Covid-19 Restrictions Update 30 September 2021

by jgrey on October 1, 2021

30 September 2021

Message from Andrew Sly, Assistant Director-General, Sport and Recreation, Department of Tourism, Innovation and Sport

To our sport and recreation colleagues

As you may be aware, today the Premier announced increased restrictions for a number of Local Government Areas (LGAs) across Queensland. From 4pm Thursday 30 September 2021 (today), the LGAs of Brisbane, Gold Coast, Logan, Moreton Bay, Townsville (including Magnetic Island) and Palm Island will revert back to Stage 2 restrictions as per the Roadmap. The increased restrictions have been put in place to ensure the ongoing safety of the Queensland community during this time.

Community sport, recreation and fitness activities can continue during this time, however, Stage 2 restrictions detailed below may impacting on some elements of the sport, recreation and fitness industry:

Face Masks

  • You must wear a face mask at all times when you are indoors, and outdoors when you are unable to stay 1.5 metres away from people who are not from your household. There are some exceptions to wearing face masks, including when people are participating in strenuous exercise, you are eating or drinking, children under 12 (unless they are in high school) and people with particular medical conditions or disabilities. However, if in doubt, it is recommended you wear a face mask.

 Occupant density limits

  • Indoor – one person per four square metres or 75% capacity with ticketed and allocated seating
  • Smaller venues (up to 200sqm) – one person per two square metres, up to a maximum of 50
  • Outdoor – one person per two square metres

Organisations must comply with the relevant COVID Safe Checklist which in most cases includes the collection of contact information through the Check In Qld App.

As a reminder occupant density and physical distancing measures do not apply to the field of play, however attendees must observe physical distancing off the field of play, to the extent possible.

Indoor and Outdoor Events

  • Up to 75% allocated seated and ticketed capacity for indoor and outdoor events or one person per four square metres indoors and one person per two square metres outdoors.


  • Up to 75% ticketed capacity with allocated seating (with COVID Safe Site-Specific Plan)
  • Spectators attending stadiums at major and smaller venues must wear a mask at all times, even while they are seated, except when eating or drinking or if they have a permitted reason not to. You cannot consume food or drink while standing in a stadium, but you may remove your mask briefly to eat or drink when seated.

Please continue to monitor the Restrictions in Queensland website for further information regarding Stage 2 restrictions.


From 29 September 2021, anyone that is eligible can now walk into any Queensland Health Vaccination Location and get vaccinated.

You can register your interest for a vaccination booking or find your nearest community vaccination location and opening times (click on the walk in vaccinations link to search for a location) at

Queensland Health vaccination locations are not the only place you can access the COVID-19 vaccine. To find your nearest participating primary care provider, such as GPs and community pharmacies, visit the Vaccine Clinic Finder.

For more information on vaccinations, including opening hours, check your nearest location on the Queensland Health website.

As always, if you have any specific questions, you can contact the team via email at


Andrew Sly
Assistant Director-General
Sport and Recreation

Department of Tourism, Innovation and Sport