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Face mask requirements

Updated: Nov 3, 2021

Face masks Additional face mask restrictions are now in place for:

  • Brisbane

  • Gold Coast

  • Moreton Bay

Anyone who has been anywhere in the Gold Coast, Brisbane or Moreton Bay since 1am 19 September 2021 must follow these face mask requirements.

Outdoors You must wear a face mask outdoors when you are unable to stay 1.5 metres away from people who are not from your household (including at public transport waiting areas or taxi ranks and in outdoor workplaces) unless:

  • you are alone or with the members of your household

  • you are alone in your car or with the members of your household

  • you are eating or drinking

  • you are participating in strenuous exercise

  • it is unsafe to wear a mask.

Indoors You must wear a face mask at all times when you are indoors, including workplaces unless:

  • you are alone in an office or meeting room with the door closed

  • you are at your residence and there is no one else there except people you live with

  • you are eating or drinking

  • it is unsafe to wear a mask

Schools and childcare:

Masks must be worn by teachers and staff, plus all students in high school regardless of their age. There are some other exceptions to wearing face masks, including for children under 12 (unless they are in high school) and people with particular medical conditions or disabilities. If in doubt, wear a face mask.

Sports Stadiums From 1am AEST 29 September 2021 spectators attending stadium events at major and smaller venues in Queensland must wear a mask at all times, even while they are seated, except for when eating or, or if they have a permitted reason not to. You cannot consume food or drink while standing in a stadium, but you may remove your mask briefly to eat or drink when seated.

Airports Masks must also be worn at an airport, and on a domestic or international flight departing or arriving in Queensland.

Other restrictions See current restrictions for South East Queensland. Hospitals, residential aged care and disability accommodation services Visiting restrictions are now in place for aged care facilities, disability services and hospitals in the Gold Coast, Brisbane and Moreton Bay.

For more info please visit: https://www.qld.gov.au/health/conditions/health-alerts/coronavirus-covid-19/current-status

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