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Superseded - Restrictions for Impacted Areas Direction (No. 4)

This direction has been superseded on 29 June 2021. See the current Restrictions for Impacted Areas (No. 15) (SEQ eased restrictions Stage 3) Direction.

Summary

Effective from: 1am AEST 29 June 2021

Posted: 29 June 2021

Superseded on: 29 June 2021

Direction from Chief Health Officer in accordance with emergency powers arising from the declared public health emergency

Restrictions for Impacted Areas (No. 4)

Public Health Act 2005 (Qld)

Section 362B

On 29 January 2020, under the Public Health Act 2005, the Minister for Health and Minister for Ambulance Services made an order declaring a public health emergency in relation to coronavirus disease (COVID-19). The public health emergency area specified in the order is for ‘all of Queensland’. Its duration has been extended by regulation to 29 June 2021 and may be further extended.

Further to this declaration, l, Dr Jeannette Young, Chief Health Officer, reasonably believe it is necessary to give the following direction pursuant to the powers under s 362B of the Public Health Act 2005 to assist in containing, or to respond to, the spread of COVID-19 within the community.

Citation

  1. This Public Health Direction may be referred to as the Restrictions for Impacted Areas Direction (No. 4).

Commencement and application

  1. This Direction applies from 1.00am on 29 June 2021 until 1.00am on 13 July 2021, unless it is revoked or replaced.

  2. To the extent of any inconsistency between this Direction and the Restrictions on Businesses, Activities and Undertakings Direction (No. 21), Movement and Gathering Direction (No. 11), or their successors, or another public health direction made under section 362B of the Public Health Act 2005, this Direction prevails.

PART 1 – DIRECTION – MOVEMENT AND GATHERING

Outdoor gatherings of up to 30 persons

  1. A person must not attend a gathering of more than 30 people in an outdoor space that is not a residence regardless of whether the people attending are members of the same household or not.

Receiving visitors at a residence

  1. Subject to paragraphs 7 and 8, a person who is an owner, resident, tenant, occupier, temporary occupier or person in control of a residence must not organise or allow a gathering of more than 30 people including the members of the person’s household at the residence.

    Example – relatives staying temporarily from another State or Territory at the time of commencement of this Direction are included as part of the household for the purposes of this Direction.

  2. Paragraph 5 does not prevent workers or volunteers entering a place of residence and they are not counted for the purpose of paragraph 5.

  3. Paragraph 5 does not apply to a residential aged care facility, hospital or shared disability accommodation service.

    Note – The Residential Aged Care Direction, Disability Accommodation Services Direction (No. 19) and the Hospital Visitors Direction (No. 21) or their successors restrict visitors to those facilities. Other Public Health Directions may be made applying to other types of facilities.

  4. An owner, resident, tenant, occupier, temporary occupier or person in control of premises, including a residence, must take reasonable steps to encourage occupants of, and visitors to, the premises to practise physical distancing to the extent reasonably practicable.

Gatherings of up to 30 persons in non-residences

  1. A person who owns, controls or operates a premises, other than a residence, must not organise or allow a gathering of more than 30 people to occur on the premises.

Example – vacant land, empty warehouse. A workplace is not a premises for this paragraph.

Physical distancing

  1. A person who is leaving their principal place of residence must practise physical distancing while outside their principal place of residence, to the extent reasonably practicable and wear a mask as required by Part 3.

Quarantine

  1. A person who is required to quarantine under another Public Health Direction or a direction of an emergency officer under the Public Health Act 2005, must comply with the terms of the direction to quarantine and may not leave the premises in which they are quarantining unless permitted under the terms of those orders or directions.

PART 2 – DIRECTION – RESTRICTED BUSINESSESS, ACTIVITIES AND UNDERTAKINGS

  1. A restricted business, activity or undertaking is a business, activity or undertaking specified in column 1 of Schedule 3.

  2. A person who owns, controls or operates a restricted business, activity or undertaking in an impacted area, including operating at a private residence, or in a public space, may operate the business, activity or undertaking in accordance with:

    1. any restrictions or allowances listed in column 2 of Schedule 3; and

    2. the occupant density requirements in paragraph 15; and

    3. the COVID Safe requirements in paragraph 17 and 18; and

    4. the requirement to collect contact information as required in paragraph 19; and

    5. public health controls.

  3. To the extent of any inconsistency:

    1. this Direction prevails over the Restrictions on Business, Activities and Undertakings Direction (No. 21); and

    2. this Direction prevails over a COVID Safe Checklist, COVID Safe Event Checklist, COVID Safe Site Specific Plan and COVID Safe Professional Sporting Code Plan; and COVID Safe Framework; and

    3. the COVID Safe Checklist – Impacted Areas and COVID Safe Event ChecklistImpacted Areas prevail over a COVID Safe Site Specific Plan or COVID Safe Professional Sporting Code Plan.

Example – a Site Specific Plan or a COVID Safe Checklist may refer to an occupant density of no more than one person per two square metres in settings such as restaurants. However, a restaurant may only have one person per 4 square metres indoors in accordance with this Direction.

Occupant density requirements

  1. Occupant density means:

    Indoor spaces

    1. in an indoor space of 200 square metres or less, no more than 1 person per 2 square metres (up to a maximum of 50 people) for areas open to or used by guests or patrons; and

    2. in an indoor space over 200 square metres, the greater of –

      1. no more than 1 person per 4 square metres for areas open to or used by guests or patrons; or

      2. up to 100 per cent of seated venue capacity provided all guests or patrons are in ticketed and allocated seating.

      Example of an area open to or used by guests - for a cafe or restaurant, the dining area, but not the kitchen.

    Outdoor spaces

    1. for outdoor spaces or venues, the greater of –

      1. no more than one person per 2 square metres for areas used by guests or patrons; or
      2. up to 100 per cent of seated venue capacity provided all guests or patrons are in ticketed and allocated seating.

      Example – outdoor venues and spaces include outdoor dining, beer gardens, theme parks and zoos.

      Wedding ceremonies and funerals

    2. for wedding ceremonies and funerals, density is limited to a maximum of 100 people irrespective of occupant density.

Seated patrons

  1. A person who owns, controls or operates a restricted business, activity or undertaking in an impacted area that serves food or drink must operate for seated patrons only, including operating in an outdoor space.

    Example – bar, restaurant, café, pubs.

COVID Safe Checklist

  1. A person who owns, controls or operates a restricted business, activity or undertaking in an impacted area must operate the business, activity or undertaking in accordance with the Covid Safe Checklist - Impacted Areas or, for an event, the COVID Safe Event Checklist – Impacted Areas unless a different plan or checklist is specified in Schedule 3.

  2. Until 1.00am on Friday 9 July 2021 a restricted business, activity or undertaking in an impacted area may continue to operate under the COVID Safe Framework as permitted under Part 4 of Restrictions on Businesses, Activities and Undertakings Direction (No. 21), subject to complying with all other requirements of this Direction including occupant density, seated patrons and dancing requirements.

Collection of contact information

  1. A person who owns, controls or operates a restricted business, activity or undertaking in an impacted area must collect contact information in accordance with the Restrictions on Businesses, Activities and Undertakings Direction (No. 21), or its successor.

    Note: the Restrictions on Businesses, Activities and Undertakings Direction (No. 21), requires businesses to use the Check In Qld app (exceptions apply in certain circumstances).

Dancing

  1. A person who owns, controls or operates a restricted business, activity or undertaking in an impacted area must not operate an area for dancing.

    Example – a nightclub must not operate an area for dancing but may use the space for seated dining or drinking.

  2. Despite paragraph 20, a person who owns, controls or operates a restricted business, activity or undertaking in an impacted area may allow dancing at a:

    1. wedding ceremony or wedding reception, limited to a maximum of 20 people; or

    2. dance studio or dance class, subject to occupant density; or

    3. performers as part of a performance.

  3. A non-restricted business, activity or undertaking may otherwise operate as normal, with physical distancing observed and subject to any other requirements in this Direction such as face masks and any other requirements in other public health directions.

PART 3— FACE MASKS

  1. This part applies to a person who:

    1. is in an impacted area; or

    2. has been in an impacted area at any time from 1.00am 29 June 2021 unless 14 days have passed since the person was last in an impacted area.

  2. A person mentioned in paragraph 23 must:

    1. carry a face mask at all times; and

    2. wear a face mask covering the nose and mouth at all times if they are in an indoor space or an outdoor space including:

      1. if they are on public transport infrastructure or at public transport infrastructure; or

        Example – when on a train or waiting at a train platform.

      2. if they are in a commercial passenger vehicle or waiting in a designated outdoor space that is not a residence for a commercial passenger vehicle; or

        Example – waiting for a taxi at a taxi rank, waiting for a rideshare at a designated pick-up area.

        Note –
        a driver of a commercial passenger vehicle must wear a mask.

      3. If they have any symptoms consistent with COVID-19; or

      4. if they are required to do so in accordance with any other Public Health Directions in effect under section 362B of the Public Health Act 2005; or

        Example – under the Mandatory Face Masks Direction (No. 2) or its successors, a person must wear a face mask at all times while on a domestic commercial aircraft flying in Queensland airspace.

      5. are directed to do so by an emergency officer (public health).

  1. The requirements under paragraph 24 do not apply:

    1. to infants and children under the age of 12 years; or

    2. to a person in an indoor space that is a residence, temporary accommodation or a workplace, unless the person cannot practise physical distancing in the workplace or if required by another Public Health Direction in effect under section 362B of the Public Health Act 2005; or

      Note – the Residential Aged Care Direction or its successors requires staff to wear face masks in certain circumstances.

      Note – see definition of workplace – staff at a retail food service must wear masks if they interact with patrons.

    3. to a person in an outdoor space, including a workplace, if the person can maintain physical distance from people who are not members of their household; or

    4. to a person travelling alone in a private vehicle or with only the members of their household; or

    5. to school students onsite at an education premises or attending outside school hours care; or

      Example – vacation care.

    6. to a prisoner in a corrective services facility, subject to any policies or requirements of that facility; or

    7. to a detainee in a detention centre, subject to any policies or requirements of that centre; or

    8. to a resident of a residential aged care facility or a shared disability accommodation service, subject to any policies or requirements of a facility or service; or

    9. to a person who has a physical or mental health illness or condition, or disability, which makes wearing a face mask unsuitable; or

      Examples – persons who have obstructed breathing, a serious skin condition on their face, an intellectual disability, a mental health illness, or who have experienced trauma.

    10. to a person communicating with those who are deaf or hard of hearing, where the ability to see the mouth is essential for communication; or

    11. if the nature of a person’s work or education means that clear enunciation or visibility of the mouth is essential; or

      Examples – teaching, lecturing, learning, or live broadcasting.

    12. to a person who is a patron at a retail food service, but not a food court; or

      Example – cafes, restaurants, bars and pubs.

    13. if the person is consuming food, drink or medicine; or

    14. if a person is undergoing dental or medical care or treatment to the extent that such care or treatment requires that no face mask be worn; or

    15. if a person is receiving a service from a business, activity or undertaking which is permitted to operate under and is operating in accordance with, this Direction, to the extent that it is not reasonably practicable to receive that service wearing a face mask; or

    16. if a person is providing a service from a business, activity or undertaking which is permitted to operate under, and is operating in accordance with, this Direction, to the extent that it is not reasonably practicable to receive that service wearing a face mask; or

    17. if a person is asked to remove the face mask to ascertain identity; or

      Examples – a person may be asked by police, security, or airport staff to remove a face mask to ascertain identity or when purchasing alcohol or cigarettes.

    18. to a person engaged in strenuous physical exercise; or

      Example – exercise in or above the aerobic zone including high-intensity interval training, cycling, running.

    19. to a person for whom wearing a face mask would create any other serious risk to that person’s life or health and safety, including if determined through work Occupational Health and Safety guidelines; or

      Examples – a person who is swimming in an indoor pool or undertaking work where a mask could become tangled in machinery.

    20. to a person being married while in the process of being married; or

    21. for emergency purposes; or

      Examples – a person escaping a fire or a risk of harm related to domestic and family violence or sexual violence.

    22. if required or authorised by law; or

    23. if doing so is not safe in all the circumstances.

  1. A person who removes their face mask under paragraph 24 must resume wearing the face mask as soon as practicable after the circumstance ends.

    Examples – a person must resume wearing a face mask as soon as they finish eating, broadcasting or receiving medical care.

Note – For further information on the use of face masks, please refer to the Queensland Health website as updated from time to time: https://www.qld.gov.au/health/conditions/health-alerts/coronavirus-covid-19/protect-yourself-others/face-masks.

PART 4 – EXEMPTIONS

  1. The Chief Health Officer, Deputy Chief Health Officer or their delegate may give a person or class of persons an exemption from a requirement of this Direction if extreme exceptional circumstances exist, except from a requirement under Part 2.

  2. An exemption may be given on conditions and if so, the person given the exemption must comply with the conditions.

PART 5 – PENALTIES

A person to whom the direction applies commits an offence if the person fails, without reasonable excuse, to comply with the direction.

Section 362D of the Public Health Act 2005 provides:

Failure to comply with public health directions

  • A person to whom a public health direction applies must comply with the direction unless the person has a reasonable excuse.
  • Maximum penalty—100 penalty units or 6 months imprisonment.

Dr Jeannette Young
Chief Health Officer

28 June 2021

Published on the Queensland Health website at 1am 29 June 2021.

SCHEDULE 1 – DEFINITIONS

For the purposes of this Public Health Direction:

Commercial passenger vehicle means a taxi, rideshare or commercial shuttle service.

Contact information means the contact information collected in accordance with the Restrictions on Businesses, Activities and Undertakings Direction (No. 21) or its successor.

Corrective services facility has the same meaning as in the Corrective Services Act 2006.

Covid Safe Checklist - Impacted Areas means the COVID Safe Checklist for impacted areas published on the Queensland Health website.

Covid Safe Event Checklist - Impacted Areas means the COVID Safe Checklist for impacted areas published on the Queensland Health website.

COVID Safe Checklist has the same meaning as Restrictions on Businesses, Activities and Undertakings Direction (No. 21) or its successors.

COVID Safe Event Checklist has the same meaning as Restrictions on Businesses, Activities and Undertakings Direction (No. 21) or its successors.

COVID Safe Framework means the framework in the Restrictions on Businesses, Activities and Undertakings Direction (No. 20) for a business still operating under the framework, until 9 July 2021.

COVID Safe Professional Sporting Code Plan has the same meaning as Restrictions on Businesses, Activities and Undertakings Direction (No. 21) or its successors.

COVID Safe Site Specific Plan has the same meaning as Restrictions on Businesses, Activities and Undertakings Direction (No. 21) or its successors.

Detention centre has the same meaning as in the Youth Justice Act 1992.

Emergency officer (public health) means an emergency officer appointed under the Public Health Act 2005.

Face mask means a flat surgical mask, P2/N95 mask or a cloth mask with three layers that covers the nose and mouth (but does not include a face shield).

Example – a scarf or bandana is not a face mask.

Gathering means a gathering of more than 30 persons in a single undivided outdoor space or indoor space at the same time, but does not include a gathering:

  1. at an airport that is necessary for the normal business of the airport;

  2. for the purposes of or related to public transportation, including in vehicles or at public transportation facilities such as stations, platforms and stops;

  3. at a medical or health service facility that is necessary for the normal business of the facilities;

  4. for the purposes of emergency services or disaster management;

  5. at a residential aged care facility or a shared disability accommodation service, that is necessary for the normal business of the facility or residence;

  6. at a prison, corrective services facility, detention centre or other place of custody;

  7. at a court or tribunal;

  8. for the purposes of an investigation or action by a law enforcement authority;

  9. for the purposes of complying with or giving effect to the exercise of power or function of a government agency or entity under a law;

  10. for the purposes of national security;

  11. at Parliament for the purpose of its normal operations;

  12. at a business, facility or service operating in accordance with, or not restricted under, the Restrictions on Businesses, Activities or Undertakings Direction (No. 21), or its successor, or another Public Health Direction;

    Example – wedding, funeral, accommodation facilities, retail store, shopping centre

  13. at a workplace, including but not limited to an office building, factory, manufacturing facility, resource extraction, mine or mineral processing facility, utilities or construction sites that is necessary for the normal operation of those premises;

  14. at a school, university, educational institution or childcare facility, that is necessary for the normal business of the facility;

  15. at an indoor place where persons may be present for the purposes of transiting through the place;

    Example – Central Station

  1. specified as exempt from this direction by the Chief Health Officer in writing.

Household means persons who ordinarily live at the same residence, including if family or kinship customs or cultural obligations have the effect of a person living across multiple residences and includes people residing at the residence at the commencement of this Direction.

Example – relatives staying temporarily from another State or Territory at the time of commencement of this Direction are included as part of the household for the purposes of this Direction.

Impacted area means an area specified in Schedule 2 of this Direction consisting of the local government areas whose names and boundaries are provided for by the Local Government Regulation 2012 or the City of Brisbane Regulation 2012.

Indoor space means an area, room or premises that is or are substantially enclosed by a roof and walls, regardless of whether the roof or walls or any part of them are:

  1. permanent or temporary; or

  2. open or closed.

Major Sports Stadiums include facilities managed by Stadiums Queensland (for example: North Queensland Stadium (Queensland Country Bank Stadium), The Gabba, Suncorp Stadium, Metricon Stadium, Queensland Tennis Centre).

Non-restricted business, activity or undertaking means a business, activity or undertaking that is not listed in Schedule 3 of this Direction.

Note: a business not listed in Schedule 3 may still be subject to contact information and other requirements in the Restrictions on Businesses, Activities and Undertakings Direction (No. 21) or successors.

Occupant density see paragraph 15.

Outdoor space means a space that is not an indoor space.

Physical distancing includes remaining at least 1.5 metres away from other persons where possible.

Premises has the same meaning as in Schedule 2 of the Public Health Act 2005, and also includes land and vessels.

Principal place of residence means:

  1. for a person who permanently resides in Queensland, the residence where the person ordinarily resides; or

  2. for a person who temporarily resides in Queensland, the residence where the person ordinarily resides when the person in present in Queensland.

Public health controls are measures to reduce public health risks. These measures may include environmental cleaning, hygiene measures, regular washing of hands, availability of hand sanitiser and avoiding handshaking.

Public health officer includes an emergency officer (general), a contact tracing officer or an authorised person under section 377 of the Public Health Act 2005.

Public transport infrastructure has the same meaning as in the Transport Operations (Passenger Transport) Act 1994.

Residence means premises used, or intended to be used, as a dwelling or mainly as a dwelling, and includes the land on which the residence is situated, and includes:

  1. a single detached dwelling;

  2. each of one or more attached dwellings that are separated by a common wall;

    Examples for paragraph (b) — villa unit, townhouse, terrace house, row house, unit in an apartment block.

  3. a manufactured home as defined in section 10 of the Manufactured Homes (Residential Parks) Act 2003;

  4. a caravan as defined in section 7 of the Residential Tenancies and Rooming Accommodation Act 2008;

  5. any other building or structure situated on the same land as the premises or dwelling.

    Examples for paragraph (e) – shed, pool house, carport, granny flat.

Residence does not include a residential aged care facility, corrective services facility or detention centre.

Residential aged care facility means a facility at which accommodation, and personal care or nursing care or both, are provided to a person in respect of whom a residential care subsidy or a flexible care subsidy is payable under the Aged Care Act 1997 of the Commonwealth.

Resident has the meaning given in section 14 of the Residential Tenancies and Rooming Accommodation Act 2008.

Restricted business, activity or undertaking is defined in paragraph 13.

Retail food service means a retail business which provides food and/or drink, whether pre-prepared or prepared on site. This includes, but is not limited to cafes, restaurants and fast-food outlets.

Shared disability accommodation service means a service, including the forensic disability service under the Forensic Disability Act 2011, where:

  1. four or more people with disability reside with people who are not members of their family; and

  2. the residents share enclosed common living areas within the facility whether inside or outside, and

  3. the residents are provided with disability supports within the facility.

Symptoms consistent with COVID-19 means fever or history of fever, symptoms of acute respiratory infection (cough, shortness of breath, sore throat), loss of smell, loss of taste, runny nose, diarrhoea, nausea, vomiting or fatigue.

Tenant has the meaning given in section 13 of the Residential Tenancies and Rooming Accommodation Act 2008.

Temporary accommodation means a private room or premises a person is staying in temporarily, but does not include communal areas of an accommodation facility that other persons separate to the person’s booking may access.

Example – a person does not need to wear a mask in a hotel room or holiday apartment, but would need to wear a mask in indoor communal areas of the facility unless excluded by this Direction.

Ticketed and allocated seating means fixed seating where a patron is:

  1. given a record of their assigned seat number by way of a ticket; and

  2. remains in their assigned seat to the extent possible while they are present at the venue or event.

Vessel means a commercial vessel, research vessel or government vessel that is in Australian waters and is 50 metres or more in length. It does not apply to cruise vessels, private vessels, super yachts or recreational vessels.

Workplace means a place where a person is undertaking work on a paid or voluntary basis but does not include a commercial passenger vehicle or a retail food service to the extent that staff interact with patrons.

Example – kitchen staff at a café who do not interact with patrons do not need to wear a mask, however wait staff must wear a mask.

SCHEDULE 2 – IMPACTED AREAS

Local Government Areas

Brisbane City Council

Ipswich City Council

Logan City Council

Moreton Bay Regional Council

Redland City Council

Sunshine Coast Regional Council

Gold Coast City Council

Noosa Shire Council

Somerset Regional Council

Lockyer Valley Regional Council

Scenic Rim Regional Council

Schedule 3

Column 1 Column 2
Business, activity, undertaking, premises or place Other Restrictions and Allowances
Schedule 3A – (hospitality businesses) 
Food and drink 
Retail food services (including cafes, restaurants, fast-food outlets) Contact information is not required to be collected for takeaway service and home delivery.
Food courts  
Entertainment venues 
Pubs, licensed clubs, RSL clubs, function centres, bars, wineries, distilleries and microbreweries, and licensed premises in hotels Contact information is not required to be collected for takeaway service and home delivery.
High risk businesses, activities and undertakings 
Nightclubs  
Schedule 3B – other restricted businesses 
Retail 
Auction houses  
Real estate auctions and open house inspections  
Beauty and personal care services 
  • Hairdressing

  • Beauty therapy (for example, facials, makeup, waxing and laser treatments)

  • Nail services (including manicures, pedicures)

  • Tanning

  • Cosmetic injections

  • Personal appearance services where skin penetration is used (example - tattooing, body piercing, skin implants, hair implants, microneedling)

  • Massage (therapeutic)

  • Day spas and wellness centres (excluding water-based spa services such as saunas and bathhouses)

  • Non-therapeutic massage

  • Water-based spa services such as saunas, bathhouses and floatation services

 
Entertainment venues 
Casinos, gaming or gambling venues including wagering outlets that are open to, and accessible by, members of the public  
Major Sports Stadiums  
Concert venues, theatres, auditoriums and cinemas Performers are permitted to dance.

Convention centres

Show grounds

 
Theme parks, outdoor amusement parks, tourism experiences and arcades Live aboard and passenger vessels where passengers are accommodated overnight may operate in accordance with occupant density up to a maximum of 99 passengers
Indoor play centres  
Events 

Indoor events

(Example – cultural festivals, expos)

An event held at a particular venue listed in Schedule 1A or 1B must also comply with a Site Specific Plan for the venue if one is in effect.

In accordance with paragraph 14, to the extent of any inconsistency with the Site Specific Plan the COVID Safe Event Checklist – Impacted Areas prevails.

Must operate in accordance with occupant density for indoor spaces.

Outdoor events

(Example – marathons, cultural festivals, fetes, expos)

An event held at a particular venue listed in Schedule 1A or 1B must also comply with a Site Specific Plan for the venue if one is in effect.

Must operate in compliance with an COVID Safe Event Checklist - Impacted Areas.

Must operate in accordance with occupant density for outdoor spaces.

Leisure and recreation 
Gyms, health clubs, fitness centres, yoga, barre, spin facilities dance studios, boot camps and personal training Dancing is allowed in dance studios and dance classes.

Indoor sports

  • Indoor sporting centres and venues

  • Indoor social sporting-based activities

  • community sports clubs

Sport in indoor spaces must comply with occupant density off the field of play.

Occupant density does not apply on the field of play.

Example – spectators watching an indoor basketball game must observe physical distancing to the extent possible. Participants, coaches, officials and other support functions (trainers, medical staff etc) are not required to observe the person per square metre occupant density rule on the field.

Outdoor social sporting-based activities, outdoor community sports

Spectators must observe physical distancing off the field of play.

Occupant density does not apply on the field of play.

Indoor swimming pools

  • training/ rehabilitation purposes

  • use of indoor public pools for swimming lessons or recreational purposes

Must observe physical distancing out of the pool. Occupant density does not apply in the pool.

Example – spectators and coaches at a water polo game must observe physical distancing to the extent possible. Players are not required to observe the person per square metre occupant density rule in the pool.

Note – indoor occupant density requirements apply to shared change rooms.

Applies to indoor swimming pools and associated indoor facilities only.

Does not apply to an indoor swimming pool that is:

(a) not open to the general public, such as a pool in a hotel, motel, other temporary accommodation or apartment complex; and (b) is only used by registered guests of the hotel, motel or other temporary accommodation who have provided contact information to the accommodation, or by permanent residents of the accommodation.

Residential facilities 
Hostels, bed and breakfasts, backpackers, boarding houses Note – facilities that accommodate seasonal workers must comply with the Seasonal Workers Health Management and International Quarantine Plans Direction (No. 2) or its successor
Short term rentals and short term accommodation (for example, serviced apartments including holiday rentals, holiday accommodation or hosting accommodation provided through online booking platforms)
  • Facilities must only allow the number of persons permitted under the specific booking, letting or rental agreement for the premises or part of the premises to remain there overnight.

Note – facilities may also need to comply with the Seasonal Workers Health Management and International Quarantine Plans Direction (No. 2) or its successor

Outdoor recreation 

Caravan and camping parks

Occupant density does not apply.
Zoos, aquariums and wildlife centres  
Non-residential institutions 
Galleries, museums, national and state institutions and historic sites

An event held at these venues will need to comply with the relevant indoor or outdoor event requirements.

State and local government libraries

An event held at these venues will need to comply with the relevant indoor or outdoor event requirements.

Community facilities (such as community centres and halls, recreation centres, youth centres, community clubs, RSLs, PCYCs) excluding any dining, gaming or hospitality business in the facility

An event held at these venues will need to comply with the relevant indoor or outdoor event requirements.

A dining, gaming or hospitality business in the facility must comply with the requirements for those businesses.

Wedding ceremonies

Wedding ceremonies are limited to a maximum of 100 people irrespective of occupant density.

Note: despite dancing restrictions, dancing at a wedding reception is permitted to a maximum of 20 people in the bridal party.

Note – the number of people permitted to attend a wedding reception (as distinguished from a wedding ceremony) is based on the requirements for the business, activity, undertaking, premises or place where the reception is held.

Example – if a wedding reception is hosted by a restaurant, the requirements in paragraph 12, including occupant density and the COVID Safe Checklist, would determine how many guests could attend.

Funerals

Funerals are limited to a maximum of 100 people irrespective of occupant density.

Other religious and civil ceremonies, places of worship  
Universities and other higher education institutions such as TAFEs and RTOs  
Professional and elite sport 
Professional sporting codes, elite sport, elite athletes The occupant density requirements do not apply on the field of play. Physical distancing applies off the field of play to the extent possible.
High risk businesses, activities and undertakings 
Adult entertainment venues (strip clubs), brothels, sex on premises venues and sole operator sex workers No dancing, with the exception of performers.
Last updated: 29 June 2021