COVID-19 Restrictions for Queensland

COVID-19 Restrictions for Queensland

From 12pm AEST Thursday 1 April 2021 to 15 April 2021, all of Queensland will be subject to new restrictions as the state recovers from the Greater Brisbane lockdown.

Queenslanders can now leave their homes for any purpose and travel anywhere in Australia. Please note other states and territories may have restrictions in place that prevent you from travelling to them.

Full details can be viewed on the Queensland Government website.

 

Current restrictions

  • You must carry a face mask with you at all times when you leave home (including indoor spaces) unless you have a lawful reason not to.
  • You can have a maximum of 30 people in your home, including those who live with you. A maximum of 500 people may gather in public outdoor spaces.
  • Retail food services, entertainment venues and high risk businesses must only open for seated eating and drinking, takeaway and delivery. There is no standing or dancing allowed in the venue.
  • Restrictions are in place across Qld when visiting hospitalsresidential aged caredisability accommodation services, and correctional facilities.

 

Information for businesses

  • Businesses can reopen with the 1 person per 2sqm rule
  • Masks are to be worn in indoor workplaces (where safe to wear a mask and you can’t physically distance)
  • Retail food services, entertainment venues and high risk businesses must only open for seated eating and drinking, takeaway and delivery. There is no standing or dancing allowed in the venue.
  • Funerals and weddings can continue to take place with the current restrictions (one person per 2 square metres, or 200 people, whichever is greater), but masks must be worn.
  • In addition to the increased restrictions, all businesses must continue to follow the rules outlined in the Restrictions on Businesses, Activities and Undertakings Direction.

 

Face Masks

In all areas of Queensland you must carry a face mask with you at all times when you leave home, unless you have a lawful reason not to. You must wear a mask in indoor spaces, such as:

  • shopping centres, supermarkets, retail outlets and indoor markets
  • hospitals and aged care facilities
  • hospitality venues such as restaurants and cafés (not required for patrons while seated; customer‑facing staff only)
  • churches and places of worship
  • libraries
  • indoor recreational facilities and gym (except if doing strenuous exercise*)
  • indoor workplaces (where safe to wear a mask and you can’t physically distance)
  • public transport, taxis and rideshare, and waiting places or queues for this transport
  • when you are in a Queensland airport
  • during a domestic commercial flight
  • if you are arriving to Queensland from overseas or from a COVID-19 hotspot you must wear a face mask while travelling from the airport until you reach your allocated room in your quarantine accommodation
  • if you are a driver of a bus, coach service, taxi or rideshare transporting a person required to quarantine.

It is strongly recommended you wear a mask when outdoors if you are unable to stay more than 1.5m distance from other people, such as busy walkways and thoroughfares. More information on masks is available from the Queensland Health website.

Masks do not need to be worn in some circumstances, including children under 12 years, where people have certain medical conditions, and in workplaces where it is not safe to do so.

 

COVID Safe Framework

  • The COVID Safe Framework sets the requirements businesses under the Direction must follow. Depending on the type of business or event, these requirements will be different.
  • A range of businesses are required to collect contact information from staff and patrons for the purpose of contact tracing.
  • The one person per 2 square metre rule (except for seated and ticketed performances at seated entertainment spaces within selected venues).

Read more about COVID Safe businesses, activities and undertakings

 

For more information, please visit the Queensland Government website.