January 12, 2021

The Greater Brisbane area’s strict lockdown ended at 6:00pm on Monday, but some restrictions will remain in place for another 10 days.

Until 1:00am on January 22, in the Greater Brisbane area (the local government areas of Brisbane, Moreton Bay, Ipswich, Redlands and Logan):

Masks

  • Must be worn in indoor places including shopping centres and supermarkets, gyms, workplaces where people cannot socially distance and where it is safe, places of worship, libraries, public transport, taxis and ride share vehicles
  • Must be carried at all times
  • Are not required to be worn when outdoors at a safe distance from other people (for example, walking a dog), in private vehicles or doing strenuous exercise

Business and Venue Restrictions

  • Indoors: 1 person per 4 sq m
  • Outdoors: 1 person per 2 sq m
  • Seated eating and drinking only
  • Smaller venues up to 200 sqm: 1 person per 2 sq m up to a maximum of 50
  • No dancing, except at weddings

Gatherings

  • Up to 20 in homes and public spaces
  • Weddings: Up to 100 people. No restriction on dancing
  • Funerals: Up to 100 people
  • Indoor concert venues or theatres: 50 per cent capacity or 1 person per 4 sqm (whichever is greater)
  • Outdoor stadiums: 50 per cent capacity with COVID-safe plans

Restrictions on visits to hospitals, aged care, disability accommodation and prisons remain.

Premier Annastacia Palaszczuk said the gradual easing of restrictions followed the best health advice.

“The evidence tells us the lockdown has done its job,” the Premier said.

Chief Health Officer Dr Jeannette Young said the measures mirrored those in other States.

“The pandemic is still with us,” Dr Young said.

“We have achieved so much this past weekend. It’s important we come out of it carefully and sensibly.”

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