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Queensland – COVID Restrictions Update

Published January 08, 2021 (last updated January 18, 2021) Author: Employsure

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From 6pm Monday 11 January the lockdown has ended in the Greater Brisbane Area, but mask restrictions have bee kept in place. This may affect your business and employees.


Face Mask Requirements

Masks must be worn when in indoor spaces, except for homes. For example they should be worn in:

  • shopping centres and supermarkets
  • hospitals and aged care facilities
  • gyms
  • workplaces where people cannot socially distance and where it is safe
  • places of worship
  • libraries
  • public transport, taxis and ride share vehicles
  • airport terminals and during flights
  • staff in restaurants, cafes, pubs and clubs who interact with the public must wear masks but not patrons.

Restrictions for Gatherings

  • Weddings: Up to 100 attendees. No restriction on dancing.
  • Funerals: Up to 100 attendees

Rules for Workplaces

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

Further information on restrictions can be found here.

What is the ‘Greater Brisbane Area’?

Greater Brisbane refers to local government areas of:

  • Brisbane City Council
  • Ipswich City Council
  • Logan City Council
  • Moreton Bay Regional Council
  • Redland City Council

See this map or see the map on this link for further information.

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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 207 182.

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