Source: Queensland Government.

COVID-19 resources

M&G QLD has compiled the following information and resources to support our sector through the impacts of COVID-19.

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.

QLD COVID-19 Vaccine Plan

On Monday 18 October 2021 Queensland’s COVID-19 Vaccine Plan To Unite Families – A Plan For Queensland’s Borders was released.

The plan details changes to domestic and international travel to QLD when the state reaches 70%, 80% and then 90% of the eligible population fully vaccinated. The plan for domestic travel is summarised below.

70% by November 19, 2021 or earlier:

Arriving From A Hotspot: If you have been in a declared hotspot in the past 14 days, you may enter QLD provided you are fully vaccinated, arrive by air only, have a negative COVID-19 test taken within the 72 hours prior to arrival in QLD, and undertake 14 days home quarantine.

Arriving from all other areas of Australia: you may travel to QLD with no restrictions on entry, and no quarantine required.

80% by December 17, 2021 or earlier:

  • Arriving From A Hotspot: If you have been in a declared hotspot in the past 14 days you may travel to QLD provided you are fully vaccinated and have a negative COVID-19 test taken within the 72 hours prior to arrival in QLD. You may arrive by air or road and no quarantine is required if you meet these criteria.
  • Arriving from all other areas of Australia: You may travel to QLD with no restrictions and no quarantine provided you have not been in a hotspot in the last 14 days.

90% of the eligible QLD population is fully vaccinated:

  • If you are fully vaccinated: No restrictions on entry to QLD and no quarantine required.
  • If you are not fully vaccinated: You will need to meet the relevant requirements for entry and will be required to undertake a period of quarantine.

For further information such as international travel plans, follow the link below.

QLD COVID-19 Plan To Unite Families

COVID-19 alerts and updates

Stage 3: Queensland
Effective 11 November 2021

The following restrictions for Queensland remains in place:

  • Indoor venues: 1 person per 2m2.
  • Outdoor areas of venues: No density restrictions.
  • COVID Safe Checklist: Use of the COVID Safe Checklist: Restricted Businesses is mandatory for all restricted businesses (which includes Qld museums and galleries). 
  • Indoor events: 1 person per 2m2 or 100% allocated seating and ticketed capacity and must operate in accordance with the COVID Safe Event Checklist
  • Outdoor events: Unlimited number of people unless there is dancing which requires 1 person per 2m2 and must operate in accordance with the COVID Safe Event Checklist.
  • Self-service food: No restrictions. 

Face masks:

Everyone in Queensland is recommended to keep a mask with them so that if you are in a situation where you may not be able to maintain physical distancing, you have some added protection.

When to wear a mask:

  • If you’ve been in an impacted or locked down area in the last 14 days, you must continue to wear a mask until 14 days have passed. There are currently no impacted areas in Queensland.
  • Queensland Airports: all indoor areas of a Queensland airport as well as outdoor passenger transport and passenger waiting areas, such as car parks and taxi ranks.
  • Domestic Flights: You must wear a face mask at all times if you are on a domestic commercial flight while the plane is at a Queensland airport or in Queensland airspace.
  • Quarantined persons: If you are arriving to Queensland from overseas or a COVID-19 hotspot and you are required to quarantine, you must wear a face mask at all times while traveling from the airport to your quarantine hotel. You must wear the mask until you arrive at your allocated room in government arranged accommodation.

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

It is now mandatory for all venues in Queensland’s museum and gallery sector (listed as Restricted Businesses) to register for the Check In Qld app to use for the purposes of contact tracing. 

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.

Remote communities
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 must still collect contact information using another method such as a spreadsheet or paper-based form.

For each visitor, information must include:
– Name
– Phone number
– Email address (residential address if unavailable) 
– Date and time period of the visit.

You must also use best endeavours to transfer this information to an electronic system within 24 hours and store for a period of 56 days, adhering to the relevant privacy law requirements. If asked, this information must be provided to a public health officer within the stated time.

Translated Resources

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.

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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. 

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M&G QLD COVID-19 resources

COVID-19 Information Resources & Support

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. 

Business Queensland
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.

Contemporary Touring Initiative
Provides up to three years of funding for the development and/or national COVID-safe touring of nationally significant contemporary visual arts and craft exhibitions. 
Closes: 1 March 2022

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. 

Touring Queensland Quick Response Fund
Supports Queensland-based artists, arts organisations and presenters to deliver touring performances and community engagement activities. 
Closes: Until funds are expended. 


Museums & Galleries Queensland

M&G QLD is here to support you through COVID-19. Get in touch with us if you have any further questions or queries.

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