Greater Brisbane 10 Day Restrictions

A significant and positive step today after the lockdown measures on Friday. The Premier announced this morning that most of the lockdown measures for Greater Brisbane would ease from 6:00 PM tonight. This follows another day of no local COVID cases and is the best possible outcome. Residual measures will remain in place for the next ten days to Friday 22 January, specifically the mask requirements for many activities. 

Unfortunately, social distancing requirement for restaurants and hospitality venues over 200 square metres will go back to 1 guest per 4 square metres and dinners will need to be seated. Venues under 200 square metres will remain at 1 per 2 square metres.  

The Queensland’s COVID Safe Future roadmap will be published and continuously updated on the Queensland Health website which we encourage everybody to refer to. Some current details below. Further details for tourism transport operators in Greater Brisbane are still being worked out.

Travel with the Greater Brisbane area and across Queensland is now unrestricted. That is great news. People travelling from Greater Brisbane to other areas should follow mask-wearing rules that are in place for Brisbane. There may be further advice provided to operators to clarify how they should communicate with arriving guests.

We now hope that other states and territories will adjust travel restrictions in relation to Queensland in a timely manner. The Chief Health Officers will meet later this morning.

This is hopefully a lasting step in a positive direction. Very strong positive collaboration across government and industry.

Stay well
Daniel Gschwind


Greater Brisbane’s strict lockdown will end at 6pm tonight.

But the need for some sensible precautions will remain in the Greater Brisbane area, and for people who have been in the Greater Brisbane area since January 2, for a further 10 days.

Until 1am, Friday January 22:


  • 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


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


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