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Original Post Date : Wednesday 1st April 2020

NEW RESTRICTIONS FOR FIFO WORKERS

Additional restrictions will be in place for FIFO workers who live interstate and work in Queensland from 11.59pm Saturday 4 April 2020. From that time, only critical resource sector employees will be allowed to enter Queensland from interstate to their work. These are employees critical to the ongoing operation of a resource activity or the resource supply chain and will be detailed on the Queensland Health website.

FIFO workers who live and work in Queensland can continue to work in any FIFO roles in Queensland (Queensland FIFOs are not restricted to critical resource sector employees). Additional restrictions about overseas travel or hotspots continue to apply to interstate and Queensland FIFOs.

Whether the FIFO worker comes from interstate or within Queensland, they will be required to provide evidence that they are FIFO workers, who they are working for, and that they are entering Queensland to go directly to work.

The companies they work for in Queensland will also have to provide a health plan that complies with requirements set by the Chief Health Officer that ensures adequate hygiene and safety requirements to limit the transmission of COVID-19.

You can access the template health plan here.

For Queensland residents who perform FIFO work for a company interstate, that company does not have to comply with a health plan set by Chief Health Officer. However, if the FIFO work is in a hotspot declared by Chief Health Officer, the person must self-quarantine on return to Queensland.

For further information in regards to the border restrictions click here.