From 1 June 2020, some businesses were able to start offering services to a larger number of customers if they are following an approved industry COVID Safe plan.
Industry COVID Safe plans are developed by an industry peak body or representative group for businesses within that industry to follow. The plan must clearly outline how businesses will operate and must satisfy Queensland's Chief Health Officer.
Individual businesses within an industry do not need to develop their own COVID Safe plan if they are following an industry COVID Safe plan.
Industries that are eligible to develop an industry COVID Safe plan include (but are not limited to):
- fitness (e.g. gyms, health clubs and yoga studios)
- hospitality (e.g. restaurants and cafes, pubs, clubs and hotels)
- tourism experiences (e.g. charter fishing boats and 4WD experiences).
An industry COVID Safe plan guide has been created to help you develop your plan and understand what health authorities will be looking for when assessing your plan. There is no official template for the plan – you can determine the format while following the information in the guide.
In some limited cases, you can develop a site-specific plan if your business is larger in scale.
All completed industry COVID Safe plans must be submitted to Queensland Health for approval. Email your completed plan to COVID-19.Industryplans@health.qld.gov.au.
Approved industry COVID Safe plans will be published on the Queensland Government's COVID-19 website. Businesses can opt into an industry COVID Safe plan.