Masks mandatory across Queensland

March 29, 2021

Masks must be worn in all indoor settings, outside of your home. Exceptions are when eating/drinking, undertaking vigorous exercise, or in private vehicles. Masks are strongly recommended in all outdoor places where social distancing is not possible.

Greater Brisbane Lockdown – 5pm today (March 29, 2021)
From 5pm today, Monday, 29 March 2021, Greater Brisbane will go into a 3 day lockdown, ending Thursday, 1 April 2021 at 5pm. Read the full list of restrictions for Queensland here or read the SCA (QLD)’s summary below.

Members are advised to recommend to their committees to follow suit and resolve to:

  • Close all amenities for the period starting Monday 29 March 2021, 5pm to Thursday, 1 April 2021 5pm. The Committee is empowered to shut down recreational facilities in accordance with Section 18 of the COVID-19 Emergency Response Community Titles Schemes and Other Matters Response Regulations (in place until 31 March 2021).
  • Put up signage to encourage positive and safe behavior on common property, including that masks are to be worn outside of private residential spaces (COVID-19 poster templates). However, a body corporate does not have the authority to enforce this under its legislative powers without making a by-law requiring masks to be worn, but the signage will help raise awareness of the Directive.
  •  Postpone any onsite remedial work, inspections or maintenance activities on strata schemes until after the lockdown period. Emergency works can be carried out as up to 2 people are permitted per day.
  • Limit any existing short-term letting activities where possible (i.e. minimal sharing of common facilities). Please contact our colleagues at REIQ for more information regarding short-term letting.

Template Signage

Members are encouraged to make SCA (Qld) template signage available to their committees and use this information in full to communicate restrictions to residents.

The posters aim to raise awareness of COVID-19 safe protocols.


























Lockdown Areas

Greater Brisbane is defined as the following Local Government areas:

  • Brisbane City Council
  • Ipswich City Council
  • Logan City Council
  • Moreton Bay Regional Council
  • Redland City Council
    • Note: Some restrictions are applicable to all of Queensland (e.g. masks in indoor settings). See below for full restrictions

Qld Government COVID-19 Resources: Posters and Templates

Restrictions in full (Greater Brisbane area)
• Mandatory mask wearing in all indoor settings outside of your home, strongly recommended in all outdoor settings if you are unable to socially distance
• No more than two visitors to the household per day (in addition to anyone else currently staying in the household), excluding care workers or volunteers
• If leaving your home it can only be for essential reasons
• All businesses that can remain open must adhere to one person per 4 square metres with maximum of 20 to 50 with COVID Safe or Industry Plan
• Restaurants and cafes to provide takeaway service only
• Cinemas, entertainment and recreation venues, gyms etc to close
• Places of worship to close
• Weddings involve a maximum of 10 people, including the celebrant and witnesses
• Funerals involve a maximum of 20 people
• No visitors to aged care facilities, hospitals, disability accommodation services or correctional facilities.

Restrictions (Rest of Queensland)
• Mandatory mask wearing in all indoor settings outside of your home, strongly recommended in all outdoor settings if you are unable to socially distance
• Gatherings in people’s homes, non-residences and outdoor setting are limited to 30 persons in total, including the people you live with.
• Visitors to aged care facilities, disability accommodation services, hospitals and correctional facilities across the state are restricted.
• Restaurants, cafes, bars and nightclubs can only open for seated eating and drinking, no standing allowed.


This information was originally published by the SCA (QLD) at 3:00PM Monday 29 March 2021

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