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Visiting vulnerable groups

Update 30 June: Vaccination requirements

From 1am AEST Thursday 30 June 2022, there is no COVID-19 vaccination requirement for someone visiting a vulnerable group.

However, COVID-19 vaccination requirements continue to be in place for workers at healthcare settings. The operator of the healthcare setting must continue to comply with the COVID-19 vaccination requirements for healthcare workers.

Overview

Vulnerable settings in Queensland have visitor restrictions in place to ensure the ongoing safety of patients, residents, inmates and staff. Visitors do not include patients, residents or inmates.

Vulnerable settings in Queensland include:

  • public and private hospitals
  • aged care facilities
  • disability accommodation services
  • corrective services facilities and detention centres.

Entry restrictions

Close contacts and diagnosed cases

Restrictions remain if you are a close contact or diagnosed case who is restricted from visiting a vulnerable setting.

You cannot visit a vulnerable setting if you:

  • have COVID-19
  • recently had COVID-19 and it has been 7 days or less since your isolation period ended (unless an exception applies to you)
  • are a close contact, unless in exceptional or compassionate circumstances
  • have recently had COVID-19 test and you are waiting to receive the results (except for tests due to surveillance testing obligations)
  • have COVID-19 symptoms.

Visitors to these vulnerable settings must wear a face mask at all times while at indoor spaces of these vulnerable settings and comply with requirements the facility or service has in place and follow any PPE or protective measures required.

Healthcare employees, volunteers and students

Employees and volunteers engaged directly by a healthcare facility, and students on an educational placement, are not considered visitors and should follow the COVID-19 vaccination requirements for healthcare workers.

Accessing clinical services where there is sustained COVID-19 transmission

People visiting a vulnerable setting to access clinical services in an area where there is sustained COVID-19 transmission may be required by the setting to undertake a rapid antigen test (RAT) before they can enter.

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