Public Health (COVID-19) and Other Legislation Amendment Regulation 2020

Queensland Crest

Part 1 Preliminary

1Short title

This regulation may be cited as the Public Health (COVID-19) and Other Legislation Amendment Regulation 2020.

2Regulation amended

This part amends the Hospital and Health Boards Regulation 2012.

3Amendment of sch 2C (Prescribed health practitioners)

Schedule 2C, entry for medical, column 2, ‘special registration’—
omit, insert—

specialist registration

Part 3 Amendment of Public Health Regulation 2018

4Regulation amended

This part amends the Public Health Regulation 2018.

5Replacement of s 61 (Emergency officers (general)—Act, s 333)

Section 61
omit, insert—

61Emergency officers (general)—Act, s 333

For section 333(1)(e) of the Act, the following persons are prescribed—
(a)ambulance officers under the Ambulance Service Act 1991;
(b)police officers.

6Insertion of new pt 11, div 1, hdg

Before section 64

Division 1 Transitional provisions for SL No. 117 of 2018

7Insertion of new pt 11, div 2

Part 11

Division 2 Transitional provision for Public Health (COVID-19) and Other Legislation Amendment Regulation 2020

71References to 2019-nCoV

A reference in a document to 2019-nCoV may, if the context permits, be taken to be a reference to COVID-19.

8Amendment of sch 1 (Notifiable conditions)

Schedule 1, entry for coronaviruses, ‘2019–nCoV’—
omit, insert—


9Amendment of sch 2 (Immediate notifications)

Schedule 2, ‘2019-nCoV’—
omit, insert—


10Amendment of sch 4 (Contagious conditions)

Schedule 4, part 2

coronavirus (COVID-19)

the earlier of the following—

(a)  the onset of symptoms;
(b)  the child has relevant contact with a person infected with the condition


(a)  if the child has had symptoms—the treating doctor confirms the child is not infectious, but not earlier than—
(i)  7 days after the onset of the symptoms; and
(ii)  the child has been afebrile for the previous 48 hours; and
(iii)  the symptoms have resolved for the previous 24 hours; and
(iv)  the child has 2 negative specimens collected, at least 24 hours apart, after the symptoms have resolved; or
(b)  otherwise—14 days after the child’s last contact with a person who is infected with the condition