As of 15 April 2021
From 6am 15 April 2021 restrictions apply for all Queensland.
- 100 people allowed to gather at homes.
- No limit for people gathering in outdoor public spaces across Queensland.
Managed campgrounds, camping and caravan parks:
There are no person per m2 limits, they can operate at full occupancy.
- One person per 2m2 (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.
- Up to 200 people or one person per 2m2 or 100% allocated seated and ticketed capacity (whichever is greater)
- All guests can dance (indoors and outdoors) subject to the one person per 2m2 rule.
Up to 200 people or one person per 2m2 or 100% allocated seated and ticketed capacity (whichever is greater).
500 people permitted at indoor events with a COVID Safe Event Checklist. Larger events require a COVID Safe Plan.
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). Performers can distance from audience at 2m, except choirs which remain at 4m from the audience.
Dancing is allowed in all indoor and outdoor venues including pubs, beer gardens, clubs and nightclubs, subject to the one person per 2m2 rule.
Outdoor dance festivals and music festivals:
Fewer than 500 people per day permitted without a COVID Safe Checklist, no requirement to collect contact details. Events with between 500 and 1499 people permitted with a COVID Safe Event Checklist. Larger events require a COVID Safe Event Plan.
Anzac Day parades, 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.
Contact tracing information:
All hospitality industry businesses (i.e. pubs, clubs, restaurants and cafés) in Queensland must comply with electronic contact information collection requirements.
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.
More information on masks is available from the Queensland Health website (www.qld.gov.au/health/covid-19/masks)
The Palaszczuk Government will invest an additional $4 billion in measures to support Queenslanders’ health, their jobs and businesses.
Premier Annastacia Palaszczuk said the measures are an unprecedented response to an unprecedented crisis.
“To date, this is the biggest single relief package assembled by any state or territory,” the Premier said.
- $300 million household relief package will give Queensland households $200 off their utility bills, building on the $50 asset dividend already announced.
- $2.5 billion into protecting Queensland jobs and businesses.
- For small and medium businesses and large businesses specifically impacted by COVID-19, there will be a refund of two months’ worth of payroll tax.
- Additionally, small and medium businesses receive a three-month payroll tax holiday, and a further six-month payroll tax deferral for any of these businesses.
- Package of up to $500 million to assist workers who lose their job or income and to help them find jobs in the industries that are vital to getting us through this crisis – health care, agriculture, food production, transport, cleaning and mining.
- Waiving liquor licencing fees for venues that have had to close their doors.
- Providing rent relief for businesses who rent premises from the state government.
- Sole traders, small and medium businesses receive a $500 rebate on their power bill for 2020.
- $500 million in concessional loans, interest free for the first 12 months, to support Queensland businesses impact by COVID-19. Email with full name, phone number and preferred email address to register your interest.
There will also be an extra $1.2 billion investment to expand:
- fever clinics
- emergency department capacity
- acute care services
- regional aeromedical services for our remote communities.
An online portal for businesses to apply for payroll tax relief has been launched and can be accessed via www.business.qld.gov.au
Further information and applications for other measures will be made available there in coming days.