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Restrictions for Impacted Areas – South East Queensland
What’s changed from 4.00pm AEST 10 September 2021
The 11 Local Government Areas in South East Queensland will continue following stage 3 restrictions until 4.00pm AEST 24 September 2021.
Current restrictions for the South East Queensland Local Government Areas include:
Up to 100 people in your home, including people who live there
Up to 200 people at an indoor wedding ceremony or funeral service or 1 person per 2 square metres or 100 per cent capacity with ticketed and allocated seating (whichever is greater). Indoor wedding ceremonies must have a COVID Safe Checklist in place and collect contact details via the Check in Qld app. Outdoor ceremonies have no restrictions and do not have to collect contact details.
There are no density restrictions for venues that operate only outdoors. All indoor settings can have up to one person per 2 square metres or 100 per cent capacity with seated, ticket allocations including stadiums.
From 4.00pm AEST 10 September until 4.00pm Friday 24 September increased face mask restrictions continue to apply to the 11 Local Government Areas in South East Queensland. These Local Government Areas are declared impacted areas and include the following:
City of Brisbane
Moreton Bay Regional Council
City of Gold Coast
City of Ipswich
Lockyer Valley Regional Council
Noosa Shire Council
Scenic Rim Regional Council
Somerset Regional Council
Sunshine Coast Regional Council
Movement and gathering
The restrictions on movement and gathering for impacted areas are the same as the rest of Queensland.
Face mask requirements apply in impacted areas.
Masks must also be worn at an airport, and on a domestic or international flight departing or arriving in Queensland.
You must wear a face mask outdoors when you are unable to stay 1.5 metres away from people who are not from your household. You must also wear a face mask at public transport waiting areas or taxi ranks and in outdoor workplaces unless:
you are alone or with the members of your household
you are alone in your car or with the members of your household
you are eating or drinking
you are participating in strenuous exercise
it is unsafe to wear a mask.
You must wear a face mask at all times when you are indoors, including workplaces unless:
you can stay 1.5 metres away from others (only in your workplace)
you are at your residence and there is no one else there except people you live with
you are eating or drinking
it is unsafe to wear a mask
Schools and childcare: Masks must be worn by teachers and staff, plus all students in high school regardless of their age.
There are some other exceptions to wearing face masks, including for children under 12 (unless they are in high school) and people with particular medical conditions or disabilities. If in doubt, wear a face mask.
Funerals and weddings
Funeral services can have up to 200 people or one person per 2 square metres, or 100 per cent capacity with ticketed and allocated seating (whichever is greater) including the person conducting the service.
Wedding ceremonies can have up to 200 people or one person per 2 square metres or 100 per cent capacity with ticketed and allocated seating (whichever is greater) including the celebrant and two witnesses. All wedding guests can dance (indoors and outdoors), subject to the one person per 2 square metres rule.
Businesses and events
Learn about restrictions on businesses and venues in impacted areas. These are the same as the rest of Queensland
Hospitals, aged care and disability services
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Note from Employsure
The above is a general guide to the restrictions in Queensland. For official and detailed information, please visit the Queensland Government’s Covid website. If you need further information on how these restrictions impact your workplace as an employer, please get in touch with our advice line or, if you are not a client, we can assist you with free, initial advice on 1300 651 415.
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