COVID-19 Traffic Light System changes to Amber – 11 November 2022
On the advice for the Chief Health Officer, Queensland in entering a new wave so our COVID-19 Traffic Light System will switched from Green to Amber from Friday 11 November 2022.
Amber means there are moderate rates of community transmission and Queensland is coming off a wave or may be entering a new wave.
When the traffic light is amber, you should follow the advice for the green traffic light, and:
- wear a mask
- in healthcare settings
- indoors, if you can't socially distance
- on public transport
- if you are older or medically at risk
- if you're around people who are vulnerable to COVID-19
- take a rapid test (RAT) every two days if someone in your household has COVID-19.
People who are older or have medical conditions can be more vulnerable to serious illness if they get COVID-19.
Places where it's more likely people may have COVID-19 include healthcare settings such as hospital emergency departments and general practitioner (GP) waiting rooms.
COVID-19 Traffic Light System commences – 31 October 2022
Queensland Government has replaced Public Health Directions with the COVID-19 Traffic Light System, designed to make it easier to understand the current level of risk posed by COVID-19, and take sensible protective measures.
The three levels are green, amber and red – with each colour representing different advice on how to protect yourself and others.
Find out more: www.qld.gov.au/health/covid-19/traffic-lights
Feeling sick? Stay home. Get tested.
Read more about the changes to quarantine requirements.
Other key topics covered on the Business Queensland website are:
- COVID Safe business planning (effective 19 July 2022)
- Advice on how to manage mandatory vaccination requirements for your employees (updated 20 April 2022)
COVID-19 business resource kit – download online
On this page you can find COVID-19 support information on:
- Queensland Government assistance
- Support for businesses
- Support for individuals and households
- Download posters
- Useful contacts
Council officers here to assist
Council has dedicated officers to assist businesses who are struggling at this challenging time. Our officers can help you navigate the assistance available at all levels of government.
Contact us now:
Economic Development team
(07) 3829 8999
Queensland Government assistance
If your business has been impacted by the COVID-19 outbreak, you may be eligible for financial assistance or other types of relief.
To discover what support is available from the Queensland and Australian governments, plus Queensland local councils, visit Coronavirus (COVID-19) business assistance finder
Other support for businesses
To help internet providers to support their residential and small and medium business customers affected by the COVID-19 pandemic, nbn is establishing a $150 million financial relief and assistance fund. Find out more visit https://www.nbnco.com.au/campaigns/covid-19.
Support for businesses
Government support is available for businesses impacted by the Coronavirus. We’ll be updating this page as new information is available.
- COVID-19 government assistance for business
- State and territory information, grants and assistance
- Business restrictions during COVID-19
- Guide to continuing your business
- Coronavirus information and support for business
Support for individuals and households
Emergency food relief organisations
If you are finding it hard to make ends meet, visit our Connect with community organisations web page for a full list of local organisations that supply food relief, including which ones can deliver.
Been directed to quarantine and need essential food or medication delivered
If you have family, friends or a neighbour who may be able to help, please reach out to them first. If you still are unable to be self-reliant, call the Community Recovery Hotline on 1800 173 349 to arrange the non-contact delivery of essential food and medication.
Visit our Connect with community organisations web page for a full list of local organisations that supply food relief, including which ones can deliver.
Redland City Council
Economic Development team
(07) 3829 8999
13 74 68 | business.qld.gov.au
This helpful resource from Business Queensland has essential information that is available.
Department of Employment, Small Business and Training
1300 654 687 Small Business hotline – desbt.qld.gov.au
13 28 46 | business.gov.au
Keep up to date on what is available for your small business.
Australian Taxation Office
1800 806 218 | ato.gov.au
To assist businesses experiencing financial difficulty as a result of COVID-19 the ATO are implementing a series of relief options. These relief options will not be automatically applied, so you need to contact the ATO to discuss them.
If you or your business are experiencing financial difficulties because of COVID-19, phone the ATO Emergency Support Infoline on 1800 806 218. See the ATO COVID-19 support page.
Australian Banking Association
02 8298 0417 | ausbanking.org.au
Australian banks have hardship teams ready to help you, depending on your circumstances, please make contact with your own bank to understand what assistance is available to your circumstances.
The Chamber of Commerce and Industry Queensland (CCIQ)
1300 731 988 I cciq.com.au
CCIQ are working to help Queensland businesses protect their operations and staff. Access free resources, support and information. Visit the CCIQ Coronavirus portal.