Restrictions for sport, recreation, and fitness organisations

Restrictions for sport, recreation, and fitness organisations

Getting Queenslanders active is a key priority. Restarting activities in stages will ensure we keep everyone safe, healthy and moving.

This staged approach is in line with directions from National Cabinet and Queensland’s Roadmap to easing restrictions.

Complying with the restrictions for Stage 3

Industry COVID Safe Plans played an integral role in some sport, recreation and fitness activities resuming under Stage 2 easing of restrictions.

Under Stage 3, where an Industry COVID Safe Plan exists, organisations must comply in order for standard activity to be conducted.

To evaluate your organisation’s preparedness to return to play, see the:

For more information, contact the Sport and Recreation team:

Stage 3: from 3 July 2020

This stage is focused on returning to more normal operation in accordance with the Health Direction:

  • the total number of people to attend the activity, training and competition at indoor venues is to be based on occupant density of:
    • 1 person per 2 square metres for venues 200 square metres or less (up to a total of 50), and
    • 1 person per 4 square metres for venues of 200 square metres or more.
  • for outdoor venues, physical distancing off the field of play is required.
  • resumption of activity including competition and physical contact which is permitted on the field of play only.
  • at all other times, participants, coaches, officials, trainers and spectators are to observe physical distancing requirements.
  • mandatory record keeping requirements for tracking and tracing purposes
  • dining in (including canteens set up with tables and chairs) with an approved Industry COVID Safe Plan
  • gyms, health clubs, yoga studios (occupant density requirements based on the venue’s size)
  • resumption of event activities should align with the COVID Safe Plan for Events.

Sport

Indoor sport

  • Resumption of indoor activity including competition and physical contact is permitted on the field of play only.
  • The total number of people to attend the activity, training and competition at indoor venues is to be based on occupant density of:
    • 1 person per 2 square metres for venues 200 square metres or less (up to a total of 50), and
    • 1 person per 4 square metres for venues of 200 square metres or more.
  • Physical distancing is required off the field of play/activity space.
  • Where possible, sport should be scheduled to ensure there is limited co-mingling between participation groups.
  • Mandatory record keeping required for tracking and tracing purposes for all in attendance, including spectators.
  • Consider group segmentation and buffer zones as appropriate to manage risks.

Outdoor sport

  • For outdoor venues, physical distancing off the field of play is required.
  • Where possible, sport will be scheduled to ensure there is limited co-mingling between participation groups.
  • Mandatory record keeping required for tracking and tracing purposes for all in attendance including spectators.
  • Consider group segmentation and buffer zones as appropriate to manage risks.

Recreation

  • Family and friends can gather and participate in indoor and outdoor activities while maintaining physical distancing (1.5 metres). This includes hiking and other recreational activities in local, state and national parks.
  • 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).

Outdoor gyms and equipment

  • Outdoor gyms and equipment are permitted to operate with 1.5 metres between participants (unless they are members of the same household).

Indoor gyms, studios and health clubs

  • The total number of people permitted at an indoor venue is to be based on occupant density of:
    • 1 person per 2 square metres for venues 200 square metres or less (up to a total of 50), and
    • 1 person per 4 square metres for venues greater than 200 square metres.
  • Mandatory record keeping required for tracking and tracing purposes.

Last updated:
3 July 2020