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COVID 19 Information

This page provides information and links that might assist individuals affected by the COVID-19 outbreak.

Easing of Greater Brisbane restrictions

Eased restrictions for Greater Brisbane will be in place from 6pm 11 January to 1am 22 January.

The Greater Brisbane region includes:
  • City of Brisbane
  • City of Ipswich
  • Logan City
  • Moreton Bay Region
  • Redland City

Restrictions in place after the 3-day lockdown

From 6pm 11 January, restrictions during the 3-day lockdown will ease.

People are permitted to be outside their homes for any purpose, subject to the restrictions below:

Face masks

You must carry a face mask with you at all times when you leave home, unless you have a lawful reason not to. You must wear a mask in indoor spaces, except in your home. For example:

  • shopping centres, supermarkets, retail outlets and indoor markets
  • hospitals and aged care facilities
  • churches and places of worship
  • libraries
  • indoor recreational facilities and gyms
  • indoor workplaces (where you can’t socially distance)
  • public transport, taxis and rideshare
  • airports and travelling on planes.

We recommend you wear a mask when outdoors if you are unable to stay more than 1.5m distance from other people, such as busy walkways and thoroughfares.

Children under 12 years are and people affected by a medical condition or disability are exempt.

Read about face masks: how to use, wear and change.

Home confinement and movement

You can leave your home for any purpose. You can travel anywhere in Australia. Please note other states and territories may have restrictions in place that prevent you from travelling to them.

Gatherings

  • Gatherings: Up to 20 people in homes and public spaces. This number includes those who live with you.
  • Weddings: Up to 100 attendees. No restriction on dancing.
  • Funerals: Up to 100 attendees.

Businesses and venues

This includes places of worship, conventions centres, etc. There are no restrictions on businesses opening under a COVID Safe Plan.
  • Restaurants and cafes can open for seated eating and drinking, no standing allowed
  • All businesses may now have:
  • one person per 4 square metres on their premises indoors
  • one person per 2 square metres outdoors.
  • Businesses with a floor space less than 200 square metres can have one person per 2 square metres, up to 50 people at a time.
  • Dancing is not allowed except at weddings
  • Funerals and weddings can have up to 100 attendees
  • The seated capacity of outdoor stadiums and amphitheatres is 50 per cent with a COVID Safe plan
  • The seated capacity of indoor concert venues and theatres is 50 per cent capacity or one person per 4 square metres, whichever is greater, with a COVID Safe plan

Events

Indoor events/sessions within events:
  • 500 people or less – must comply with a COVID Safe Event Checklist, no further approval needed
  • 500 to 10,000 people – must comply with a COVID Safe Event Plan approved by local public health units
  • 10,000 people or more – must comply with a COVID Safe Event Plan approved by the Chief Health Officer
  • Indoor concert venues/theatres etc: up to 50 per cent seated capacity or one person per 4 square meters (whichever is the greater), with a COVID Safe Plan.
Outdoor events/sessions within events:
  • Fewer than 1000 people, e.g. community sport – no approval needed when following a COVID Safe Event Checklist
  • 1000 to 10,000 people – must comply with a COVID Safe Event Plan approved by the local public health unit
  • 10,000 people or more – must comply with a COVID Safe Event Plan approved by the Chief Health Officer
  • Outdoor stadiums and amphitheatres: 50 per cent capacity with a COVID Safe Plan.
  • Visitors to aged care, disability accommodation services and hospital

Restrictions remain in place for visitors to:
  • Aged care residential facilities
  • Disability accommodation services
  • Hospitals

Click here for more information.

Interstate travel

What’s changed from 1am AEST 21 December 2020:

  • The Queensland border is closed to anyone who has been in a COVID-19 hotspot in the last 14 days or since the hotspot was declared (whichever is shorter). Currently specific parts of New South Wales are hotspots.
  • Anyone who has been overseas in the last 14 days must follow the Quarantine for International Arrivals Direction.
  • Anyone travelling to Queensland who has been in NSW at any time since 1am Friday 11 December must complete a Queensland Border Declaration Pass before they enter Queensland.

Click here for more information.

Brisbane Economic Development Agency recommends that you contact individual event organisers or businesses for accurate information on their operations.

24/7 Hotlines

  • National Coronavirus Helpline – call 131 450 or 1800 020 080
  • If you need urgent medical assistance - call 000 
  • Ambulance hotline for non-emergencies – call 13 12 33 
  • Queensland health advice - call 13HEALTH (13 43 25 84) 
  • Queensland public mental health service - call 1300 MH CALL (1300 642255

Further Assistance

Health updates

Travel and Visas

Updated Event and Activities Information

While we aim to update events listed on Visit Brisbane, we recommend that you contact individual organisers or operators to get accurate information on cancellations or changes.