Movement and gatherings
- Up to 100 people can gather in homes. No limit for people gathering in public spaces.
- Indoor funerals and wedding ceremonies: One person per 2m2 or 200 people or 100% allocated seated and ticketed capacity (whichever is the greater).
- All wedding guests can dance (indoors and outdoors) subject to the one person per 2m2 rule.
- Indoor premises: One person per 2m2 or 100% allocated seated and ticketed capacity (e.g. restaurants, cafés, pubs, clubs, museums, art galleries, places of worship and convention centres) with the COVID Safe Checklist.
- Eating or drinking while standing allowed.
- One person per 2m2 for short-term accommodation (including hostels, B&Bs and short-term rentals) with the COVID Safe Checklist. Density requirements do not apply in sleeping areas.
- One person per 2m2 at indoor play areas with the COVID Safe Checklist.
- Self-service food: No restrictions.
Stadiums and indoor and outdoor events
- 100% allocated seated and ticketed for stadiums
- Patrons must wear a mask at all times, including when seated.
- Patrons must be seated to eat and drink. Masks can be removed when eating or drinking.
- 100% allocated seated and ticketed capacity for indoor events or 1 person per 2m2 indoors.
- No restrictions on outdoor events, however you are encouraged to wear a mask when you are unable to physically distance.
- Ticketed venues: 100% capacity with allocated seating (e.g. theatre, live music, cinemas, indoor sports, universities and other higher education institutions).
- Community sport: No restrictions.
Masks must be worn when at stadiums, at an airport, and on a domestic or international flight departing or arriving in Queensland.
South East Queensland—You must carry a face mask with you at all times when you leave home, unless you have a lawful reason not to.
- Public Transport and ride share: must wear a mask including while waiting for the transport in a public space such as a bus stop, taxi rank or train station.
- Outdoors: you must wear a mask when unable to stay 1.5m apart from people who are not part of your household.
- Indoors: you must wear a mask in indoor spaces (including workplaces, but not your own home) unless it is unsafe or you can stay 1.5m apart from other people. This includes cafes, restaurants, pubs etc. unless eating or drinking, seated or standing.
- Schools: Masks must be worn by teachers and staff (all schools), plus students in high school.
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.