Skip links and keyboard navigation

Superseded - Restrictions for Impacted Areas Direction (No. 6)

This direction has been superseded on 2 July 2021. See the current Restrictions for Impacted Areas (No. 15) (SEQ eased restrictions Stage 3) Direction.

Summary

Effective from: 6pm AEST 29 June 2021

Posted: 30 June 2021

Superseded on: 2 July 2021

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

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 27 September 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. 6).

Revocation

  1. The Restrictions for Impacted Areas Direction (No. 5) is replaced by this Direction.

Commencement and application

  1. This Direction applies from 6.00pm on 29 June 2021 until 6.00pm on 2 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 – HOME CONFINEMENT AND MOVEMENT

  1. This part applies to a person who:

    1. is in an impacted area; or

    2. is not in an impacted area but has been in an impacted area at any time from 6.00pm on 29 June 2021.

  2. A person who resides in an impacted area, or who has been in an impacted area at any time from 6.00pm on 29 June 2021, must not leave their principal place of residence from the time this Direction commences except for, and only to the extent reasonably necessary to accomplish, the following permitted purposes within the person’s impacted area:

    1. to obtain food or other essential goods or services;

    2. to obtain medical treatment or other health care services;

    3. to undertake a COVID-19 test;

    4. to receive a scheduled COVID-19 vaccination;

    5. to engage in physical exercise outdoors with one other person or with members of the person’s household;

    6. to perform work or volunteering, or carry out or conduct an essential business, activity or undertaking, and the work, business activity or undertaking to be performed is of a nature that cannot reasonably be performed from the person’s principal place of residence;

    7. to visit another person’s residence in accordance with paragraph 11;

    8. to visit a terminally ill relative;

    9. to attend a funeral or wedding, subject to any applicable restrictions under this Direction;

    10. to provide assistance, care or support to an immediate family member or vulnerable dependant;

      Example – a vulnerable dependant may be an extended family member or friend that a person supports for essentials such as shopping or cooking or providing meals.

    11. to attend any court or tribunal of Australia or to comply with or give effect to orders of the court or tribunal of Australia;

    12. to attend a childcare facility;

    13. to attend a school, outside school hours care, university, or other educational institution, to the extent instruction or care cannot reasonably be obtained in the person’s principal place of residence;

    14. to assist with or participate in an investigation or other action by a law enforcement authority, whether voluntarily or not;

    15. for children under 18 years who do not live in the same household as their biological parents or siblings or one of their parents or siblings, to continue existing arrangements for access to, and contact between, parents and children and siblings, but not allowing access or contact with vulnerable groups or persons;

      Example of a vulnerable group or person – a person over 70 years or a person with a medical condition that makes them vulnerable to COVID-19

    16. to avoid injury or illness or to escape a risk of harm;

      Example – escaping a risk of harm related to domestic and family violence; or accessing support from a domestic and family violence support service.

    17. to comply with or give effect to the exercise of a power or function of a government agency or entity under a law.

    18. to return to their principal place of residence after leaving for a permitted purpose above.

  3. Despite the permitted purposes in paragraph 6, a person must not leave their principal place of residence if they have any symptoms consistent with COVID-19, unless they are leaving to undertake a COVID-19 test under paragraph 6(c).

  4. Subject to paragraph 9, a person who leaves their principal place of residence for a permitted purpose under paragraph 6 may be accompanied by members of their household or, alternatively, by no more than one person who is not a member of their household.

  5. If a person requires physical assistance to leave their principal place of residence or it is reasonably necessary for the safety of the person or the public, and there is no other reasonable way for a purpose under paragraph 6 to be achieved, a person may be accompanied by more than one person who is not a member of their household and who is a carer or support worker for that person.

    Example – a person with a disability may be accompanied by more than one carer or support worker.

PART 2 – DIRECTION – GATHERINGS

  1. This part applies to a person who:

    1. is in an impacted area; or

    2. is not in an impacted area but has been in an impacted area at any time from 6:00 pm on 29 June 2021.

Receiving 2 visitors at a residence

  1. Subject to paragraphs 12 to 14, a person who is an owner, resident, tenant, occupier, temporary occupier or person in control of a residence must not organise or allow more than two people who are not ordinarily members of the person’s household to visit the residence per day.

    Example – visitors who are family members or close friends

    Note – 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 11 does not prevent workers or volunteers entering a place of residence and they are not counted for the purpose of paragraph 11.

  3. Paragraph 11 does not apply to a residential aged care facility, hospital or shared disability accommodation service. Paragraph 11 does not apply to an approved family day care service or stand-alone care service only for the purposes of conducting a business.

    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. Paragraph 11 does not apply to a residence of a person with disability if it is necessary for more than two people to attend the residence to provide services to the person with disability to meet their support needs.

  5. 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 2 people 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 two 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 4.

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 3 – DIRECTION – RESTRICTED BUSINESSESS, ACTIVITIES AND UNDERTAKINGS

  1. A restricted business, activity or undertaking for this Direction 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, must not operate the business, unless an exception is specified in column 2 of Schedule 3.

  3. Despite paragraph 20, a person who owns, controls or operates a restricted business, activity or undertaking in an impacted area may continue to do so online or through the internet.

Takeaway services

  1. A person who owns, controls or operates a restricted business, activity or undertaking in an impacted area that is permitted to provide takeaway services must take reasonable steps to:

    1. ensure physical distancing of people can be accommodated, implemented and monitored by employees or contractors of the retail food service provider; and

    2. ensure a gathering for the purposes of ordering or collecting food inside does not exceed one person per 4 square metres; and

    3. only operate to the extent they are not promoting or facilitating persons consuming takeaway food or drink on or adjacent to their premises; and

    4. collect contact information from employees and patrons using the Check In Qld app.

      Example: tables and chairs should be removed and all reasonable steps taken by the retail food service to prevent patrons gathering to consume takeaway food or drink on or adjacent to, the relevant premises.

  2. A person who owns, controls or operates a business, activity or undertaking in an impacted area that is not specified in Schedule 3 of this Direction but is a restricted business, activity or undertaking in the Restrictions on Business, Activities and Undertakings Direction (No. 21) or its successor must comply with the requirements in that Direction.

    Example: a business offering retail goods and services such as shopping centres and supermarkets and public facing government services must continue to collect contact information.

  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

      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.

  4. An essential business, activity or undertaking in an impacted area 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 such collecting contact information.

    Note: See Definitions Schedule 1 – an essential business, activity or undertaking means a business, activity or undertaking that is not prohibited under Schedule 3.

PART 4 – FACE MASKS

  1. This part applies to a person who:

    1. is in an impacted area; or

    2. has been in an impacted area of 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, or Scenic Rim Regional Council at any time from 1.00am on 29 June 2021; or

    3. has been in an impacted area of Townsville City Council or Palm Island Aboriginal Shire Council at any time from 6.00pm on 29 June 2021.

  2. A person mentioned in paragraph 26 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).

  3. The requirements under paragraph 27 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. if the person is consuming food, drink or medicine; or

    13. 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

    14. 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

    15. 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

    16. 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.

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

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

    18. 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.

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

    20. for emergency purposes; or

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

    21. if required or authorised by law; or

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

  4. A person who removes their face mask under paragraph 28 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 5 – DIRECTION – RESTRICTED ACCESS TO AND FROM IMPACTED AREAS

  1. A person must not enter an impacted area unless the person:

    1. is entering for a permitted purpose under paragraph 6, except for paragraph 6(a), 6(e), (g) or (i); or

      Note: a person must not enter an impacted area to perform volunteering, shop, to exercise or visit friends or to attend a wedding or funeral.

    2. is entering to go directly to stay at a residence in the impacted area; or

    3. is entering to fulfil an obligation relating to shared parenting or child contact; or

    4. is required to perform work in an impacted area, or carry out or conduct an essential business, activity or undertaking in an impacted area, and the work, business activity or undertaking to be performed is of a nature that cannot reasonably be performed from the person’s principal place of residence or another location outside of the impacted area; or

    5. arrives at an airport in an impacted area by air and the person:

      1. transfers directly to another flight to leave an impacted area without leaving the confines of the airport; or

      2. quarantines until the time of their flight to leave the impacted area; or

      3. transits directly by road using private transport to leave an impacted area without leaving the vehicle; or

    6. arrives in an impacted area by road and uses private transport to travel directly from their point of arrival to an airport in an impacted area, and does not leave the vehicle in the impacted area, other than to depart the impacted area by air; or

    7. is transiting through the impacted area by road using private transport and does not leave the vehicle while in the impacted area; or

    8. is entering an impacted area to obtain essential health care, or as a support person to a person obtaining essential health care and provides written evidence from the health care provider of the time and place in the impacted area that the health care is to be provided; or

      Example – a parent bringing a child for treatment at the Queensland Children's Hospital will need to provide evidence of the appointment such as a letter from the hospital.

    9. is entering an impacted area as a passenger of an ambulance, aeromedical service or other emergency medical transport; or

    10. is entering to avoid injury or illness or escape risk of harm; or

    11. has been granted an exemption from the Chief Health Officer, Deputy Chief Health Officer or their delegate under Part 6 permitting the person to enter.

  2. Any person who is in an impacted area from the commencement of this Direction or who is permitted to enter an impacted area under paragraph 30 may also leave the impacted area:

    1. for any of the reasons listed in paragraph 6, except for paragraph 6(a), 6(e), (g) or (i); or

      Note: a person must not leave an impacted area to perform volunteering, to shop, to exercise, to visit friends or to attend a wedding or funeral

    2. to perform work under paragraph 6(f) but not volunteering; or

    3. to return home to their principal place of residence; or

    4. if directed to leave by an emergency officer (public health) in response to an emergency or serious situation; or

    5. the person has been granted an exemption by the Chief Health Officer, Deputy Chief Health Officer or their delegate under Part 6.

  3. A person permitted to enter an impacted area under paragraph 30 must comply with all other requirements under this Direction while in the impacted area.

    Example: they must wear a face mask in accordance with Part 4.

  4. A person permitted to leave an impacted area must continue to abide by the requirements of this Direction when outside the impacted area, including the restrictions on home confinement, gathering, receiving visitors and wearing a face mask.

    For example, a person who lives in Gympie but works in Noosa Shire Council may only leave their residence in Gympie for the purposes listed in paragraph 6 and must wear a mask while outside their residence in the Gympie.

PART 6 – 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 3.

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

PART 7 – 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

30 June 2021

Published on the Queensland Health website at 6:40pm

SCHEDULE 1 – DEFINITIONS

For the purposes of this Public Health Direction:

Approved family day care service has the same meaning as in the Education and Care Services National Law (Queensland).

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 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.

Essential business, activity or undertaking means a business, activity or undertaking that is not prohibited under Schedule 3.

Essential goods or services means good or services obtained from an essential business, activity or undertaking.

Essential road user means a person to whom (a) to (d) applies:

  1. The person is required to leave their place of residence:

    1. as permitted under paragraph 6; or

    2. to comply with or give effect to the exercise of a power or function of a government agency or entity under a law;

  2. The person’s work, business activity or undertaking to be performed is of a nature that cannot reasonably be performed from the person’s place of residence;

  3. The person cannot reasonably return to their place of residence, business, work or undertaking to partake in a meal; and

  4. It is reasonably necessary for the person to utilise the facilities of the truck driver rest facility to undertake fatigue management breaks.

    Examples – essential road users include road and rail workers such as RoadTek and Queensland Rail maintenance crews, utilities workers, agriculture sector workers (such as specialist maintenance staff required to maintain sugar mills), workers required to calibrate or maintain equipment essential to continue the safe operation of critical infrastructure and systems, critical resources sector employees, emergency services personnel, health practitioners, authorised officers (such as local government inspectors) and volunteers providing essential care (such as a Meals on Wheels volunteer delivering food to the elderly).

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 two 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

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

Hospital means:

  1. a hospital, as defined in schedule 2 to the Hospital and Health Boards Act 2011; or

  2. a private health facility, as defined in section 8 of the Private Health Facilities Act 1999; or

  3. a multi-purpose service, as defined in section 104 of the Subsidy Principles 2014 made under section 96-1 of the Aged Care Act 1997 (Cth).

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.

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 19.

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.

Stand-alone care service has the same meaning as ‘stand-alone service’ under the Education and Care Services Act 2013.

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.

Truck driver rest facility means businesses operating a truck driver lounge, truck driver room, or similar facility at a road side service centre or service station, which normally provide heavy vehicle drivers access to amenities such as food, showers, restrooms and facilities to undertake fatigue management breaks.

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

Palm Island Aboriginal Shire Council

Somerset Regional Council

Lockyer Valley Regional Council

Scenic Rim Regional Council

Townsville City Council

SCHEDULE 3 – BUSINESSES THAT MUST NOT OPERATE, UNLESS FOR A LIMITED PURPOSE IN COLUMN 2

Column 1 Column 2
Business, activity, undertaking, premises or place that must not operateOther Restrictions and Allowances
Schedule 3A – (hospitality businesses) 
Food and drink
Retail food services (including cafes, restaurants, fast-food outlets)
  1. Only permitted to operate for takeaway service and home delivery. Contact information is  required to be collected for takeaway service.

The following retail food services can also continue:

  1. Retail food services at an airport that are reasonably necessary for the normal business of the airport, with physical distancing observed.

  2. Provision of food or drink by or on behalf of an employer to employees or contractors that is reasonably necessary for the employer’s normal operations, with physical distancing observed.

  3. Workplace canteens can provide takeaway, with physical distancing observed.

  4. Provision of food or drink by a school, university, educational institution or childcare facility that is reasonably necessary for the normal business of the facility, with physical distancing observed.

  5. Provision of food or drink at a hospital, prison, military facility, disability facility, resources sector facility including a canteen or mess hall or aged care facility that is reasonably necessary for the normal business of the facility, with physical distancing observed.

  6. Services providing food or drink to the homeless, with physical distancing observed.

  7. Hotel room service or similar services for hotel guests.

  8. Retail or other provision of food and drink to heavy vehicle drivers and essential road users at a truck driver rest facility.

Food courts
  1. Only permitted to operate for takeaway service and home delivery.

  2. Contact information is required to be collected for takeaway service.

Entertainment venues
Pubs, licensed clubs, RSL clubs, function centres, bars, wineries, distilleries and microbreweries, and licensed premises in hotels
  1. Only permitted to operate for takeaway service and home delivery.

  2. Contact information is required to be collected for takeaway service.

  3. Bottle shops and off license premises attached to venues may continue to operate, with physical distancing observed.

  4. Limited to 2 people for outdoor sporting-based activities, with physical distancing observed.

    Example – golf and tennis

High risk businesses, activities and undertakings
Nightclubs  
Schedule 3B – other restricted businesses
Retail
Outdoor and indoor markets
  1. Food markets and farmers markets may continue to operate

  2. Contact information must be collected

Auction houses
Real estate auctions and open house inspections
  1. Private appointments for inspection only.

  2. Contact information must be collected
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

  1. Massage (therapeutic) - Health services provided by health practitioners registered under the Health Practitioner Regulation National Law may be provided.

    Example – physiotherapists and chiropractors

  2. Massage therapy for the management or prevention of a disease, injury or condition, provided by a qualified massage therapist.

  3. Physical distancing must be observed to the extent possible.

  4. Contact information must be collected

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  

Convention centres

Show grounds

 
Theme parks, outdoor amusement parks, tourism experiences and arcades Live aboard and passenger vessels where passengers are accommodated overnight MUST NOT operate to commence a new voyage.
Indoor play centres  
Events

Indoor events

(Example – cultural festivals, expos, conferences)

 

Outdoor events

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

 
Leisure and recreation
Gyms, health clubs, fitness centres, yoga, barre, spin facilities dance studios, boot camps and personal training Boot camps and personal training may operate with a limit of two people outdoors, including the trainer, and with physical distancing observed

Indoor sports

  • Indoor sporting centres and venues

  • Indoor social sporting-based activities

  • community sports clubs

 
Outdoor social sporting-based activities, outdoor community sports

May operate with a limit of two people outdoors and with physical distancing observed

Example – golf, tennis or lawn bowls, with two people total only

Indoor swimming pools and Outdoor swimming pools

  • training/ rehabilitation purposes

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

  • pools in hotels, motels or other temporary accommodation

The following are permitted to operate:

  1. a pool in an apartment complex or body corporate; and

  2. which is only used by permanent residents of the apartment complex or body corporate; and

  3. no visitors are permitted to use the pool.

Public playgrounds, skate parks, BMX tracks and outside gyms, including static exercise equipment in Council parks  
Public barbeques (such as barbeques in public spaces or shared facilities)  
Residential facilities
Outdoor recreation
Zoos, aquariums and wildlife centres  
Non-residential institutions
Galleries, museums, national and state institutions and historic sites  
State and local government libraries  
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
  1. Facilities may remain open for the purpose of hosting essential voluntary or public services, such as food banks or homeless services.

  2. Community facilities may continue to operate if they provide formal out of school hours care.

  3. Physical distancing must be observed to the extent possible.

Wedding ceremonies
  1. Limited to a maximum attendance of 10 people including the celebrant and two witnesses.

  2. Live streaming of a wedding ceremony may be conducted with the maximum number of people outlined above.

  3. Physical distancing must be observed to the extent possible.

  4. Contact information must be collected

Funerals
  1. Limited to a maximum attendance of 20 people excluding the person conducting the service.

  2. Live streaming of a funeral may be conducted with the maximum number of people outlined above.

  3. Physical distancing must be observed to the extent possible.

  4. Contact information must be collected

Other religious and civil ceremonies, places of worship

Live streaming of a service may be conducted with the person conducting the service and a camera operator.

Professional and elite sport
Professional sporting codes, elite sport, elite athletes

Professional and elite training and trials may occur without spectators, with physical distancing observed to the extent possible.

Example: Olympic trials can occur.

High risk businesses, activities and undertakings
Adult entertainment venues (strip clubs), brothels, sex on premises venues and sole operator sex workers

Sole operator sex workers may continue to provide online or phone services.

Example – video streaming or phone chat services.

Last updated: 2 July 2021