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Frequently asked questions for parents

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​Visit the Early childhood website for early childhood education and care advice.

For the latest information on restrictions, contact tracing alerts—sites of exposure and testing centres​, please visit the Queensland Government’s COVID-19 website.

In line with Queensland Health advice, state schools will continue to adhere to physical distancing and enhanced hygiene measures in order to provide COVID-safe facilities and protect the health, safety and wellbeing of students, staff and the school community.

The following information is provided to assist parents and carers.

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At school

Does physical distancing apply to students and staff?

Health and wellbeing

Attendance and reporting

School activities

Camps and excursions can occur only when an area lockdown is not in place. This applies to camps at Department of Education Outdoor and Environmental Education Centres, as well locations and businesses that are using a COVID Safe event checklist.

Except when an area lockdown is in place, school assemblies, sporting activities, musicals and other performances can be held, provided COVID Safe protocols are followed. Similarly, instrumental music programs, ensembles and choirs are also able to rehearse and perform in the school environment with COVID Safe protocols and at external venues with completed a COVID Safe event checklist.

Schools can hold functions as normal, except when an area lockdown is in place, so long as:

Please see the Queensland COVID planning framework page for additional information on:

On-site facilities

Principals may negotiate the use of their facilities for external users if the external user is operating in accordance with a COVID Safe event checklist.

The principal must ensure all measures have been taken to meet departmental and Chief Health Officer requirements.

Please see the Queensland COVID planning framework for details.

School visitors

*Please note as the COVID-19 situation continues to evolve, plans are subject to change.​

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Last updated 15 July 2021