COVID-19 Updates

As at 27th May, 2021, 12pm

Advice from the Queensland Government

Update for anyone who has been in Victoria in the last 14 days

Anyone who has been in Victoria in the last 14 days who develops COVID-19 symptoms should get tested.

If you are entering Queensland after 1am AEST Friday 28 May

From 1am AEST Friday 28 May all of Victoria will be declared a COVID-19 hotspot.

Anyone who has been in a COVID-19 hotspot in the last 14 days or since the start date identified for the hotspot (whichever is shorter) will not be allowed to enter Queensland unless they are a Queensland resident, except for a limited range of people who can enter for essential purposes.

Anyone who is allowed to enter Queensland will be required to go into 14 days mandatory hotel quarantine in Brisbane. Anyone who arrives in Queensland where there are no quarantine hotels, may be moved to a location where there is quarantine hotel space available.

If people usually live in Queensland, they will be directed to hotel quarantine in either Brisbane or Cairns.

The Border Restrictions Direction outlines the restrictions that apply to anyone who has been to a COVID-19 hotspot.

If you have entered or are entering Queensland between 1am AEST Friday 26 May and 12.59 am AEST Friday 27 May

Victoria lockdown requirements apply from 1am AEST Thursday 27 May

Anyone who arrives in Queensland after 1am AEST Thursday 27 May and before 12.59pm AEST Friday 28 May and has been in Victoria in the last 14 days will be required to follow the lockdown requirements set by the Victorian government.

You must remain at home or at your arranged accommodation for the duration of the lockdown.

You can only leave your home for these reasons:

  • to get essential goods or services – such as groceries, pet food, medical or necessary supplies
  • for medical or health care, including fulfilling carer responsibilities and to get a COVID-19 test
  • for an end of life visit if an exemption has been granted by the Chief Health Officer and allowed by the facility you are attending
  • to avoid injury or illness or to escape a risk of harm – for example, escaping risk of harm related to domestic and family violence or accessing support from a domestic and family violence support service
  • to exercise outdoors alone or with someone from your household
  • get a vaccine if you are booked in and have no symptoms
  • to leave Queensland by air to return to Victoria by the most direct route without stopping.(as long as not a close contact)

You must wear a face mask (unless you have a lawful reason not to) if leaving your house for a permitted purpose.

You must provide information, including photo identification, to an emergency officer if requested.

You must continue to monitor the list of interstate exposure venues.

If you arrived into Queensland before 1am AEST Thursday 27 May

Anyone who has been in Victoria in the last 14 days who develops COVID-19 symptoms should get tested.

If you have been in Victoria in the last 14 days you must monitor the list of interstate exposure venues for 14 days after entering Queensland. if you have been to an interstate exposure venue (during the risk period for that venue), you must:

  • remain at home or at your arranged accommodation for 14 days after being at the exposure venue
  • complete the online contact tracing self-assessment. If you are unable to complete the online contact tracing self-assessment please call 134 COVID (134 268).
  • get a COVID-19 test (wear a mask while you are out) as soon as possible and return and remain at home or in your arranged accommodation, even if you get a negative test result, for 14 days after being at the exposure venue.

Read more about what you need to do if you have been to an interstate exposure venue including home quarantine requirements.

Protecting our most vulnerable

Anyone who has been in Greater Melbourne in the last 14 days cannot enter aged care facilities disability accommodation serviceshospitals, or correctional facilities.

From 1am 28 May 2021 anyone who has been anywhere in Victoria in the last 14 days will not be allowed to enter an aged care facilities disability accommodation serviceshospitals, or correctional facilities from 1am 28 May 2021.

__________________________________________________________

OTHER:

Restrictions for sport, recreation, and fitness organisations

Queensland’s COVID Safe Future outlines the restrictions for Queensland that will reconnect our communities, get Queenslander’s outdoors and keep our economy moving.

Complying with the restrictions

Indoor sport

Industry COVID Safe Plan play an integral role in the continuation of indoor sport, recreation and fitness activities. Where an Industry Plan exists, your organisation must comply in order for standard activity to be conducted.

  • Physical contact is permitted on the field of play only.
  • The total number of people to attend the activity, training and competition at indoor venues is to be based on occupant density of one person per two square metres regardless of facility size.
  • Physical distancing to the extent possible off the field of play.
  • Where possible, sport should be scheduled to manage the number of people in attendance.
  • Mandatory record keeping required for tracking and tracing purposes for all in attendance, including spectators.
  • Consider group segmentation and buffer zones as appropriate to manage risks.

Outdoor sport

  • Outdoor based organisations are no longer considered a restricted business, activity or undertaking. Therefore, organisations are no longer required to comply with an Industry COVID Safe Plan.
  • It is not possible for contact sports to observe physical distancing while undertaking activity, however physical distancing should be observed at all other times, where possible.
  • Whilst not mandatory, best practice to continue to clean frequently touched surfaces and shared equipment.

Recreation

  • Recreation activity providers can operate with physical contact permitted on the field of play/activity space.
  • When operating indoors, the total number of people permitted to attend is based on occupant density of one person per two square metres regardless of facility size.
  • Physical distancing is required off the field of play/activity space.
  • Indoor spaces that are used as part of delivering outdoor activities must comply with occupant density of one person per two square metres.
  • Prior to conducting informal activities, please review the current Movement and Gatherings Health Direction.
  • Caravan and camping parks can now operate with no density requirements and do not need an Approved Plan or a health management plan, as long as they:
    • maintain enhanced cleaning practices;
    • and continue collecting contact details.
    • Camping grounds are not considered a restricted business, activity or undertaking.

Outdoor gyms and equipment

  • Outdoor gyms and equipment are permitted to operate with 1.5 metres between participants to the extent possible.

Indoor gyms, studios, and health clubs

  • The total number of people permitted at an indoor venue is to be based on occupant density of one person per two square metres regardless of facility size.
  • Mandatory record keeping is required for tracking and tracing purposes.
  • Enhanced cleaning processes for frequently touched surfaces and shared equipment.

Our Supporters