Recreation and outdoor activities

Recreation and outdoor activities

Use common sense when using outdoor public spaces and exercise equipment, and if a park or any other outdoor public space is over-crowded, go somewhere else for the time being.

To see what your organisation should do to return to play:

Camping or day trips

Under Stage 2 restrictions, Queenslanders are allowed unlimited travel and overnight stays for all of Queensland (except Biosecurity Areas or Restricted Areas), including camping and day trips.

Stage 1: From 15 May

  • Travel 150 kilometres from home, or 500kms within the outback if you live in the outback.

Stage 2: From 1 June

  • Unlimited travel and overnight stays for all of Queensland (except Biosecurity Areas or Restricted Areas).
  • Recreational travel, camping in camping grounds overnight or for multiple nights, accommodation (including caravan parks).

Families and groups

Stage 1: From 15 May

  • Family and friends can gather in groups of up to 10 people in outdoor settings.

Stage 2: From 1 June

  • Family and friends can gather in groups of up to 20 people and participate in non-contact indoor and outdoor activities whilst maintaining adequate social distancing (not more than one person per 4 square metres). This includes hiking and other recreational activities in local, state and national parks.
  • Up to 20 people does not mean only 20 people are allowed in a national park. The number restriction refers to a group/gathering. All groups should ensure that they do not cross over with other groups, using the stand back - give way method.
  • An exception to this is the use of outdoor gyms, playgrounds, skate parks and pools. These facilities should only be used by a maximum of 20 people at one time. Use common sense when utilising outdoor equipment, one person per piece of equipment and ensure you are keeping up social distancing and hand hygiene.

Individuals

A maximum of 20 people can use outdoor exercise equipment or gyms at one time.

Individuals should take care and ensure all social distancing and hygiene measures are followed. Do not share personal items (e.g. hiking poles, surf boards, harnesses, helmets etc.) and do not participate in recreational activities if you are feeling unwell.

Use common sense when utilising outdoor equipment:

  • one person per piece of equipment
  • maintain social distancing and hand hygiene.

Commercial operators

You need to follow the:

Review the Return to Play Readiness Checklist to determine what your organisation needs to do.

Last updated:
31 May 2020