COVID Safe Travel Out West

COVID Safe Travels Out West

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National Coronavirus Helpline              1800 020 080


Please travel responsibly 
in our new COVID-normal
world and 
keep our bush communities safe




  • Be up to date with Covid Vaccination prior to travel (2 doses + booster)
  • Bring a good supply of rapid antigen tests. Test if you have any symptoms and when  moving in new regions
  • Avoid COVID- to protect remote communities remember to practice hand washing and social distancing
  • Have a plan for what to do if you or travel partner(s) become COVID positive.
  • My Health Record records your medications and immunisations; ensure you know your login details.
  • Call the National Coronavirus Helpline (1800 020 080) for information about COVID-19 and Vaccines
  • Stay up to date with any changes to local COVID restrictions https://www.covid19.qld.gov.au/
  • Health Summary – ask your doctor to provide a printed health summary and medication list (including name, dose and frequency for all medications) and to upload a copy to your MyHealthRecord
  • Health Providers contact list – contact details for your GP, specialists, pharmacist, dentist etc.
  • Implant details – include manufacturers information sheets for your implant/s.
  • Advance care planning documents – printed and also uploaded to MyHealthRecord
  • Medication– it is essential that you bring enough medication to last for your planned trip plus a few weeks more. Primary Health Centres in remote communities do not have onsite pharmacies and cannot supply your medication.
  • Dressings – if you require ongoing wound care and use specific or prescribed dressings, bring enough to last your planned trip plus extra.

  • Respect First Nations culture
  • Medications – bring a good supply of your essential medications and repeat prescriptions to cover your holiday
  • Pack a fully stocked first aid kit and download a first aid App (Red Cross, St John’s). In case of COVID, ensure to pack paracetamol, thermometer, electrolytes.
  • Carry water in your vehicle – minimum 20 litres
  • Telstra SIM card – many phone services don’t work in the bush, so carry a Telstra SIM card
  • Emergency numbers – keep this card handy for key phone numbers and websites
  • Car kit for all essential car repair accessories
  • Download the Emergency Plus App to your mobile phone
  • Avoid driving during hours around dawn and dusk to minimise the chance of collisions with wildlife 
  • Spare batteries - for all your devices

✳ TIP: Review this list whenever you arrive in any major towns, to ensure you keep your stocks up.



Supplies, medications, and communications can be limited in many outback towns


Festivals and COVID Safe Tourism and Events

Tourism, Event and Festival operators in Outback Queensland have all been working hard to host COVID safe events and services.

As outbreaks occur and restrictions change, please check the latest guidelines issued by the Queensland Government:

  • Stay home if you are unwell, are positive for COVID-19 or have been in close contact with a person who is positive for COVID-19.
  • The following public health rules should be followed at all times:

> Physical distancing (1.5m)
> Good hand hygiene (wash your hands!)
> Good respiratory hygiene (cough into your elbow or a tissue)
> Frequent environmental cleaning and disinfection

Wearing a mask is recommended in situations where you may not be able to maintain physical distancing such as entering and exiting the event or moving through areas where lots of people are gathered. 

TIP: Keep a mask with you, so that if you get into one of those situations, you have some added protection.

To ensure that Queensland has a COVID Safe future, it is important for those delivering events to understand and adhere to any restrictions on businesses, activities and undertakings operating in Queensland.

It is important to reflect on COVID-19 impacts throughout each element of your planning – for example venue choice (indoor or outdoor), catering options, capacity and barriers and signage (Best practice guidelines for event delivery in Queensland).

The Queensland Health COVID-19 website has the most up to date information including Public Health Directions and information for COVID Safe Events in Queensland. To view the Public Health Directions and information for COVID Safe Events, visit www.covid19.qld.gov.au or call 134 COVID (134 268).

To help you promote COVID Safe Events, see links below to posters you may find useful:

Unwell do not enter
We are a COVID-Safe Venue
We are a COVID-Safe Venue. Our covid safe CHECKLIST is displayed.



Get in Touch

Do you have any tips to share? We'd love to hear your feedback.
Email us at covid_admin@wqphn.com.au