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Masks compulsory in Brisbane fitness and sport centres

Masks compulsory in Brisbane fitness and sport centres
January 12, 2021

With Greater Brisbane's three-day lockdown having ended as of 6pm yesterday evening, Queensland’s Chief Health Officer Dr Jeannette Young has confirmed masks must been worn in all indoor sport centres and gyms, as well as other locations, over the next 10 days.

Queensland’s indoor mask mandate replaces the previous rule of one person per 7 metre².

Dr Young also specified that social distancing requirement for restaurants and hospitality venues over 200 metre² will go back to one guest per 4 metre².

Venues under 200 metre² will remain at one per 2 metre² while travel with the Greater Brisbane area and across Queensland is now unrestricted.

She stressed that “sensible precautions” will remain in the Greater Brisbane hotspot, and for people who have been in the Greater Brisbane hotspot since 2nd January, for a further 10 days.

• Must be worn in indoor places including shopping centres and supermarkets, gyms, workplaces where people cannot socially distance and where it is safe, places of worship, libraries, public transport, taxis and ride share vehicles 
• Must be carried at all times
• Are not required to be worn when outdoors at a safe distance from other people (for example, walking a dog), in private vehicles or doing strenuous exercise

Businesses and Venues
• Indoors: 1 person per 4 metre²
• Outdoors: 1 person per 2 metre²
• Seated eating and drinking only
• Smaller venues up to 200 sqm: 1 person per 2 metre² up to a maximum of 50
• No dancing except for weddings

• Up to 20 in homes and public spaces
• Weddings: up to 100. No restriction on dancing
• Funerals: up to 100
• Indoor concert venues or theatres: 50% capacity or 1 person per 4 sqm whichever is greater
• Outdoor stadiums: 50% capacity with COVIDSafe plans

The Queensland’s COVIDSafe Future roadmap will be published and continuously updated on the Queensland Health website.

Click here for more information.

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