COVID Safe Restrictions Outdoors

COVID Safe Restrictions Outdoors

COVID-19 update March 29

Posted on 30.03.2021

From 5pm AEST Monday 29 March:

Key Points

The following must be observed in the local government areas of Brisbane, Moreton Bay, Ipswich, and Logan when outdoors.
  • Organised recreational activities are not permitted
  • Social outdoor recreational activities are limited to two people with physical distancing observed
  • It’s strongly recommended that you wear a mask when outdoors when unable to social distance – 1.5m distance from other people

Outside the greater Brisbane area

  • Organised recreation activities are still permitted
  • Everyone across Queensland is required to always carry a  mask. It’s strongly recommended that you wear a mask when outdoors when unable to social distance – 1.5m distance from other people
See below for the official communications from Sport and Recreation

Sport and Recreation Advice

Greater Brisbane lockdown and Queensland restrictions

As you would have seen on the news today, Greater Brisbane will enter a 3 day lockdown commencing 5pm today.  In a practical sense for sport, recreation and fitness organisations, this means that during the lock down period:

  • Organised community sport, recreation and fitness is not permitted.
  • Social sporting-based activities – limited to two people outdoors with physical distancing observed eg golf, tennis is permitted.
  • Boot camps and personal training – limited to two people outdoors with physical distancing observed.
  • Professional sport/elite sport/elite athletes – training and trials may occur without spectators with physical distancing observed to the extent possible eg Olympic trials, training is permitted.

Full details are available at COVID-19 update | Health and wellbeing | Queensland Government (www.qld.gov.au)

In summary from 5pm 29 March until 5pm Thursday 1 April, people in the local government areas of Brisbane, Moreton Bay, Ipswich, Redlands and Logan will be required to stay at home except for essential reasons.

People across Queensland must carry a face mask at all times which must be worn in indoor spaces (apart from when undertaking strenuous exercise).  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.

Anyone who has been in the Greater Brisbane area on or since 20 March 2021 must also follow the restrictions detailed at the above link.  Those leaving the Greater Brisbane area during this time may do so for essential reasons or to return home, but must also remain at their residence and limit their movements until the lockdown period has ended.

A copy of the media release is attached.

I understand the challenges for businesses and volunteer organisations to cease operations at short notice, however it is important to act quickly to provide community safety and allow us to resume activity as soon as possible.

If any organisation have any specific questions, please email  SR.COVID19@dtis.qld.gov.au

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

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