COVID-19 Industry Support

Updated 11 January 2021

Current updates:

- 11/01/21: The Queensland Government has announced from 6.01pm Monday 11 January 2021, Greater Brisbane will transition to eased restrictions until 1am Friday 22 January, provided there are no cases within the community. Those who have been in the Greater Brisbane area since Saturday 2 January must adhere to these restrictions where possible regardless of their current location, including the wearing of face masks. See the new Roadmap here, read the Fact Sheet for Tourism Operators here, download the poster to display in businesses here and visit the Queensland Government here
- 02/01/21: From 1am Monday 4 January, anyone who has been in Victoria on or since 21 December will be restricted from entering vulnerable facilities, including aged care facilities, hospitals, disability accommodation and correctional facilities. While Queensland’s borders remain unchanged, anyone currently in Queensland who has been in Victoria on or since 21 December should get tested immediately and quarantine at home or their accommodation until they receive a negative result.
- 20/12/20: From 1am Monday 21 December, Greater Sydney is declared a COVID-19 hotspot.
- 20/12/20: From 1am Sunday 20 December, anyone entering Queensland from New South Wales will need a Queensland Border Declaration Pass. Those who have been in New South Wales after 1am 11 December, must apply for a Queensland Border Declaration Pass.
- 20/12/20: From Sunday 20 December, Queensland venues including pubs, clubs, restaurants and cafes have 72 hours to move to digital record keeping of patron contact details with paper-based record keeping no longer accepted. 
- 11/12/20: From 1am December 12, Queensland's borders will open to New Zealand. 
- 10/12/20: From noon December 14, indoor dancing will be allowed in all venues including pubs, clubs and nightclubs, subject to the one person per two metre rule.

With the current challenges facing our tourism industry and uncertainty on what the next 3 -12 months will look like for global travel, it’s now more than ever that we need to band together as Team Bundaberg, to work strategically, to market collectively and to unite as a single voice for the destination.

With the assistance of our partners at QTIC and TEQ, we are taking every opportunity to advocate for support for the industry, so please continue to feed information through to us about the effects on your business.

To understand the supply chain impacts on businesses as we rapidly move through this new business environment in the Bundaberg Region, in partnership with BRC, BEC, BFVG and Chamber, we are asking you to complete this survey about your business. 

To save you time, we have collated a range of resources for you below and are updating with available information daily. If there is anything that we’ve missed, let us know!

To assist you with COVID Safe Planning within your business, we have created this webpage outlining the steps required for Industry COVID SAFE Plans and COVID Safe Checklists in line with Stage 3. 

Please don’t hesitate to reach out to our team if there is anything you need. We are in this together.

For further information on COVID-19, the Queensland Tourism Industry Council and Tourism & Events Queensland are providing Queensland's tourism industry with updates and resources regularly.  

Below are the key CHO public health directions

If you have any questions on the current Public Health Directions, require clarity or are seeking an exemption, you can submit this here