Advocacy Alert: Roadmap to easing Queensland's restrictions

Today Prime Minister Scott Morrison and the National Cabinet have released a three-step plan to easing COVID-19 restrictions in Australia. Directly following this announcement, Premier Annastacia Palaszczuk has revealed Queensland’s roadmap to easing our State’s restrictions. 

This is something that collectively we have been advocating for, and we acknowledge the ongoing engagement with our local members of parliament. It is positive to see movement from our governments on some form of road map for business. We understand however that this plan will still mean that many of our businesses will be unable to operate, or be commercially viable, for a number of months and we will be working through these details with you to ensure we represent your feedback to the various levels of Government. We will continue to advocate for region by region solutions as we go through this process.  

Businesses will have to have a COVID-safe plan in place, with templates available at Safe Work Australia

We understand that for businesses, reopening won’t be as simple as just turning on the lights and that ongoing support is going to be needed to assist you in adapting your businesses in this post-COVID world. Particularly for the those in the tourism, events and hospitality sector which have been the first and hardest hit in this pandemic. Townsville Enterprise has been working closely with our local tourism industry to develop a framework to relaunch and restart this sector and will now be able to align this strategy to the roadmap presented by today’s announcements. We look forward to updating the industry on this in the coming week.

Whilst it is pleasing to see today’s announcement providing a level of certainty for many businesses, we understand that you may have questions or require clarity for your own circumstances. We will work with our members to ensure you get the answers you need as promptly as possible.


SURVEY: HELP US UNDERSTAND WHAT REOPENING LOOKS LIKE

On the back of today's announcement we want your feedback. Please fill in our short (5 min) survey about business recovery and re-opening.

We are gathering data and insights to ensure that we can formulate a strong advocacy position to help your business reopen as soon as possible and to assist in breaking down the barriers that you may be facing in reopening your doors in the coming weeks or months.

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