Restrictions for sport, recreation, and fitness organisations

Restrictions for sport, recreation, and fitness organisations

Queensland’s COVID Safe Future outlines the restrictions for Queensland.

Complying with the restrictions in Stage 3

From 4pm Friday 27 August 2021 (reviewed fortnightly), the following restrictions apply:

Sport

Indoor sport

  • Compliance with the COVID Safe Checklist. This includes the collection of contact information through the Check In Qld app.
  • Occupant density and physical distancing measures do not apply to the field of play/activity space.
  • It is not possible to observe physical distancing while undertaking activity however attendees must observe physical distancing off the field of play, to the extent possible.
  • The total number of people permitted to attend an indoor venues is to be based on occupant density of one person per two square metres or 100% of seated venue capacity provided patrons are in ticketed and allocated seating (whichever is preferred) off the field of play.

Outdoor sport

  • Outdoor based organisations are no longer considered a restricted business, activity or undertaking. Therefore, organisations are not required to comply with the COVID Checklist.
  • It is not possible for contact sports to observe physical distancing while undertaking activity, however physical distancing should be observed at all other times, where possible.
  • Whilst not mandatory, it's best practice to continue to clean frequently touched surfaces and shared equipment.
  • Indoor spaces associated with outdoor venues such as clubhouses are required to follow occupant density requirements of one person per two square metres.

Recreation

  • Recreation activity providers can operate with physical contact permitted on the field of play/activity space.
  • Physical distancing is required off the field of play/activity space to the extent possible.
  • Indoor spaces that are used as part of delivering outdoor activities must comply with occupant density of one person per two square metres, excluding sleeping areas.
  • Community facilities such as recreation centres and youth centres are required to comply with the COVID Safe Checklist and occupant density requirements. This also includes the collection of contact information through the Check In Qld app.
  • Caravan and camping grounds are not required to collect contact information each time a guest enters the accommodation, however it must be collected upon entering for the first time.

Outdoor gyms and equipment

  • Outdoor gyms and equipment are permitted to operate with physical distancing required to the extent possible.

Indoor gyms, studios, and health clubs

  • Compliance with the COVID Safe Checklist. This includes the collection of contact information through the Check In Qld app.
  • The total number of people permitted at an indoor venue is to be based on occupant density of one person per two square metres.
  • Physical distancing is required to the extent possible.

Check In Qld app

From 9 July 2021, the Check In Qld app will be mandatory for parts of our industry:

  • Gyms, health clubs and fitness centres, including boot camps and personal training
  • Indoor sports and swimming pools
  • Community facilities and recreation centres
  • Indoor events
  • Outdoor events with dancing (such as festivals)
  • Outdoor recreation, such as caravan parks and camping areas
  • Short-term residential facilities such as outdoor education accommodation providers

For more information and to register your organisation, please visit Check In Qld.

Face Masks

Masks must be worn at stadiums, at an airport, and on a domestic or international flight departing of arriving in Queensland.

South East Queensland (Local Government Areas: Brisbane, Ipswich, Logan City, Moreton Bay, Redlands, Gold Coast, Somerset, Lockyer Valley, Scenic Rim, Sunshine Coast, Noosa)

You must continue to carry a mask with you at all times when you leave home (unless you have a lawful reason not to) and wear:

  • outdoors when physical distancing is not possible.
  • indoors unless eating or drinking
  • regardless of whether you are indoors or outdoors, you are not required to wear a face mask when vigorously exercising.

Rest of Queensland

  • Everyone is encouraged to carry and wear a mask when physically distancing is not possible.

More information

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:

The Sport and Recreation team can also be contacted on:

Last updated:
2 September 2021