Business closures and restrictions


To slow the spread of Coronavirus, some businesses are required to close or limit their operations.

The non-essential businesses required to stop operating or operate under new restrictions are:

Type of Business

Direction effective from 12 pm, Monday 23 March 2020

Registered and licensed clubs, licensed premises in hotels, including sporting clubs

Must close

Indoor Gyms, fitness centres and  sporting centres

Must close


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


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 take away or hotel room service

 Retail food services that continue to operate must follow the below provisions:

-       Social distancing, including keeping 1.5 metres between people must be accommodated, implemented and monitored by employees or contractors of the retail food service provider

-       Gathering for the purposes of ordering or collecting must not exceed one person per 4 square metres

-       The retail food service provider may only operate to the extent they are not promoting or facilitating persons consuming takeaway food or drink on or adjacent to their premises

The new orders delivered by Queensland’s Chief Health Officer, Dr Jeannette Young under the Public Health Act 2005 (Qld) came into effect as of 12 noon Monday 23 March 2020.

More information can be found on the Queensland Health website here:

Minister for Health and Minister for Ambulance Services
The Honourable Steven Miles

Business Business & Economy Coronavirus COVID-19 Health & Wellness Law & Safety Queensland Government Small Business

Steven Miles MP : Queensland Government, Minister for Health and Minister for Ambulance Services :
1 William Street, Brisbane Qld 4000, Queensland Wide
07 3035 6100
Steven Miles MP : Queensland Government, Minister for Health and Minister for Ambulance Services
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