Mask rule changes for Queensland as state records zero cases

The mask mandate for southeast Queensland will continue but there are some changes.

People will be able to remove their masks when sitting down at a cafe or venue and do not have to wait until they are eating or drinking.

School children will also be able to remove their masks when sitting down in what will be a relief for students and teachers.


Teachers can also remove masks while teaching when socially distanced.

People in southeast Queensland must continue to carry a face mask at all times when you leave home, unless you have a lawful reason not to.

In these areas, you should wear a mask when you can’t observe social distancing, on public transport, in taxis or rideshares and at indoor venues when you’re standing or moving around.



Deputy Premier Steven Miles announced the rule change as the state recorded zero new cases.

Chief Health Officer Jeannette Young is urging Queenslanders to “persevere” with masks for a bit longer because we don’t know where the next case is coming from.

“When you stand up please put it on again because we don’t know who you are coming into contact with,” she says.