COVID-19 UPDATE: masks from 2 January

2 January 2022

From 1am 2 January 2022 Queensland Health has issued a Mandatory Face Mask Direction advising that masks will be required in all indoor spaces, except in the family home or where it is unsafe to wear one.

This means that masks will now be required in all indoor workplaces, including for indoor construction work, offices, workshops, display villages and display homes, etc.

It is not necessary to wear a mask in certain situations including a private vehicle when only members of the person’s household are present, when seated at a workplace and where physical distance can be maintained. If you are travelling in a vehicle for work-related purposes with people who aren't members of your household, you'll need to wear a mask.

While face masks are not required outdoors (unless you can’t maintain the 1.5 metre physical distance), we recommend wearing masks in outdoor settings such as outdoor construction sites where you are unable to socially distance, as a risk control measure to slow the spread of COVID and keep your businesses operating at capacity.

Employers have also been urged to return to work from home arrangements where possible. This might include office workers, salespeople and other administrative roles who have the equipment and ability to perform their roles from home.

More information

Contact our expert advisory teams who are on hand to assist with more information, advice or support for your business or visit the Queensland Health website for more information on the new mask mandate.

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More information

Contact our expert advisory teams who are on hand to assist with more information, advice or support for your business or visit the Queensland Health website for more information on the new mask mandate.

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