Ensuring your event is able to be held, and if so can safely meet current public health directions, should be a first step in your planning.
On 18 May 2020, Queensland’s declared public health emergency for COVID-19 was extended for a further 90 days, to 11:59pm on Monday 17 August 2020.
The Public Health (Further Extension of Declared Public Health Emergency–COVID-19) Regulation (No. 3) 2020 was made by Queensland’s Governor in Council, and extends all active Public Health Directions issued by the state’s Chief Health Officer, Dr Jeannette Young.
This means active Public Health Directions with an end date of 19 May 2020 have been automatically extended until 11:59pm on Monday 17 August 2020. Directions will be progressively updated to reference the new date of 17 August 2020.
The Queensland Government has outlined restrictions on events in Non-Essential Business, Activity and Undertaking Closure Direction (No. 10), 15 May 2020.
Current community events exemptions (and conditions) include:
|Outdoor and indoor markets||Outdoor and indoor markets (including farmers markets, food markets, and arts and crafts markets) may operate.
Market operators must ensure patrons do not gather in groups of more than 10, with no more than one person per 4 square metres and social distancing observed.
|Cinemas, nightclubs||Drive-in cinemas with members of a person’s household.
People should remain in their vehicles to the extent possible.
Social distancing should be observed in common areas and shared facilities.
The Queensland Government has developed a range of Coronavirus (COVID- 19) posters you can print and display at your event.