Industry plans for sport, recreation and fitness organisations

Industry plans for sport, recreation and fitness organisations

The sport, recreation, and fitness industry has developed industry plans on behalf of their various industry segments. Industry plans developed by peak bodies allow for a cohesive and collaborative approach, so activity is able to return in a safe and controlled manner.

Industry COVID Safe Plans played an integral role in some sport, recreation and fitness activities resuming under Stage 2 easing of restrictions. Where an Industry COVID Safe Plan exists, organisations must comply in order for standard activity to be conducted.

All organisations within the industry can access these plans (regardless of membership to an industry body).

COVID Safe Industry Plans are not for use by individual members of the public. These plans are specifically for business use only.

There is no requirement to seek approval on sport specific return to play documentation from Sport and Recreation or Queensland Health prior to recommencing activity.

Any organisation undertaking activity in accordance with an industry plan must print, sign and display a Statement of compliance.

Moving through the Roadmap, the Industry COVID Safe Plans remain largely unchanged, however the Plans have been updated to include;

  • Changes to occupant density requirements for indoor venues
  • Increase from 1000 to 1500 for outdoor events using a COVID Safe Checklist for Events
  • Indoor events can allow up to 100% of seated capacity when patrons are in ticketed, allocated seating
  • New checklist items under Manage Access around Signage and Occupancy Management



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Stadiums Queensland have worked in collaboration with the Chief Health Officer to develop site-specific COVID Safe Plans for individual stadiums.

Outdoor facilities

  • Up to 100% of seated venue capacity.

Indoor facilities

  • Up to 100% of seated venue capacity.

Measures being enforced at stadiums to protect the health of spectators and staff include:

  • extra cleaning and sanitisation of high traffic areas such as handrails
  • dedicated facilities and exits to reduce potential for virus spread
  • patrons strongly encouraged to wear masks when not sitting in allocated seats and it is not possible to physically distance.

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Last updated:
7 December 2020