Easing of coronavirus (COVID-19) restrictions on liquor and gaming businesses

Queenslanders should follow the Chief Health Officer's public health directions and keep up to date with requirements.

Checking vaccination status and Check In Qld app

From 1am on 14 April 2022, the requirements to check vaccination status of customers, staff and other visitors, collect their contact information and use the Check In Qld app ended for:

  • pubs and clubs
  • cafes and restaurants
  • casinos
  • cinemas
  • weddings
  • theme parks, showgrounds and stadiums
  • galleries, libraries and museums.

Vaccination and check-in requirements continue for workers and visitors in vulnerable settings (e.g. hospitals, disability accommodation services and residential aged care) and high-risk settings (e.g. schools, childcare, prisons and airports).

Face mask restrictions

Face masks are not mandatory in licensed venues but are recommended whenever you, your staff or patrons can't socially distance. Masks are still mandatory in vulnerable and high-risk settings.

Occupant density limits

Venues and events are no longer required to observe density limits. Dancing is permitted without restriction both indoors and outdoors.

What to do if someone with COVID-19 visits your venue

As soon as you become aware that someone with COVID-19 has attended your venue, you should perform a clean. You may need to close temporarily to do so.

Routine cleaning with standard household products is acceptable. A deep clean is not necessary.

Find advice on cleaning your workplace from Safe Work Australia. Read the guide to COVID-19 cleaning, disinfection and waste management.

Takeaway alcohol sales for off-premises consumption during COVID-19

Liquor authorities allowing takeaway alcohol sales for off-premises consumption during the COVD-19 pandemic ceased on 28 February 2022.

Existing restaurant licensees with a commercial other – subsidiary on-premises (meals) licence can apply for a permanent restaurant licence condition to sell wine with takeaway meals (i.e. up to 1.5 litres or 2 bottles of wine).

Also consider…


General enquiries 13 QGOV (13 74 68)

  • Licence and permit enquiries

1300 072 322

  • Gaming compliance enquiries


  • Liquor compliance enquiries


  • Media enquiries (07) 3738 8622