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The list of critical industries has been expanded, allowing more businesses to identify critically essential roles, where fully vaccinated workers who are a close contact of a COVID-19 case and have no symptoms can leave quarantine to perform that work. The critical industries are:

  • Health

  • Emergency services, including police, the Queensland State Emergency Service, maritime rescue, the Coast Guard and the Rural Fire Service

  • Power and utilities

  • Stores in remote locations or communities

  • Essential retail (including supermarkets)

  • Freight and Logistics, including freight transported by air, rail, road or sea

  • Public Transport

  • Education – secondary, primary and kindergarten school teachers

  • Agriculture and fisheries production

  • Resources

  • Major manufacturing, distribution and critical supply chains (food, pharmaceuticals and petrol)

  • Telecommunications, data, broadcasting and media.


There are three steps for employers to complete when they need to ask a worker to leave quarantine to attend critically essential work.



Domestic border restrictions lifted from 1am Saturday 15 January


The Queensland Government lifted all domestic border restrictions as of 1am, Saturday 15 January 2022, as the population reaches 90 per cent double vaccinated. People no longer need a border pass and negative COVID-19 test to enter the state and there is no requirement to quarantine if they are unvaccinated. International travel restrictions will remain.


Stay Connected For further updates please keep checking the Queensland Government website. In addition to this message you can stay up-to-date with the latest assistance from the Queensland and Australian Governments through the Business Queensland website. You can also follow us at facebook.com/businessqldgov.

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