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Things do keep changing with COVID-19 and it is important to keep up to date so that you can stay safe. Here are resources for your state.

Restrictions are constantly changing. For the latest information relating to Queensland please refer to the Queensland Government. This page will link you to the latest announcements and updates.

 

Compulsory Mask Wearing - Statewide

From 12 noon Thursday 1st April until Thursday, 15 April, in Queensland, you will be required to carry a mask when you leave your home. You will be required to wear masks in indoor spaces such as shopping centres and supermarkets, indoor workplaces, public transport. Special conditions for not wearing a face mask still apply.

CURRENT ONGOING RESTRICTIONS FOR ALL QUEENSLAND

Movements and gatherings:

You can leave your home for any purpose. 

You can travel anywhere in Australia (please note parts of Queensland have been declared a hotspot by some other states and territories and restrictions on travel may be in place).

You can have up to 30 people gather in your home. This number includes those who live with you.

Up to 500 people can gather outside in public spaces, such as parks and beaches, but not in your home.

Businesses: 

Must follow the rules outlined in the Restrictions on Businesses, Activities and Undertakings Direction including:

One person per 2 square metres for restricted businesses, including churches and nightclubs (both seated) and gyms.

Restaurants, cafés, bars and nightclubs can only open for seated eating and drinking, no standing or dancing allowed.

EVENTS: 

100% capacity in stadiums and performance venues that are ticketed and seated.

Large outdoor events of 1500 or more people can proceed with a Covid Safe Plan. Those with less than 1500 people can proceed with a Covid Safe Checklist.

Face masks:

Face masks must still be carried at all times when a person is outside their residence. They must be worn outdoors when social distancing is not possible, and on public transport and in taxi or rideshare. Masks must be worn in all indoor spaces (except the home), such as the supermarket. In indoor workplaces, masks must be worn where people can’t physically distance, except if it is unsafe to do so. A person may remove a mask for eating and drinking. There are some exceptions to face masks.

Protecting the most vulnerable:

Restrictions remain in place on visitors to: 

  • hospitals
  • aged care
  • disability accommodation services
  • correctional facilities.

 

*Ongoing review of state‑based restrictions will be undertaken based on levels of community transmission

Check In Qld app

To help keep Queensland covid safe, hospitality venues such as pubs, restaurants and cafés can download the Check In Qld app. For more information and to register go to covid19.qld.gov.au. The app will be mandatory for the hospitality sector from 1 May 2021.

For more information, visit the Queensland Health website or call 134 COVID (13 42 68).

For more information, see Restrictions for Queensland. This includes frequently asked questions at the bottom of the section

 

BORDERS AND MORE INFORMATION Visit covid19.qld.gov.au. More information about borders, hotspots and travel can be found on the Queensland Border Declaration Pass website (www.qld.gov.au/border-pass).

 Information taken directly from pdfQueensland Covid Safe Future 1 April 2021.


Disability and Wearing Face Masks
Special Conditions for not wearing a mask

How often to change your face mask

You cannot re-use surgical masks.

You can wash and re-use cloth masks. It is a good idea to have at least two, so you will always have a clean one available.

On a single trip away from home, there might be times when you can’t stay 1.5 metres away from other people and wear a mask, and times when you can maintain the distance and don’t need to wear a mask. For instance, you might take crowded public transport to and from work, but at work be able to maintain appropriate distancing.

Don’t re-use the same mask to go home that you used on the trip to work. Throw used surgical masks in the bin or store used cloth masks in a plastic bag until you can wash them.

Re-using a cloth mask without washing it is risky because it can become contaminated or may not be as effective in protecting you. For each new situation put on a clean mask. Carry your clean masks in a plastic or paper bag to keep them clean.

How to Stay Safe

  • Practice social distancing if you are going out
  • Wash your hands regularly
  • Cough into your sleeve or elbow
  • Take extra care around vulnerable people, such as the elderly or those who are unwell
  • If you feel unwell, stay home (except to go our for testing or urgent health needs)

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