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Updated on 29 July 2021, at 14:00 AET

All of Queensland including Townsville and Palm Island restrictions

All of Queensland including Townsville, Palm Island and South East Queensland are under the same restrictions, however face mask rules remain in place for South East Queensland.

South East Queensland is made up of the following local government areas:

  • Brisbane, Moreton Bay, Ipswich, Logan City, Redlands, Sunshine Coast, Noosa, Somerset, Lockyer Valley, Scenic Rim and the Gold Coast.

The 1 person per 4 square metres rule or 100% allocated seated and ticketed capacity applies to indoor premises.

Restricted businesses must also comply with a COVID Safe checklist.

Face masks

South East Queensland

In South East Queensland, you must carry a face mask at all times when you leave home, unless you have a lawful reason not to. You must wear a mask in indoor and outdoor spaces, such as:

  • shopping centres, supermarkets
  • indoor workplaces — where safe to wear a mask and you can’t physically distance
  • public transport, taxis and rideshare, and waiting places or queues for this transport
  • airports and travelling on planes

Masks do not need to be worn in some circumstances, including children under 12 years, where people have certain medical conditions, and in workplaces where it is not safe to do so.

Masks do not need to be worn outside when exercising unless you cannot socially distance.

These mask rules are expected to remain in place until 6am Friday 6 August 2021.

Rest of Queensland

If you have been in South East Queensland since 1am AEST 29 June 2021, you must carry a face mask with you at all times, and wear it at all times when you are outside your home — unless 14 days have passed since you were last in the area.

You must wear a mask when at an airport or on a domestic or international flight departing or arriving in Queensland. Air crew must also wear masks on flights and in airports.

Children under 12 and those with exemptions do not need to wear a mask. Toddlers under the age of 2 and babies must not wear masks as they are a choking and suffocation risk.

People don't need to wear masks in other settings, but they are encouraged to:

  • carry a mask with you at all times when you leave home
  • wear a mask when travelling on public transport, in a taxi or ride share or in shopping centres
  • wear a mask in any indoor or outdoor space when physical distancing is not possible

There are some exceptions to wearing a face mask, including:

  • children under 12
  • a person eating, drinking or taking medicine
  • where visibility of the mouth is essential
  • where a mask needs to be removed to clearly communicate
  • a person with a particular medical condition or disability
  • a person undergoing medical treatment
  • if a person is asked to remove a face mask for identity purposes
  • if wearing a mask creates a risk to a person’s health and safety
  • for emergencies or when allowed by law
  • in any circumstances when it’s not safe to wear a mask

Check the Queensland Government's website for more information on mask requirements. Go to and type ‘face mask’ into the search bar. Then select ‘Face masks — coronavirus (COVID-19) | Health and wellbeing’.

Check in Qld app

The Check In Qld app is now mandatory across a number of new venues and events, including:

  • venues where large crowds are in attendance, such as stadiums, convention centres, theme parks, concert venues and cinemas
  • beauty and personal care services
  • indoor and outdoor events, such as festivals, expos, fetes and fun runs
  • leisure and recreation facilities, such as gyms, health clubs, indoor pools and sports facilities
  • short term accommodation, such as hotels, boarding houses and holiday rentals
  • outdoor recreation, such as caravan parks, camping areas, zoos and aquariums
  • public government services, such as government customer services, galleries, museums, libraries and community centres
  • indoor weddings, funerals and places of worship
  • higher education, such as universities, TAFE and registered training organisations
  • adult entertainment venues
  • hospitals, residential aged care, disability service accommodation (applies to visitors, volunteers and contractors, not staff or patients/residents)

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