COVID-19 update

Queensland COVID-19 statistics

View more statisticsLast updated: Midday 21 April 2021

1New cases (last 24h)
1,519Total cases
2,414,142Total tests
128,555Total vaccine doses

Easing of restrictions for Queensland

From 6am AEST Thursday 15 April 2021 restrictions have eased across the state:

Face masks

  • Face mask wearing is only mandatory in certain settings.
  • You must wear your mask when at an airport or on a domestic or international flight departing or arriving in Queensland.
  • While not mandatory, you are strongly encouraged to:
    • carry a mask with you at all times when you leave home
    • wear a mask when travelling on public transport, in a taxi
    • or rideshare or in shopping centres
    • wear a mask in any indoor or outdoor space when physical distancing is not possible.


  • Gatherings at private residences (homes and accommodation) are limited to 100 people in total.
  • There is no limit to the number of people that can gather in outdoor public spaces.

Read more about gatherings.

Protecting our most vulnerable

Businesses, activities and undertakings

  • Businesses can operate with one person per 2 square metres (e.g. restaurants, cafes, pubs, clubs, museums, art galleries, places of worship, convention centres and Parliament House)
  • Retail food services, entertainment venues and high risk businesses can open for standing when eating and drinking, both inside and outside.
  • Dancing is allowed, with one dancer per 2 square metres and physical distancing observed both indoors and outdoors.
  • 100 per cent capacity at ticketed and allocated seated venues with patrons encouraged to wear masks on entry and exit (e.g. theatre, live music, cinemas, indoor sports, universities and other higher education institutions).

Remember to always check in when visiting a venue. Find out more about providing, collecting and storing contact information. From 1 May 2021 all hospitality businesses will have to use the Check In Qld App.

Outdoor events

  • Outdoor dance festivals and music festivals will still need to meet some requirements.
  • Outdoor events: Anzac Day parades, fun runs and other outdoor only events do no need a COVID Safe Event Checklist or Event Plan
  • Open air stadiums can operate with 100 per cent ticketed and allocated seated capacity, with a COVID Safe Plan. All patrons are strongly encouraged to wear masks on entry and exit.

Weddings and Funerals

  • Wedding ceremonies and funerals can have whichever is greater:
    • 200 people; or
    • one person per 2 square metres; or
    • 100 per cent capacity with ticketed and allocated seating.
  • All guests can dance (indoors and outdoors) subject to the one person per 2 square metre rule.

Contact tracing alerts

Contact tracing alerts have been issued for locations visited in greater Brisbane, Gladstone, Gold Coast and Byron Bay.

We will continue to closely monitor the situation. Please check back for any updates.

COVID Safe celebrations and holidays

Anzac Day

Anzac Day commemorations, including marches, parades, dawn services and other commemorative events can take place this year.

Find out more about 2021 Anzac Day commemorations—including where to find commemorations in your area.

COVID-19 Vaccine

The rollout of COVID-19 vaccines in Queensland commenced Monday 22 February 2021.

The Australian Government is vaccinating residents and workers in aged care and disability accommodation in Queensland.

Read more about the COVID-19 vaccine

Updates for anyone travelling to or from Queensland

Current hotspots and restrictions

From 12pm (midday) Friday 26 March visitor restrictions are in place for aged care facilities, disability accommodation services, hospitals and correctional facilities.

Queensland has no current declared hotspots in any other Australian state or territory.

See What you can and can't do: Information about current restrictions in Queensland.

Health advice

To prevent the spread of COVID-19:

  • Stay home if you are sick
  • If you have any COVID-19 symptoms, no matter how mild, get tested
  • Stay 1.5 metres away from other people—think two big steps
  • Wash your hands with soap and water, or hand sanitiser
  • Leave a location if it is crowded.

If you have any concerns about your health, contact your doctor or contact 13 HEALTH (13 43 25 84).