Queensland open from Midday Monday 1st June 2020

From midday Monday 1st June 2020, Stage Two of the Roadmap to easing restrictions allows:

  • Unlimited travel and overnight stays for Queenslanders across all of Queensland (no km limit).
  • Recreational travel, camping and accommodation including caravan parks.
  • Tourism experiences for 20 people – more if following the approved Industry COVID Safe Plan.
  • Dining in or seated drinks in restaurants, cafes, pubs, registered or licensed clubs, RSL Clubs, hotels and casinos (no gaming) for up to 20 patrons per room or defined area.

Restaurants/Cafes as well as Beauty Therapists/Nail Salons must complete and publicly display their Covid safe Checklist to operate:

Please note that Tourism businesses do not require a COVID safe plan in place to open today and accept up to 20 patrons, subject to the 1 person per 4 square metre rule based on usable floor space.  COVID Safe Planning for Tourism Fact Sheet, FAQ for the Tourism Industry

The Department of State Development, Tourism and Innovation (DSDTI) has developed this simple Tourism Events Decision Tree to understand when you can operate, with how many patrons, and what documentation you need to have in place.

If a business wishes to have more than 20 patrons they will need their own COVID safe plan in place – you do not need to write your own from scratch – you can implement the relevant industry plan/template, which will be approved by Queensland Health by this Friday 5th June. (Draft Queensland Tourism and Hospitality COVID-safe plan template) For more information, please review – Restrictions on Businesses, Activities and Undertakings Direction

There will be three main industry Covid safe plans for:

  • Accommodation and Experiences (CLICK HERE to see the draft industry plan developed by QTIC)
  • Pubs and Clubs
  • Restaurants/cafes

There is a plethora of information, so I have tried to summarise the immediate information to assist you today and we will continue updating our Covid-19 page on our Capricorn Enterprise website.

More than ever, we need our locals to support locals – please book a short break or extended holiday in our region today – from the Keppel Islands to the Central Highlands!

The financial losses suffered by our tourism/hospitality/service industry has been immense and this easing of restrictions, whilst welcomed, is the first stage to a long road to recovery.


Capricorn Enterprise and our fellow Qld Regional Tourism Organisation (RTO Network) has been working tirelessly behind the scenes in partnership with Tourism and Events Queensland (TEQ), which is leading a multi-million Domestic Drive Campaign.  More about that in this week’s enews.

Find out more about COVID Safe Businesses

Voluntary Generic Checklist for Business

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