Green (baseline) means there are low rates of community transmission and Queensland is not in a COVID-19 wave.
When the traffic light is green, you should:
- stay home if you’re sick
- keep up to date with your vaccinations
- maintain good hygiene
- take a rapid test (RAT) if you get COVID-19 symptoms
- wear a mask if a place you’re visiting asks you to.
If you get COVID-19, you should:
- register your RAT result
- stay home until you’re well again
- wear a mask for 7 days after your test
- avoid visiting hospitals, aged care or disability care for 7 days after your test
- ask household members to closely monitor for symptoms.
Amber (Tier 1) means there are moderate rates of community transmission and Queensland is coming off a wave or may be entering a new wave.
When the traffic light is amber, you should follow the advice for the green traffic light, and:
- wear a mask
- in healthcare settings
- indoors, if you can’t socially distance
- on public transport
- if you are older or medically at risk
- if you’re around people who are vulnerable to COVID-19
- take a rapid test (RAT) every 2 days if someone in your household has COVID-19.
People who are older or have medical conditions can be more vulnerable to serious illness if they get COVID-19.
Places where it’s more likely people may have COVID-19 include healthcare settings such as hospital emergency departments and general practitioner (GP) waiting rooms.
Red (Tier 2) means there are high rates of community transmission and Queensland is entering or in a COVID-19 wave.
When the traffic light is red, you should follow all of the advice for the amber and green traffic lights and wear a mask indoors, even if you can socially distance.