Sport & Recreation COVID-19 Update: 12 May

To our sport and recreation stakeholders,

Following on from the update provided by the department on Friday 16 April 2021 regarding easing of restrictions, please find below further detail recently clarified by Queensland Health for your information.

Outdoor based sporting organisations are no longer considered restricted businesses under the Business Restrictions Direction (No. 18) and are not required to continue collecting contact tracing informationIndoor occupant density requirements no longer apply to shared change rooms for these organisations. 

Indoor spaces associated with outdoor clubs, such as clubhouses with hospitality activities or canteens with indoor dining etc are still required to follow occupant density requirements (e.g. one person per 2 square metres) relevant to that space, allowing for physical distancing to the extent possible and adhering to the public health controls. These areas are also mandated to use the Check In Qld app to collect contact information for the purposes of contact tracing.

The measures detailed in the Industry Plans have become a part of our day-to-day routine, so we would encourage you to continue to promote COVID Safe messages, even if your organisation is no longer required to follow an Industry Plan.

As a reminder this includes: promoting physical distancing promotion of good hand and respiratory hygiene regular cleaning and disinfection of frequently touched surfaces and equipment. The Queensland Return to Play website has been updated to reflect current information.

Please contact the team at if you have any further queries.



Andrew Sly
Assistant Director-General
Sport and Recreation

Department of Tourism, Innovation and Sport

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