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COVID-19 Update

Important COVID-19 update

 
Queensland Premier Annastacia Palaszczuk today announced that Queensland will declare the state of Victoria a hotspot effective from 1am Friday 28 May.

This means: 

If you arrive in Queensland after 1am Friday 28 May 2021: Anyone who has been in Victoria in the last 14 days will not be allowed to enter Queensland unless they are a returning Queensland resident (or have a valid exemption). Anyone who is allowed to enter Queensland will be required to complete a border declaration pass and go into 14 days mandatory hotel quarantine.

If you arrived in Queensland from Victoria between 1am today 27 May 2021 and before 1am 28 May 2021: You must follow the same lockdown requirements currently in place in Victoria and may only leave your place of isolation for essential reasons (all of these travellers would have filled out a border declaration pass and will be contacted by Queensland Health). 

If you arrived in Queensland before 1am Thursday 27 May 2021, and have been in Victoria in the last 14 days: You must continue to monitor your health and come forward and get tested if you experience any symptoms, no matter how mild, then isolate until they receive a negative result. You should also regularly check the contact tracing alerts published by Victoria Health, and follow any directions accordingly if you have been in those venues.

You can view the full list of exposure sites in Victoria here, and stay up-to-date on further information from the Queensland Health Website.

What do tourism businesses need to do?


Tourism and Events Queensland said while tourism businesses are required to make their guests aware of public health requirements, they do not need to enforce compliance. If you have concerns about the health of a guest you can contact Queensland Health, or if you have concerns that someone is not following Public Health Directions you can contact the Queensland Police.

You can display this poster at your tourism business to help notify your guests of the requirements.


Other COVID-19 updates:

Use of the Check In Qld app is now mandatory for hospitality businesses. All other businesses are also strongly encouraged to use the app which is simple and easy for guests and businesses to use.

Message from Visit Sunshine Coast

 
We understand this lockdown will cause significant disruption to our members and wider Sunshine Coast tourism industry, with Victoria such an important market for our region as we head into the winter months.

We will continue to provide you with updates as they unfold, and encourage you to stay up-to-date with the official Queensland Health website.

If you have any further enquiries about how this lockdown affects your business or have any feedback to share on how this lockdown affects you, please email VSC industry and Membership Development Manager Andrew Fairbairn at andrew.fairbairn@visitsunshinecoast.com.
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