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COVID 19 Response

In accordance with the Parliamentary Service’s COVID-19 Response Plan, all functions and events on the precinct have been postponed or cancelled until 30 June 2020 (or a date otherwise advised). 

We have made this decision to reduce the number of people on the precinct in order to reduce the risk of exposure from persons infected, but not necessarily showing COVID-19 symptoms.

What this means in practice: 

  • No functions or seminars are taking place (including Member events, High Teas, dinners, etc).
  • Inward and outward education and community visits and seminars are cancelled or postponed.
  • No public tours are running (including school tours).
  • The public gallery will be closed.
  • All international delegations/visits are being cancelled.
  • Gallery access to committee proceedings will be limited to witnesses.
  • Access to the precinct will only be granted to swipe card pass holders and Queensland Government ID holders (former Members will not be granted access during this period).

Visitors with Parliamentary business

Queensland Parliament currently remains open to visitors for meetings connected with parliamentary or constituency business. Committee witnesses are not affected by this change.

If you are due to come to a meeting or event and are unsure about whether or not this is still taking place, please contact the organiser for information.

This is a rapidly developing situation and we continue to closely monitor developments and will update our advice for visitors as matters evolve.

If you are still planning on coming to Parliament House, there are some simple steps you can take to help:

  • Clean your hands regularly with soap and water or alcohol-based hand rubs.
  • Cover your nose and mouth with a tissue or bent elbow when coughing or sneezing.
  • Avoid touching your face, nose and mouth. And avoid shaking hands.
  • Stay home if you are unwell.
  • Avoid contact with anyone who is unwell – try to stay 1.5m away from anyone coughing or sneezing.

If you have symptoms of COVID-19, such as a new persistent cough and/or a fever, please do not come to the parliament.  In these circumstances, you should follow medical advice. 

Watch Parliament online

Parliamentary business including all debates and committee meetings are streamed live. We encourage you to watch online at Parliament TV:  http://tv.parliament.qld.gov.au/