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Cafes, restaurants and pubs – Queensland

Current as of 11 January 2021, at 18:00 AEST

Greater Brisbane — including Brisbane City, Ipswich City, Moreton Bay Region, Logan City and Redland City

Restaurants, pubs and cafes can open and patrons must be seated to eat or drink.

  • Indoor public spaces should have no more than 1 person per 4 square metres.
  • Outdoor spaces can have up to 1 person per 2 square metres.
  • Smaller venues that are up to 200 square metres can also have 1 person per 2 square metres — up to a maximum of 50 people.
  • No dancing is allowed except at weddings.

You can leave your home for any reason.

Until 1am on Friday 22 January, you must wear a face mask indoors in public places, including:

  • shopping centres
  • supermarkets and retail
  • aged-care facilities
  • hospitals
  • places of worship
  • indoor public spaces such as libraries, galleries and cinemas
  • stadiums when moving around — you can remove your mask when seated
  • gyms
  • indoor workplaces where you can’t socially distance
  • on public transport and in taxis and ride-share cars
  • on planes and in airports

You don’t have to wear a mask when eating or drinking in restaurants and cafes.

Children aged 12 and under, and those who can’t for medical reasons, do not have to wear a mask. Toddlers under 2 years and babies must not wear masks as they are a suffocation and choking risk.

Rest of Queensland

Hospitality venues, such as restaurants, cafes and pubs, are subject to the following restrictions:

  • Indoor spaces of any size can have 1 person per 2 square metres.
  • Dancing indoors is not permitted.
  • Businesses must comply with the COVID Safe framework and collect and keep dine-in customers' contact details for 56 days.

You can stand while eating and drinking at both indoor and outdoor venues — if they have a COVID Safe Plan or patron checklist in place. Dancing outdoors is allowed.

Takeaway and food-delivery services can continue.

Food courts can open, but self-service buffets are not allowed.

Patrons and staff must practise physical distancing and good hygiene.

There is a maximum $4,003 fine or up to 6 months in prison for anyone who breaches public health orders.

For more information on restrictions in Queensland, visit and click on ‘Find out about current restrictions'.

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