March 23, 2020
The business closures foreshadowed by Prime Minister Scott Morrison on Sunday night to slow the spread of COVID-19 became law in Queensland at noon on Monday.
The orders were made by Queensland’s Chief Health Officer, Dr Jeannette Young, under the Public Health Act 2005 (Qld).
The non-essential businesses required to stop operating or operate under new restrictions are:
|Type of Business||From noon on Monday, March 23|
|Registered and licensed clubs, licensed premises in hotels, including sporting clubs||Must close|
|Indoor gyms, fitness centres and sporting centres||Must close|
|Gambling venues including casinos, nightclubs theatres and entertainment venues of any kind||Must close|
|Theme parks||Must close|
|A place where persons congregate for the purpose of worship or fellowship, including weddings and baptisms||Must close|
|Funerals||Limited to one person per 4 square metres and social distancing must be accommodated including keeping 1.5 metres between people.|
|Restaurants, cafes, fast-food outlets, food courts (together retail food services)||Restricted to takeaway or hotel room service|
Retail food services that continue to operate must follow the below provisions: