Coronavirus (COVID-19) information for QTU members
The QTU will continue to work with the department and the Queensland Government and the Queensland Chief Health Officer to ensure that safe school operations are in place. For more information please contact QTAD on 1300117823.
Brendan Crotty | Deputy General Secretary
Check the Queensland Government's Latest updates — coronavirus (COVID-19)
for information on Vaccine rollout, travel restrictions. hotspot alerts and restrictions
22 July : Information from DG for all DoE employees
FYI : A copy of a Special Broadcast from the Director-General sent to all Department of Education staff this afternoon
2:48 pm, Thursday 22 July 2021
As you would be aware, the Acting Premier has announced that from 1am AEST tomorrow, Friday 23 July 2021, all of New South Wales will be a declared COVID-19 hotspot.
A border zone will come into effect at this time. New South Wales border zone residents will only be able to cross the border for a permitted purpose. Likewise, Queensland residents can only enter the New South Wales border zone for a permitted purpose. Further details about the border zone are available from Queensland health.
Any departmental staff who live in the New South Wales LGAs included in the New South Wales border zone will be able travel to their school/workplace if their school/workplace is in Queensland. This also applies to students who may live in the New South Wales LGAs in the New South Wales border zone so they can attend their Queensland school.
We have worked through the challenges of border restrictions before, and this closure is no different. We will continue to support staff and students as we have done throughout the pandemic and I will provide you with any updates on the border restrictions as they occur.
The Acting Premier also announced that face mask restrictions will continue to apply in South East Queensland for a further seven days, until 6am Friday 30 July. This includes anyone who has been to the impacted areas in South East Queensland in the last 14 days.
All other restrictions for South East Queensland will be eased to the same as for the rest of Queensland from 6am AEST on Friday 23 July. Restrictions including gatherings and visitors to hospitals, aged care and disability accommodation services, will be lifted.
Restrictions may apply for both travelling to Queensland or entering another state or territory. If you are planning any interstate travel, please stay up-to-date with the latest information and be aware that these restrictions can change frequently.
I encourage all staff to continue to adhere to COVID-safe measures. Regularly check the Queensland Government COVID-19 website to stay up-to-date with the latest information and visit OnePortal for a range of useful resources.
As always. I will keep you updated on any further developments if circumstances change.
COVID-19 checklists for principals, managers and employees (supplied by DoE 8 July 2021)
This checklist is for managers to use where they have been advised an employee has tested positive for COVID-19 or an employee is required to self-quarantine following close contact with someone who has tested positive to COVID-19.
This checklist is for Principals to use where they have been advised of an employee or student who has tested positive to COVID-19 or has been in close contact with someone who has tested positive to COVID-19.
This checklist is for employees to use where they have been advised that they are a confirmed case of COVID-19 or are a close contact of a confirmed COVID-19 case.
5 July 2021 : Restrictions update for parts of Queensland
Links to latest Government updates on Covid -19
|Queensland Government website|
|Queensland Health website|
|Australian Government website|