- 100 people at homes.
- No limit in outdoor public spaces.
- Managed campgrounds, camping and caravan parks: can operate at full occupancy.
- Indoor premises:
- One person per 2 sqm (e.g. restaurants, cafés, pubs, clubs, museums, art galleries, places of worship, convention centres and Parliament House), including standing, eating and drinking.
- Indoor play areas and unattended retail (such as children’s rides) within a premises can open with a COVID Safe Checklist.
- No restrictions on visitors to hospitals, aged care and disability centres.
- Wedding ceremonies:
- Up to 200 people or one person per 2 sqm or 100% allocated seated and ticketed capacity (whichever is greater)
- All guests can dance (indoors and outdoors) subject to the one person per 2 sqm rule.
- Funerals: Up to 200 people or one person per 2 sqm or 100% allocated seated and ticketed capacity (whichever is greater).
- Indoor events: 500 people with a COVID Safe Event Checklist. Larger events require a COVID Safe Plan.
- Ticketed venues: 100% capacity at allocated seated, ticketed venues with patrons encouraged to wear masks on entry and exit (e.g. theatre, live music, cinemas, indoor sports, universities and other higher education institutions).
- Dancing: Dancing is allowed in all indoor and outdoor venues subject to the one person per 2 sqm rule.
- Outdoor dance festivals and music festivals: Fewer than 500 people per day without a COVID Safe Checklist, no requirement to collect contact details. Events with between 500 and 1499 people with a COVID Safe Event Checklist. Larger events require a COVID Safe Event Plan.
- Outdoor events: Fetes, fun runs and other outdoor only events do not need a COVID Safe Event Checklist or Event Plan.
- Open air stadiums: 100% allocated seated and ticketed capacity (with a COVID Safe Plan). All patrons encouraged to wear masks on entry and exit.
You must wear your mask when at an airport or on a domestic or international flight departing or arriving in Queensland.
While not mandatory, you are encouraged to:
- carry a mask with you at all times when you leave home
- wear a mask when travelling on public transport, in a taxi or ride share or in shopping centres
- wear a mask in any indoor or outdoor space when physical distancing is not possible.
Roadmap to easing restrictions
Dr Dinesh Palipana OAM is a senior resident doctor at Gold Coast University Hospital. Despite facing numerous barriers, he became the first quadriplegic medical graduate and medical intern in Queensland. He was recently admitted as a lawyer.
As co-founder of Doctors With Disabilities Australia, Dinesh has worked with the Australian Medical Association to create first-of-kind national policies for inclusivity in medical education and employment.
Dinesh is a doctor for the Gold Coast Titans physical disability rugby league team. He is also a member of multiple committees for disability advocacy and has spoken in world-renowned forums such as TEDx. Through COVID-19, he advocated for equitable treatment for people with disabilities, including as a witness to the Disability Royal Commission.
Dinesh has also contributed significantly to scientific advances in treating spinal cord injury and restoring function to people with paralysis. His national and global impact has been recognised with numerous awards, including Junior Doctor of the Year and the Order of Australia.
Dr Dinesh Palipana OAM, Advocate for doctors with disabilities
Listen to ABC Brisbane interview with Dr Dinesh Palipana
Anton Swan, Honorary Consul for Sri Lanka in Queensland and Sri Lanka Sports Association patron, was awarded an OAM (Medal in the Order of Australia) in the Australia Day Honours issued today (January 26).
Mr Swan received his award for his selfless service to the Sri Lankan community in Queensland.