Eased restrictions for Greater Brisbane region from 6pm today (11 January)

by jgrey

Easing of restrictions for Greater Brisbane

From 6pm Monday 11 January to 1am Friday 22 January 2021 eased restrictions are in place for the Greater Brisbane region (Brisbane, Logan, Ipswich, Moreton, and Redlands).

COVID-19 Roadmap

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Easing of restrictions for Greater Brisbane (LGAs of Brisbane, Ipswich, Logan City, Moreton Bay and Redlands)
(From 6pm Monday 11 January 2021 to 1am Friday 22 January 2021)

Masks for Greater Brisbane

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
  • restaurants and cafés (not required for patrons; customer facing staff only)
  • churches and places of worship
  • libraries
  • indoor recreational facilities and gyms
  • indoor workplaces (where safe to wear a mask and you can’t physically distance)
  • public transport, taxis and rideshare
  • airports and travelling on planes.

It is strongly recommended 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. More information on masks is available from the Queensland Health website.

Restrictions for Greater Brisbane
(Brisbane, Ipswich, Logan City, Moreton Bay, Redlands)

Restrictions on aged care, disability accommodation, hospital and corrective services visitors remain in place.

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

  • Gatherings: Up to 20 people in homes and public spaces.
  • Weddings: Up to 100 attendees. No restriction on dancing.
  • Funerals: Up to 100 attendees.
  • Businesses and venues: (including places of worship, convention centres etc.)
    • Retail dining allowed
    • Indoor – 1 person per 4m2
    • Smaller venues up to 200m2 – 1 person per 2m2, up to a maximum of 50
    • Outdoor – 1 person per 2m2
    • Eating and drinking must be seated
    • No dancing except at weddings.
  • Indoor events:
    • Indoor concert venues/theatres etc: up to 50% seated capacity or one person per 4m2 (whichever is the greater), with a COVID Safe Plan
    • Fewer than 500 people, e.g. community sport – no approval needed when following a COVID Safe Event Checklist
    • 500 to 10,000 people – need a COVID Safe Event Plan approved by local public health units
    • Over 10,000 people – need a COVID Safe Event Plan approved by the Queensland Chief Health Officer.
  • Outdoor events:
    • Fewer than 1000 people, e.g. community sport – no approval needed when following a COVID Safe Event Checklist
    • 1000 to 10,000 people – need a COVID Safe Event Plan approved by local public health unit
    • Over 10,000 people – need a COVID Safe Event Plan approved by the Queensland Chief Health Officer
    • Outdoor stadiums and amphitheatres: 50% capacity with COVID Safe Plan.

Next steps: Subject to no cases in the community, from 1:01am Friday 22 January 2021, Greater Brisbane will return to the current restrictions for rest of Queensland.