Queensland’s Public Health and Social Measures plan

Public health measures

Important

From 6pm AEST Thursday 28 April 2022, there will be no quarantine requirements for:

Some requirements (like testing and mask wearing) will continue to be in place.

From 1am Thursday 14 April 2022, COVID-19 measures are in place for all of Queensland.

Positive COVID-19 cases must isolate for 7 days from positive test. Close contacts* must quarantine for 7 days, regardless of vaccination status.

  • Current Queensland COVID-19 measures − all of Queensland

    Restrictions for unvaccinated people

    Unvaccinated people are not able to:

    • Visit vulnerable or high risk settings, including hospitals, aged and disability care, and prisons. There will be exceptions for certain, limited purposes including medical treatment, end-of-life visits, childbirth, or emergency situations. Check-in requirements may apply.

    No COVID-19 capacity or density limits will apply to these venues.


    Vaccinated and unvaccinated people

    Vaccinated and unvaccinated people are able to:

    • Attend hospitality venues such as hotels, pubs, clubs, taverns, bars, restaurants or cafes.
    • Attend indoor entertainment venues such as nightclubs, indoor live music venues, karaoke bars, concerts, theatres, or cinemas.
    • Attend outdoor entertainment activities such as tourism experiences (including reef excursions), major sports stadiums, or theme parks.
    • Attend weddings (entire venue—indoor and outdoor).
    • Attend festivals (entire venue—indoor and outdoor) such as folk festivals, arts festivals, or musical festivals.
    • Attend government owned galleries and museums, and Queensland Government owned libraries.
    • Attend other settings such as essential retail, other retail, public transport, places of worship, funerals, residential homes/ private gatherings, food courts, hairdressers, gyms, and universities. For other examples, visit Queensland Health.

    No vaccination or check-in requirements to enter and no COVID-19 capacity or density limits will apply to these venues.


    Rules for businesses

    Settings, venues or activities

    Rules

    Visiting vulnerable or high risk settings
    Example: aged care, hospitals, prisons, disability services

    Unvaccinated visitors are not permitted. Unvaccinated people can visit if for certain, limited purposes including  medical treatment, end-of-life visits, childbirth, or emergency situations. Check-in requirements may apply.

    Hospitality venues
    Example: hotels, pubs, clubs, taverns, bars, restaurants, cafés.

    No vaccination or check-in requirements to enter.  No COVID-19 capacity or density limits apply.

    Indoor entertainment venues
    Example: nightclubs, indoor live music venues, karaoke bars, concerts, theatres, cinemas.

    No vaccination or check-in requirements to enter.  No COVID-19 capacity or density limits apply.

    Outdoor entertainment venues
    Example: tourism experiences (including reef excursions), major sports stadiums, theme parks.

    No vaccination or check-in requirements to enter.  No COVID-19 capacity or density limits apply.

    Weddings (entire venue—indoor and outdoor)

    No vaccination or check-in requirements to enter.  No COVID-19 capacity or density limits apply.

    Festivals (entire venue—indoor and outdoor) including folk festivals, arts festivals, music festivals.

    No vaccination or check-in requirements to enter.  No COVID-19 capacity or density limits apply.

    Government owned galleries and museums, and Queensland Government owned libraries.

    No vaccination or check-in requirements to enter.  No COVID-19 capacity or density limits apply.

    Other settings
    such as essential retail, other retail, public transport, places of worship, funerals, residential homes/ private gatherings, food courts, hairdressers, gyms, and universities. For other examples, visit Queensland Health.

    No COVID-19 capacity or density limits apply.

    Restrictions will apply to eligible vaccinated population (16+) as per the National Plan.


    Masks

    Masks are required in vulnerable settings such as in hospitals and healthcare settings, residential aged care, disability accommodation services, and prisons, and on all public transport (including platforms and ferry terminals), in all taxis and ride share (for driver and passengers, unless the driver is in the vehicle on their own), at airports or on a domestic or international flight departing or arriving in Queensland.

    Travel

    • No restrictions apply for domestic arrivals into Queensland.
    • Restrictions remain for unvaccinated international arrivals into Queensland.

    Home

    No restrictions on visitors to the home.

    School

    • Masks not required in schools.
    • No restrictions on visitors to schools, assemblies, camps or excursions.

* For more information on close contacts, visit the Queensland Health website .

These measures will continue to be reviewed against public health advice.

The 'New NORMAL'

Maintain physical distancing (1.5m)
Wear a mask as required and when you can't physically distance
Maintain good hand hygiene
Stay at home when sick
Check In Qld app for required locations
Get vaccinated and get a booster when you can
Get a COVID-19 test if you have symptoms

Last updated:
3 May 2022