COVID Safe Events

Additional requirements

The following requirements are in addition to the key public health measures outlined in your event’s Approved Plan and applies to all event attendees and staff:

Eating and drinking

  • When indoors, everyone must be seated while eating and drinking.
  • People may stand to eat or drink in outdoor areas.

Dancing

  • Dancing is not permitted indoors unless at a wedding, dance studio or dance class.
  • Dancing may occur outdoors regardless of the event or venue. For example, an outdoor music festival, outdoor event.

Masks

  • A mask that covers the nose and mouth must be worn if:
    • in an indoor space
    • in an outdoor space where physical distancing is not possible
    • the person has any symptoms consistent with COVID-19
    • entering, exiting or inside a Major Sports Stadium, unless the person is seated
    • the person is directed to do so by an emergency officer.

The above additional requirements remain until 15 April 2021, unless otherwise specified.

It is very important that event organisers collect contact information for all staff and attendees (where possible), in the event that Queensland Health needs to conduct contact tracing activities.

COVID Safe Events

Important

From 17 December 2021, events are no longer required to operate under the COVID Safe Event Checklist. However, depending on the type of event and where it is being held you may still be required to operate in accordance with a checklist.

Find out about the COVID Safe Checklists for Public Health and Social Measures linked to vaccination status required from 5.00am Friday 17 December 2021.

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During a public health emergency, the Chief Health Officer can issue Public Health Directions to assist in containing, or to respond to, the spread of COVID-19 within the community.

These directions may apply to specified Impacted Areas for a set period of time.

Find out more about Impacted Areas, and whether any have been declared and are in force.

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During a public health emergency, the Chief Health Officer can issue Public Health Directions to assist in containing, or to respond to, the spread of COVID-19 within the community.

These directions may apply to specified Impacted Areas for a set period of time.

Find out more about Impacted Areas, and whether any have been declared and are in force.

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During a public health emergency, the Chief Health Officer can issue Public Health Directions to assist in containing, or to respond to, the spread of COVID-19 within the community.

These directions may apply to specified Impacted Areas for a set period of time.

Find out more about Impacted Areas, and whether any have been declared and are in force.

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*Outdoor

An outdoor area:

  • has fixed or temporary boundaries
  • is not fully enclosed, i.e. is open to the elements and natural ventilation (significant amount of natural and unrestricted air movement required for most of the time area is in use)
  • can include a veranda, balcony, deck, patio, or similar structure that might be connected to an external wall of a building
  • can have a roof, awning, or eave
  • may include a rotunda, tarpaulin or shade structure situated in a larger open space.

An outdoor area does not include:

  • atriums internal to a building, internal courtyards or similar
  • a temporary or permanent marquee, unless marquee walls are lifted for the duration of the event
  • a tent, e.g., a circus tent or performance tent.

Use of curtain walls, panel walls or other fittings to fully enclose an area to protect from the elements is considered indoors.

Sometimes Queensland weather may require curtain walls, panel walls or other fittings to be used for short periods to partially enclose an area for patron comfort and safety. If a business is in doubt, it should operate as if it is an indoor space.

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Last updated:
17 December 2021