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Sport and recreation - Queensland

Updated on 18 April 2021, at 12:15 AET

Restrictions for all of Queensland

All sports and recreation have resumed, including:

  • personal training and bootcamps, if you stay 1.5 metres apart
  • outdoor and indoor community competition sports, including contact sports
  • running events, if people stay 1.5 metres apart
  • after-school sports
  • contact-based sports

All fitness centres are open, including:

  • gyms
  • health clubs
  • fitness centres
  • spin, Barre, yoga, dance and Pilates studios
  • swimming pools — must have a COVID Safe Plan

Where possible, participants should bring their own equipment — such as a yoga mat.

During activity, training and competition at indoor and outdoor premises, the total number of people must not exceed 1 person per 2 square metres.

Spectators and other people off-field, both at outdoor and indoor premises, must practise physical distancing if they’re not from the same household.

All sports and recreation organisations must have a COVID Safe plan.

Sporting-based activities must follow the guidelines found in the Return to Play Guide.

Indoor events can have up to 500 people with a COVID Safe Event Checklist. Larger events require a COVID Safe Plan. Outdoor events such as outdoor sports have no limits.

People should follow physical distancing rules where practicable. Everyone should practise hand and equipment hygiene.

Community sporting facilities will need to keep clear records to assist with contact tracing.

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

Face masks

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 them at all times when they 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

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’.

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