COVID Back to Work Requirements for Sex Workers in Queensland | Respect QLD

Restrictions on sex work in Queensland were lifted at 12 noon Friday 3 July as part of stage 3 easing of restrictions.

Sole operator sex workers and brothels are able to operate in Queensland if you are compliant with the Sex Industry Plan.



The Chief Health Officer advice states that it is mandatory for private sex workers to: 


If requested from a relevant compliance officer  you will need to provide copies (this may be electronic copy).  .


The Chief Health Officer advice states that it is mandatory for sex workers who work in brothels to: 

  • get a Certificate of completion for the online COVID-19 training within two weeks of starting back to work (more info below).

Note: If you work at a brothel, it is the brothel that will need to do the STATEMENT OF COMPLIANCE and CHECKLIST not individual sex workers.

Training: COVID-Safe Certificate for Beauty Therapy, Nail Salons, Tanning, Tattoo Parlours and Spas. Free and available through TAFE online. 

Within two weeks of returning to work all sex workers, including brothel based sex workers, are required to do a short training on COVID prevention and download the certificate. It takes 20 – 30 minutes to do the self-paced training and complete the two quizzes to get the certificate.

The content provides you with all necessary facts on COVID to stay safe at work. If you require assistance with the course enrolment, please call or email your local Respect office.



Compliance with the COVID Safe requirements may be checked. It is possible this may include police or other authorised officers.

If you are approached by police, ask their name, badge number and what station they are from. Be polite, take photos of anything they show you, and contact Respect Inc ASAP.

If you are approached by another person stating they are an authorised officer ask for proof of ID.

01 Oct 2020 2:00pm

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