M&G QLD will continue to update this page and guidance as new information becomes available. For official updates and directives, please refer to the Queensland Government COVID-19 website.
We encourage you to take care of yourselves and those around you by observing physical distancing, staying informed and adhering to the recommended health and safety measures.
EASING OF COVID RESTRICTIONS IN QLD
On 14 April 2022, the Queensland Government revoked the Public Health and Social Measure linked to vaccination Direction, ending the requirement for visitors, staff and volunteers to check-in and to be fully vaccinated in a range of venues and events including:
- Pubs, clubs, cafés and restaurants
- Cinemas, theme parks and casinos
- Galleries, libraries, museums and stadiums.
Vaccination and check-in requirements will continue for anyone visiting or working in vulnerable settings such as hospitals, disability accommodation services and residential aged care, as well as for workers in high-risk settings including schools, childcare, prisons and airports.
From 6:00pm, 28 April 2022, there will be no quarantine requirements for:
For more information see the Queensland Health website
Should you have any questions or concerns, please contact Museums & Galleries Queensland on 07 3059 9740, freecall: 1800 866 101 or [email protected].
Training to support staff and volunteers:
Training to support staff and volunteers to assist business is bing offered through TAFE Queensland.
COVID-19 alerts and updates
Face masks continue to be required in healthcare settings, residential aged care, disability accommodation, on public transport, in prisons, detention centres, airports, on planes and in other specific situations.
For information on all other Queensland COVID restrictions visit the Queensland Health website.
COVID-19 Safe Checklist
There is no longer a requirement for restricted businesses to operate under a COVID Safe Industry Plan or any of the ‘industry specific’ COVID Safe Checklists. These documents have been replaced by the new COVID Safe Checklist: Restricted Businesses.
All venues in Queensland’s museum and gallery sector must complete the new COVID Safe Checklist: Restricted Businesses and ensure that a signed copy is clearly displayed at the business premises.
Events at your museum or gallery
Additionally, any indoor events, or outdoor events with dancing held at your museum or gallery must operate in accordance with the COVID Safe Event Checklist. The requirements for events are dependent on current Queensland Government directives.
If you are unable to download or print the above Checklists, contact M&G QLD and we will post a copy to you.
Check In Qld app
How it works
Information about how to register your organisation, displaying and scanning the QR code, and checking-in guests using the app can be found via the Queensland Government website.
Minors (aged under 16 years)
Unaccompanied minors (under the age of 16) are not required to check in. If a minor is with a parent/guardian, then it is the parent/guardian’s responsibility to check them in as an ‘additional person’ using the Check in Qld app.
School groups and excursions
Primary or secondary school-aged children/young people visiting your museum or gallery as a part of an excursion are not required to provide contact information. Any adults accompanying the students on the excursion are still required to use the Check In Qld app. This does not apply to children attending an activity organised by a person acting in a private capacity.
If you can’t collect contact information using the Check In Qld app due to unexpected issues with your internet service or because your business is located in a place that does not have mobile internet data connection, you can collect contact information using another method such as a spreadsheet or paper-based form.
For each visitor, information must include:
– Phone number
– Email address (residential address if unavailable)
– Date and time period of the visit.
Information collected must adhere to the relevant privacy law requirements.
Translated Resources: Australian Government Department of Health
For translated versions of the resources made available by the Australian Department of Health, including important COVID-19 information.
Information for multicultural communities – Covid 19
Queensland Health is working closely with key stakeholders across the state to ensure that people from culturally and linguistically diverse (CALD) backgrounds have access to current, culturally appropriate and translated COVID-19 information.
M&G QLD COVID-19 resources
COVID-19: Information, Resources & Support
Resource updated: July 2021
Developed by M&G QLD, this resource brings together information and links to resources, advice and support to assist our sector through the impacts of COVID-19.
Volunteer Workforce Risk Assessment Template
COVID-19 funding assistance
Arts Sustainability Fund
Supports the arts and entertainment sector to continue its activities by providing necessary finance to plan a pathway for recovery from the effects of COVID-19.
Closes: 31 May 2022, or until funds are expended.
Search Business Queensland’s COVID-19 Business Assistance Finder to see what support your organisation may be eligible to receive to mitigate the impact of COVID-19.
COVID-19 National Funding Platform
Australian Communities Foundation and Philanthropy Australia have partnered to provide a national funding platform to coordinate the philanthropic response to the COVID-19 pandemic.
Find out more
Restart Investment to Sustain and Expand (RISE) Fund
Supports the arts and entertainment sector to reactivate. The program is targeted funding towards organisations to assist in the presentation of cultural and creative projects, activities and events to rebuild confidence amongst investors, producers and consumers.
Closes: Until all funds are allocated.
Small Business COVID-19 Adaption Grant Program
Supports small businesses subject to closure or highly impacted by the coronavirus (COVID-19) shutdown restrictions announced by the Queensland Government, to adapt and sustain their operations, and build resilience.