Critically Essential Worker requirements
Changes to quarantine requirement for close contacts
From 6pm AEST Thursday 28 April 2022, there are no quarantine requirements for close contacts as long as they:
- do not have COVID-19 symptoms
- follow the Guidelines for Close Contacts.
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From 28 April 2022, quarantine requirements for close contacts eased.
All asymptomatic close contacts are permitted to attend work.
Workers previously able to leave quarantine to work under the critically essential worker exemption are able to work without the need to use private transport by following the steps for close contacts. Requirements of employers of critical industries are removed, including the need to provide a critical worker list to Queensland Health.
If you are an asymptomatic close contact who works in a vulnerable facility (hospital, aged care or disability accommodation) and who cannot work from home, you can attend work provided you:
- let your employer know that you are a close contact before you return to work
- wear a mask
- comply with any additional requirements set by your workplace. This may include additional personal protective equipment (PPE).