Greater Brisbane’s three-day lockdown is over but restrictions remain across Queensland until Thursday, April 15.
Here’s a breakdown of the rules when it comes to mask-wearing, gatherings, hospitals and, of course, dancing.
Queenslanders must carry a face mask at all times when leaving home.
Masks must be worn in the following indoor spaces:
- Shopping centres, supermarkets, and all other indoor shopping venues
- Hospitals and aged care facilities
- Restaurants and cafes, although you don’t need to wear a mask when you’re seated and eating or drinking.
- Churches and places of worship
- Indoor gyms and recreational facilities, except if you’re doing strenuous exercise including high-intensity interval training, cycling and running
- Indoor workplaces where you can’t physically distance
- Public transport, taxis and rideshare services, including in the queues for this transport
- In airports and travelling on planes
When outdoors, masks are strongly recommended in situations where you cannot maintain a 1.5-metre distance from others. Exemptions include:
- Children aged under 12
- Eating and drinking
- Medical reasons
- In workplaces and situations where wearing masks isn’t safe
- To communicate clearly
- For identification purposes
Restricted: Hospitals and care
Visitors to hospitals and aged care facilities are restricted across Queensland.
Visits to hospitals are limited to:
- The parent, guardian or carer for a patient under 18
- Visiting a patient at the end of their life
- A partner or support person for a patient admitted for care related to their pregnancy
- A support worker or informal carer providing support for someone with a disability
Any other visitors must get approval from the hospital and all people entering hospitals, except for patients, must wear a face mask.
Visits to aged care facilities are limited to end-of-life situations and people providing an essential purpose. Just like hospitals, all people entering a facility – except for residents – must wear a face mask.
Visits to disability accommodation services is also limited to end-of-life situations and people providing an essential purpose. Anyone entering must also wear a face mask.
In Queensland gatherings in people’s homes are limited to 30 people in total.
Up to 500 people can gather outside in public spaces.
Moderate: Weddings and funerals
Funerals and weddings are limited to 200 attendees, regardless of the size of the venue,
Masks must be worn by all guests at weddings, except for the bride and groom, and venues will be subject to a one-person-per-2-square-metre rule.
Cafes, pubs and restaurants are open, and dining in is allowed although customers must be seated and no dancing is allowed.
Mask rules may also apply.
All entertainment venues, including nightclubs, theatres, cinemas, music and concert halls, casinos, gaming venues, galleries, museums and libraries are open.
Mask rules may apply, and venues must observe a rule of one person per 2 square metres.
Dancing is not allowed in nightclub venues.
Stadiums and performance venues can operate at 100 per cent capacity if they are ticked and seated events.
People in Queensland are free to leave home for any purpose and are free to move around the state. Travelling interstate is also allowed, but will be subject to other state and territories’ border restrictions.
Unrestricted: Education and childcare
Schools and daycare centres across Queensland will be open, although schools won’t resume until after the school holidays.
All Queensland workers are able to attend their workplaces, although mask rules may apply.
There are no restrictions when it comes to shopping, but mask rules and customer limits may apply.
A rule of one person per 2 square metres applies.
Unrestricted: Beauty services
Hairdressers, spas, nail salons, beauty salons, waxing salons, tanning salons, tattoo parlours, massage and water-based spa services are open.
Mask rules will apply and venues must enforce a rule of one person per 2 square metres.
Unrestricted: Sport and exercise
No restrictions apply, but mask rules and attendee limits must be observed.
Gyms and other sport and recreational facilities will be limited to one person per 2 square metres.
Unrestricted: Places of worship
Places of worship are open, but will be subject to a limit of one person per 2 square metres.
Unrestricted: Real estate
Real estate auctions and open house inspections can go ahead, but mask rules apply.
Unrestricted: Public spaces
Public swimming pools, parks, libraries, museums and galleries are open, but mask rules may apply.
Unrestricted: Travel and tourism
People in Queensland are free to leave home for any purpose and are free to move around the state.
Tour services may be subject to mask rules and capacity limits.
Travelling interstate is also allowed, but will be subject to other state and territories’ border restrictions.
No curfew has been imposed.