As at 31st August, 2021
Information provided by the Department of Sport, Queensland Government
Today the Premier announced a further easing of restrictions for the 11 local government areas in South East Queensland (Brisbane, Ipswich, Logan City, Moreton Bay, Redland, Sunshine Coast, Gold Coast, Noosa, Somerset, Lockyer Valley and Scenic Rim).
As per Queensland’s COVID Safe Future, from 4pm Friday 27 August 2021 all of Queensland will be Stage 3, with restrictions set to be reviewed every fortnight.
As a reminder, the following restrictions are in place for the sport, recreation and fitness industry right across Queensland:
- Indoor venues can have one person per two square metres or 100% allocated seated and ticketed capacity with the COVID Safe Checklist.
- Occupant density and physical distancing measures do not apply on the field of play, however attendees must observe physical distancing off the field of play, to the extent possible.
- 100% allocated seated and ticketed capacity or one person per two square metres for indoor events.
- No restrictions on outdoor events, however people are encouraged to wear a mask when they are unable to physically distance.
- Stadium attendance will be at 100% with allocated seating (with COVID Safe Site-Specific Plan) and patrons wearing a mask at all times, including when seated. Masks can be removed when eating or drinking and patrons must be seated to eat and drink.
Mask wearing has proven to be a strong weapon that helps keep each other safe. So, in South East Queensland, you must continue to carry a mask with you at all times when you leave home (unless you have a lawful reason not to) and wear it on public transport and in ride share, outdoors when physical distancing is not possible and indoors unless eating or drinking, or when you can stay more than 1.5 metres away from others. Additionally, regardless of whether you are indoors or outdoors, you are not required to wear a face mask when vigorously exercising.
The rest of Queensland is encouraged to carry and wear a mask when physical distancing is not possible, noting that face masks must be worn when at stadiums, at an airport and on domestic or international flights.