Queensland Coronavirus (COVID-19) Update
Message from Queensland Sport and Recreation Department - Effective 17 December 2021
To support the industry through this time, we have prepared a resource which provides:
- an overview of the restrictions linked with vaccination status;
- an overview of the Queensland Border restrictions;
- changes to requirements for close and casual contacts; and
- helpful resources and links to the relevant Public Health Directions and where you can go for further support.
The specific details are outlined in the Public Health Directions, and we would encourage you to read these to gain a better understanding of the intent behind these restrictions.
While this is a lot of information, we want to assure you that both vaccinated and unvaccinated people can still participate in many sport, active recreation, and fitness activities including indoor and outdoor events.
Squash Centre and Club specific guidelines for both vaccinated and unvaccinated patrons have been emailed directly to Regional Representatives, Centre Owners and Club Affiliates.
Businesses, venues and organisations can self-impose entry requirements however this is a business decision. Whether your organisation makes this choice, or you are required to do so under the Public Health and Social Measures Direction, the onus is on the person entering to show proof of their vaccination status. You are not expected to act as the police and if a person is refusing to comply, you can call the police for assistance.
With the relaxation of the Queensland border, increased numbers of COVID positive cases are expected in Queensland. Local Public Health Units (PHU) across Queensland will support your organisation should you be issued a contact tracing alert. The local PHU will conduct a risk assessment to determine what level of local response is required and work closely with you to develop the safest management plan for your organisation and the community.
The COVID-19 Check In QLD App is now available:
Click here for more info on how on how to start using the App to check-in players, staff and guests at your centre!
From 1 January 2022 there will be changes to what you need to do when you come into contact with a COVID-19 case. The Queensland Government has developed guidance material to help organisations plan and manage situations where COVID-19 positive people have been at their venue. I encourage you to keep an eye on the advice and resources available over the holiday period.
If you require immediate assistance or advice, you can contact 13 42 68 for COVID-19 related enquiries. Alternatively, you can email the Sport and Recreation Team via email at sr.covid[email protected] who are available Monday to Friday for assistance. Your State Level Organisation can also provide advice specific to your activity.
If you have any questions, please contact Squash Queensland on [email protected]