On 2 December 2021, Queensland’s declared public health emergency for COVID-19 was extended to 11.59pm on Saturday 26 March 2022.

The Public Health (Further Extension of Declared Public Health Emergency—COVID-19) Regulation (No. 4) 2021 was made by Queensland’s Governor in Council, and extends all active Public Health Directions issued by the state’s Chief Health Officer.

Regarding workers in healthcare settings, the latest directions (in effect from 16 December 2021) are outlined here.

This public health direction applies to workers in healthcare (which includes AHPRA-registered practitioners) who enter, work in, or provide services in a healthcare setting (which encompasses private provider facilities including allied health consulting offices).

REMINDER: From 23 December 2021, a worker in healthcare must be fully vaccinated; excepting those who are unable to be vaccinated due to a current medical contraindication and for which additional conditions (including daily testing) applies.

PLEASE NOTE: The above guidance is based on information provided to Chiropractic Australia, and we understand to be correct as of this time. This information may be subject to change and we will update our guidance accordingly should this be the case.

There is no requirement for private health practitioners to have QR codes under the new Public Health Order (PHO).

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