Outdoors Queensland’s Response

Our Response to COVID-19

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Our Response to COVID-19

We are a small team and many of us regularly work from home. Our response to COVID-19 has been to:

  • Keep staff informed about the virus and developments in our workplace.
  • Reduce face to face meetings – encourage the use of online services such as Zoom.
  • Cancel or postpone public events
  • Adopt appropriate social distancing procedures in the workplace
  • Encourage and support staff to work from home
  • Support a staff member if he/she gets infected – honouring contracts and applying sick leave
  • Actively monitor reliable sources of information such as QLD Health and the Australian Department of Health

Please Note:

The Outdoors Queensland office closed on Wednesday, March 18 until further notice. Our day to day operations will be undertaken remotely and online so you will still be able to contact us by phone, email, social media and our website.

All of our meetings will take place by phone, Zoom or Skype, and mail will be collected on a regular basis.

We will be reviewing these measures on an ongoing basis to determine whether they remain an appropriate response.

Finally, we are committed to making sure the sector is kept up to date with the latest and best information about the virus and pandemic.

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As a way to encourage people to get outdoors and get active during COVID-19, we developed a series of memes focused on the kind of outdoor activities that just about anyone can do and still maintain appropriate and safe social distancing.


The Early Impacts of COVID-19 on our Members

Analysis of structured interview questions

This report was developed to examine the current impacts of COVID-19 on members of the Queensland Outdoor Recreation Federation (QORF).

The research addresses concerns about the scope, scale and nature of impacts of COVID-19 on those working in and for the outdoor sector. Based on answers to structured interview questions with 88 (54%) of QORF’s members, the findings reveal:

  • 80% of QORF members have lost business resulting in staff needing to be stood down, work reduced hours, work from home, or rely on JobKeeper;
  • 18% have no work for their casual/ non-essential staff and have had to stand them all down;
  • 68% have already experienced major impacts on their revenue, with State Recreation Organisations (SRO’s), Activity & Tour Providers, and Campsite/ Conference Centres indicating the greatest impacts;
  • nearly 70% of respondents have a strong level of certainty their organisation would be operating in 6 months-time; and
  • only 60% rated a strong level of confidence they would still be operating in 12-months-time.



The information on this page has been taken from credible sources and is shared with the best of intentions. While we have have done our best to provide the most up to date information, we cannot take responsibility for any person or organisation suffering as a result of using the information shared on this page. It is the responsibility of all organisations to do their research, to comply with all relevant legislation and to be aware of current government advice.

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