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.

Queensland’s new Roadmap to Easing COVID-19 restrictions outlines the staged approach to giving Queenslanders more freedom to travel, participate in more activities and hold more gatherings.

Moving to Stage 4 further eases some of the restrictions currently impacting the sport, recreation and fitness industry.

Complying with the restrictions for Stage 4

Industry COVID Safe Plans still play an integral role in the continuation of sport, recreation and fitness activities.

When an Industry COVID Safe Plan exists, organisations must comply in order for standard activity to be conducted.

For more information, email the Sport and Recreation team at SR_Covid19@npsr.qld.gov.au.

Stage 4

Under stage 4, all these restrictions still apply:

  • 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.
  • Keep following the mandatory record keeping requirements for tracking and tracing purposes.
  • Standing dining and drinking is now permitted with an approved Industry COVID Safe Plan or Checklist
  • Gyms, health clubs, and yoga studios can be open (occupant density requirements based on the venue’s size)
  • Resumption of events must be in line with Industry Framework for COVID Safe 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.

Stadiums

Community or boutique stadiums with an approved Site-Specific Plan can have increased capacity.

  • Indoor venues can have the greater of:
    • up to 50% of seated venue capacity; or
    • one person per 4 square metres.
  • Outdoor venues can have up to 75% of seated venue capacity.

Recreation

  • Recreation activity providers can operate with physical contact permitted on the field of play/activity space.
  • When operating indoors, the total number of people permitted to attend is based on occupant density requirements:
    • 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.
  • Physical distancing is required off the field of play/activity space.
  • Prior to conducting informal activities, please review the current Movement and Gatherings Health Direction.
  • 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 is required for tracking and tracing purposes.

Last updated:
12 October 2020