Council facilities and services changes under State Government’s easing of restrictions

Brisbane City Council wishes to advise residents of changes to some facilities and services from 17 November 2020, under further easing of COVID-19 restrictions by the State Government.
 
Enhanced safety and social distancing measures will remain in place, to ensure the safety of staff and residents. 
 
Activities, recreation and gatherings: 

  • Active and Healthy program sessions continue to run to standard operations, with social distancing measures to remain in place in accordance with State Government regulations.  

Public transport: 

  • Rear boarding and a No Cash policy on buses, CityCats and ferries will remain in place   
  • Existing social distancing measures on all buses, CityCats and ferries will remain in place in accordance with TransLink’s COVID-safe public transport plan. 

Libraries: 

  • All 33 Council libraries will now allow up to 1 person per 2 sqm at any one time, in accordance with State Government regulations.    

Venues:  

  • Planetarium – capacity for shows will increase from 50 to 60 patrons 
  • Pools – will continue to operate under the Aquatic Industry Plan  
  • Riverstage – will continue to operate under its site specific COVIDSafe plan. 
  • Museum of Brisbane – capacity has increased to allow 1 person per 2 sqm at any one time.  

Cemeteries and Crematoria: 

  • Due to the size of venues, cemetery building capacities remain capped at 50 people to allow up to 1 person per 2 sqm 
  • Council will continue to offer funeral streaming for those unable to attend the service in person.  

Community Halls:  

  • Gatherings in Community Halls has increased from 40 to 50 people, however this is dependent on the size of the venue to allow up to 1 person per 2 sqm 
  • All events and activities in Community Halls will still need to comply with relevant State Government released COVID Safe Business Framework and checklists to ensure COVID safe compliance. 

South Bank Parklands: 

  • Streets Beach will continue to accommodate 1000 swimmers  
  • Aquativity will continue to accommodate 400
  • The Boat Pool will continue to accommodate 400
  • Crowd numbers will continue to be managed in accordance with approved capacities
  • Changerooms and showers are open at 50% capacity to manage crowd numbers
  • Social distancing requirements will remain in place for the sand component of Streets Beach.  

Brisbane City Council is working closely with the Federal Government and Queensland Health and is following their expert health advice to help minimise the transmission of coronavirus.     
 
As updates are available, they will be included on Council’s website. For more information visit www.brisbane.qld.gov.au or phone Council on 07 3403 8888.   
 
For health advice or information visit www.health.gov.au and download the Government’s COVIDSafe app.   

Date posted:
Last updated: 17 November 2020
Topics: coronavirus