Easing of Restrictions for Queensland

Easing of Restrictions for Queensland

The information on this page relates to the easing of COVID-19 restrictions for Queensland. It will continue to be updated as new information becomes available.

Useful Links:

Queensland Governments website – COVID-19

Queensland Roadmap to Easing Restrictions

Return to Play Readiness Checklist for sport, recreation and fitness organisations

Worksafe QLD – WHS plan for COVID-19

Coronavirus (COVID-19) business assistance finder

Business Queensland Resources

 

Last updated: 6 July 2020

Current Restrictions for Queensland

At 12 noon on Friday 3 July 2020, Stage 3 easing of restrictions commenced in Queensland, allowing sport, recreation and fitness organisations when following a COVID Safe Industry Plan:

  • resumption of activity including competition and physical contact is permitted on the field of play
  • indoor sports facilities can open with one person per 4 square metres (off the field of play)§
  • outdoor sports facilities can open with physical distancing (off the field of play).

 

Previously, Queensland moved to Stage 2 on June 2  with fitness facilities allowed up to 20 people indoors provided no adverse indicators. Stage 3 starts on July 10 with up to 100 people allowed indoors.

Previously, from 15 May the rules provided:

Boot camps, personal training – Limited to 10 people outdoors including the personal trainer, with no more than one person per 4 square metres and with social distancing observed.

Additional requirements for boot camps and personal training:

a.         participants must bring their own equipment where possible (for example, gym mat);
b.         frequent environmental cleaning and disinfecting should be maintained for equipment by personal trainer/boot camp instructor;
c.          no contact sports or contact skills training (for example, boxing with a partner, tackling or wrestling) unless with a member of your household.

Prohibited – indoor sporting centres, including gyms, health clubs, fitness centres, yoga, barre and spin facilities, water-based spa services (including saunas, bathhouses, non-therapeutic hydrotherapy tubs, whirlpool tubs, steam rooms, steam cabinets, Vichy shower) and wellness centres

On 27th April, the Chief Health Officer’s office advised that personal trainers cannot operate a fitness business (including 1:1 personal training) from their home or from indoors in a commercial setting (gym or studio). It was confirmed on May 20 that this applies to Pilates studios. “Pilates studios are not permitted to operate, this includes one on one sessions. However, if possible, you are able to operate these sessions outdoors.”