Vaccination and face mask requirements
Council is working closely with Queensland Health and the Australian Government and will continue to be guided by these agencies on all matters of public health.
On 2 January 2022, Queensland’s Chief Health Officer released the Public Health Face Mask Requirements Direction under the Public Health Act 2005. This direction must be read and followed in conjunction with the Public Health and Social Measures linked to vaccination status Direction published on 24 December 2021.
Under this direction, new COVID-19 restrictions apply in Queensland, including Moreton Bay. New requirements to wear face masks in certain settings need to be followed from Sunday 2 January 2022.
Face mask requirements
For the Moreton Bay Regional Council area, you must wear a face mask covering your nose and mouth at all times when:
- you are in an indoor space. Indoor spaces for Council include customer service centres, libraries, community halls, and any other indoor Council facility
- you are required to do so in accordance with any other Public Health Directions in effect under section 362B of the Public Health Act 2005
- you are directed to do so by an emergency officer (public health).
If you remove your face mask under an exemption under this Direction, you must resume wearing the face mask as soon as possible after the circumstances of the exemption end. For example, you must resume wearing a face mask as soon as you finish eating, drinking or communicating (if you need to remove your mask to make yourself understood).
For more information on the use of face masks and exemptions, please refer to the Queensland Health website.
For the Moreton Bay Regional Council area, you will need to be double vaccinated to enter:
- Redcliffe Entertainment Centre
- galleries, including Caboolture Regional Art Gallery, Pine Rivers Art Gallery and Redcliffe Art Gallery
- museums, including Bribie Island Seaside Museum, Pine Rivers Heritage Museum and Redcliffe Museum
- cultural, art and music festivals, where ticketed entry applies (indoor and outdoor).
The vaccination requirements do not apply to our:
- community facilities, including community centres and halls
- outdoor community events
- venues available for private hire
- sports centres, venues and swimming pools (including Queensland State Equestrian Centre)
- caravan and camping parks
- customer service centres
- waste depots
- and environmental centres.
Community halls that are hired for private functions will need to follow the health directive restrictions:
- There are no capacity limits if all people attending are fully vaccinated.
- If there are unvaccinated people attending, there can only be a maximum of 20 people or 1 person per 4 square metres, whichever is less.
We understand that the new vaccination requirements are complex and represent significant change.
We ask residents and visitors to:
- comply with all COVID requirements, including checking in using the Queensland Government Check-in app and showing your vaccination status when required
- wear a face mask when entering any Council facility
- not enter Council facilities if you are unwell or are required to isolate
- observe all density limits that may apply
- respect those around you and physically distance
- please be patient and respectful to Council staff who are doing their best to support our communities and comply with the restrictions.
Find out more about the Queensland Government’s 80 per cent double dose vaccination restrictions.