COVID-19

Church services

Density restrictions for churches — applies from 4 pm, Friday 8 October 2021

  • Indoor spaces — one person per 2 square metres regardless of venue size (or 100% capacity permitted with ticketed and allocated seating).

  • Funerals and weddings — Funerals and weddings indoors — one person per 2 square metres or 200 people (whichever is greater); or 100% capacity with ticketed and allocated seating.

  • There is no density limit on gatherings outdoors.

  • Singing is permitted.

  • Food and drink may be served at church gatherings. Buffets, self-service food and share plates are permitted. People do not have to be seated when eating and drinking.

  • Private gatherings in homes — up to 100 people.

  • Physical distancing of 1.5 metres between non-household members should be maintained to the extent possible.

  • All other requirements in the COVID Safe Checklist for Restricted Businesses - Rest of Queensland continue to apply to churches holding services, gatherings and other church activities.

  • The COVID Safe Event Checklist continues to apply to churches holding community events such as fetes, festivals and concerts.

Face mask restrictions for churches

 

From today, Thursday 11 November 2021, the 11 Local Government Areas in South East Queensland are no longer considered impacted areas. This means that face mask restrictions for all areas of Queensland are the same.

 

Face mask restrictions for churches

  • People are not required to wear a face mask when indoors or outdoors on church premises.

  • People are not required to wear a face mask when entering or exiting a church building/space or when moving around in a church service or gathering, including when leaving a seat to receive communion.

  • Face masks are not required when singing.

  • Face masks are not required in workplaces (such as the parish office or at Parish Council meetings).