips on how to communicate with children and young people about news topics that they might not know how to deal with.
8 tips tip help comfort and protect children
Coronavirus disease (COVID-19) outbreak
No matter how the COVID-19 pandemic is affecting your mental wellbeing, there is a developed range of information, strategies and expert advice to help support you.
This webpage describes practical psychological skills to help you and your loved ones cope with anxiety and worry about infectious diseases.
Travel information for Australian citizens.
Cutting back on the amount of alcohol you drink can benefit your mind and body in many ways. It can not only help reduce your risk of long-term health problems such as cancer, heart disease and stroke but you’ll see short term benefits too such as improved mood and decreased anxiety, increased energy levels, better concentration and it can be easier to maintain a healthy weight.
Learn more about how alcohol affects your health, the benefits of cutting back, and how you can take steps to reduce the risks from alcohol and support yourself, your friends and family.
Tips for staying safe online during the COVID-19 pandemic
QLD.gov covid website for updates on COVID-19, testing locations and current statistics
Find information about the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, how to protect yourself and your family, where and when you can get vaccinated, and the current situation in Australia.
A confidential phone service that provides health advice to Queenslanders. You can phone and talk to a registered nurse 24 hours a day, 7 days a week for the cost of a local call.
13 43 25 84
Australian Department of Health App
Download from Apple here
Download from Google Play here
Here's a step by step guide to using the Coronavirus Australia Whatsapp service:
1. Download WhatsApp onto your phone. (click here)
2. Add the government's WhatsApp number into your WhatsApp contacts. The number is +61 400 253 787
3. Send the WhatsApp account a message.
4. You will receive a message back.
5. Follow the instructions to get the information you need.
National Coronavirus Health Information Line
For information about COVID-19 and vaccines. This line operates 24 hours a day, 7 days a week
1800 020 080
If anyone is experiencing fiancial hardship, the national debt helpline offers free financial counselling.
For information and services provided by the government.
Since the onset of the COVID‑19 pandemic, the Government has provided direct economic support to businesses. Support is available to keep businesses in business and Australians in jobs.
For information on stimulus payments for households to support growth.
For information on finding out what tax support is available if you or your employees are affected by the coronavirus.
The Fair Work Ombudsman has now set up a dedicated website for those employers and employees impacted by COVID-19.
The FWO can also be contacted on 13 13 94
Medicine Free Delivery
Pharmacies can offer free delivery of medicine/s via Aust Post
Check with your pharmacy to see if you or a family member qualifies for this service.
Free Australian health advice
COVID-19 has created dramatic changes in the workplace. Depending on your organisation, you and your team may now be working remotely, running staggered rosters, or working modified duties on site.
These changes, coupled with the ongoing health and economic threat of COVID-19, can have a significant impact on employee wellbeing. As a manager, it’s important to think about how to support your staff, particularly those struggling with stress and other emotions.
Click here for ways to help.
Losing your job and having your income reduced can cause significant emotional distress. Here are some strategies to help you manage.
Adapting to a home working environment can be challenging. It’s important to develop ways of working that support your mental health and wellbeing.
Returning to Work
With many workplaces reopening their doors amid the easing of lockdown restrictions, this has the potential to be a stressful time for employees.
There are a number of reasons why you may be feeling on edge about returning to work. Click here for some examples of these issues and how you can manage your anxiety.