Resources and support for sport, fitness and recreation organisations
Read the Return to Play Guide for Queensland sport, recreation and fitness industries to see how sport, recreation and fitness can resume under Queensland COVID-19 restrictions.
This version has been updated with information about:
The Return to Play guide should be read in conjunction with the approved Industry COVID Safe Plan for your activity. The Stage 3 principles have been adopted and incorporated into existing Industry COVID Safe Plan.
For more information, contact the Sport and Recreation team:
- email SR_Covid19@npsr.qld.gov.au
- call (07) 3330 6166.
COVID Safe Events
As outlined in the Industry Framework for Events , events organised and run by sport, fitness or active recreation organisations/providers complying with an approved Industry COVID Safe Plan do not require any additional approvals, provided the approved plan covers all facets of the event.
Organisers of events that are larger than 500 people must notify the Public Health Unit of the events a minimum of ten days before the events.
However, it is important that organisations and providers consider and apply as appropriate the event specific public health strategies contained within the Industry Framework for Events to ensure the appropriate risk management strategies are in place for any event that will be held.
Alternatively, events may operate in accordance with the COVID Safe Event Framework which is the completion of the COVID Safe Event Checklist for up to 500 people or a COVID Safe Industry Plan approved by the relevant Public Health Authorities, depending on the size of the event.
Support for clubs
Got questions? We suggest checking in with your state-level organisation so they can provide advice specific to your sport or activity.
You can also contact your peak body:
- Pandemic risk management for businesses
- Safe Work Australia COVID-19 resource kit
- Volunteering Queensland
- Queensland School Sport
- Support for people with a disability
If someone thinks they have symptoms of coronavirus:
- call 13 HEALTH (13 43 25 84)
- notify your peak body and the Department Housing and Public Works (Sport and Recreation)
- communicate with officials, teams, participants, parents and carers.