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COVID 19 Response

As the community restrictions for Covid-19 are now gradually being lifted, the restrictions on access to the Parliamentary Precinct are also being carefully rolled back with regard to the ongoing level of Covid-19 threat.

Given the further State wide relaxations, we have decided to revise the restrictions that are in place on the Parliamentary Precinct.

Effective Monday 6 July 2020:

  • School group tours and seminars are now reopened and permitted with size limits based on current social distancing requirements;
  • Public tours will remain suspended in the short term while appropriate measures are being developed;
  • The public gallery will reopen on sitting days, although capacity will be limited to 20 persons (excluding school groups in the side galleries);
  • Access to the precinct by all pass holders, government employees, visitors and other members of the public reverts to normal conditions, with social distancing rules and within the capacity limitations and the other matters detailed below.
  • All international delegations/visits remain cancelled.
  • Gallery access to committee proceedings continues to be limited to invited witnesses.

 

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 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.
  • Avoid contact with anyone who is unwell – try to stay 1.5m away from anyone coughing or sneezing.

If you are unwell you stay at home. 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/