Temporarily closed businesses

Updated 13 May 2020

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Click on the links for further information about businesses reopening from 15th May (Stage 1) or from 12th June (Stage 2).

Scroll down for a list of the businesses in the Capricorn Coast and Rockhampton and Central Highlands regions known to have temporarily closed in response to COVID-19 measures. Capricorn Enterprise will continue to update the list as new information comes to hand.

Takeaways – Please continue to support our local businesses that are still trading by supplying takeaways. Click here to chose what’s for lunch or dinner.


Posted Friday 8th May 2020

Following the update to the  Home Confinement, Movement and Gathering Direction which came into effect from midnight Friday 1 May 2020, recreational activities such as boating and fishing can occur, providing they:

  • stay within 50 kilometres of their home
  • practice social distancing (people are encouraged to be mindful of high congestion areas such as boat ramps and refuelling points)
  • are only joined by people they live with, or one other person. 

Fishing and charter boats are now allowed to operate with 2 passengers.

Queensland Government Media Release: From 11.59pm Friday, May 1, Queenslanders will be able to leave their homes for recreation and the distance they can travel has been extended.

For example, Queenslanders will be able to enjoy some relief from stay-at-home rules and:

  • Go for a drive;
  • Ride a motorbike, jetski or boat for pleasure;
  • Have a picnic; 
  • Visit a national park – refer to the ‘Park alerts’ page before heading out to any national park: https://parks.des.qld.gov.au/park-alerts/; and
  • Shop for non-essential items

But there are three conditions that apply linked to the above:

  • Social distancing and hygiene must be maintained
  • You have to stay within 50km of home and
  • Outings are limited to members of the same household or an individual and one friend

Q & A factsheet

Seqwater and Sunwater dams to reopen

The State Government today announced that all Seqwater and Sunwater dams and recreation areas will re-open to the public for day use from Saturday, May 2, following a relaxation in guidelines from the Chief Health Officer. Media Release


Additional closures updated Thursday 2nd April:

The Queensland Government has announced the closure of a number of high use visitor locations such as picnic areas, toilet facilities, lookouts and four-wheel drive beach areas in National Parks, State Forests and state managed recreation areas across Queensland from 3 April 2020 for the foreseeable future in the interests of community safety.  These closures will apply to all users including commercial tour operators. Check the full and current list of closures at Park Alerts https://qld.gov.au/parkalerts.

Additional closures updated Tuesday 31st March:

  • all campgrounds in National Parks, state forests and state-managed recreation and protected areas
  • council and private camping grounds urges to restrict recreational camping on state land (long term and permanent residents in caravan parks are not affected)
  • fossicking
  • Sunwater and Seqwater recreation areas, lakes and weirs including day trips, camping, land and water-based activities (eg boating , trail walking and fishing) and the use of facilities such as toilets, play equipment and BBQ areas.

From 11:59pm (local time) 25th March 2020, the following business types will be closed:

  • all real estate auctions and open house inspections (exception: private appointments for inspections)
  • beauty therapy, tanning, waxing, nail salons, tattoo parlours (exception: Updated – 1 person per 4 square metre rule applies in the premises, 30 minute time limit removed)
  • spas and massage parlours
  • cinemas and nightclubs
  • casinos, gaming or gambling venues
  • strip clubs, brothels etc
  • concert venues, theatre, arenas, auditoriums, stadiums (exception: live streaming of a performance by a small group could be permissible with social distancing observed)
  • amusement parks and arcades
  • play centres (indoor and outdoor)
  • community and recreation centres (exception: may remain open to host essential voluntary or public services such as food banks or homeless services)
  • health clubs, fitness centres, yoga, barre and spin facilities, saunas, bathhouses and wellness centres
  • boot camps, personal training operating outside and inside (exception: outside events, limited to groups of no more than 10 and social distancing observed)
  • social sporting-based activities
  • swimming pools
  • galleries, museums, national institutions and historic sites
  • libraries, community centres and youth centres
  • local government non-essential facilities and services
  • community facilities, eg community halls, clubs, RSLs, PCYCs
  • places of worship, weddings and funerals (exception: weddings with a maximum of 5 people and the 1 person per 4 square metre rule applies and funerals attended by a maximum of no more than 10 people and the 1 person per 4 square metre rule applies
  • all camping areas in Queensland National Parks, state forests and recreation areas

Capricorn Coast


Central Highlands

  • Australian Nature Guides
  • Takarakka Bush Resort
  • Snap Fitness Emerald
  • Emerald Gymnastics and Trampoline Club
  • Emerald Cinema Complex
  • All Central Highlands aquatic centres
  • Mayfair Ridge Tavern (bottle shop trading)
  • Emerald Star Hotel
  • Sublime Beauty Emerald
  • Be Flawless Skin & Beauty
  • Lush Beauty

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