Venue 114 COVID-19 Pandemic Protocols

Last modified at 08/30/2021

UPDATE: The recently affected 11 Local Government Areas in South East Queensland have eased to stage 3 restrictions to join the rest of Queensland with the exception of mask wearing. Mask wearing requirements will continue to apply until 4.00pm AEST Friday 10 September 2021

Current restrictions for the South East Queensland Local Government Areas and the rest of Queensland include:

  • Up to 100 people in your home, including people who live there
  • Up to 200 people at an indoor wedding ceremony or funeral service or 1 person per 2 square metres or 100 per cent capacity with ticketed and allocated seating (whichever is greater). Indoor wedding ceremonies must have a COVID Safe Checklist in place and collect contact details via the Check in Qld app. Outdoor ceremonies have no restrictions and do not have to collect contact details.
  • There are no density restrictions for venues that operate only outdoors. All indoor settings can have up to one person per 2 square metres or 100 percent capacity with seated, ticket allocations including stadiums.


From 4.00pm AEST 27 August until 4.00pm Friday 10 September increased face mask restrictions continue to apply to the11 Local Government Areas in South East Queensland. These Local Government Areas are declared impacted areas and include the following Local Government Areas:

  • City of Brisbane
  • Moreton Bay Regional Council
  • City of Gold Coast
  • City of Ipswich
  • Lockyer Valley Regional Council
  • Logan City
  • Noosa Shire Council
  • Redland City
  • Scenic Rim Regional Council
  • Somerset Regional Council
  • Sunshine Coast Regional Council

Movement and gathering

The restrictions on movement and gathering for impacted areas are the same as the rest of Queensland.

Face masks

Face mask requirements apply in impacted areas.

Masks must also be worn when at stadiums, at an airport, and on a domestic or international flight departing or arriving in Queensland.


You must only wear a face mask outdoors when you are unable to stay 1.5 metres away from people who are not from your household. You must also wear a face mask at public transport waiting areas or taxi ranks and in outdoor workplaces unless:

  • you are alone or with the members of your household
  • you are alone in your car or with the members of your household
  • you are eating or drinking
  • you are participating in strenuous exercise
  • it is unsafe to wear a mask.


You must wear a face mask at all times when you are indoors, including workplaces unless:

  • you can stay 1.5 metres away from others (only in your workplace)
  • you are at your residence and there is no one else there except people you live with
  • you are eating or drinking
  • it is unsafe to wear a mask

Funerals and weddings

Funeral services can have up to 200 people or one person per 2 square metres, or 100 per cent capacity with ticketed and allocated seating (whichever is greater) including the person conducting the service.

Wedding ceremonies can have up to 200 people or one person per 2 square metres or 100 per cent capacity with ticketed and allocated seating (whichever is greater) including the celebrant and two witnesses. All wedding guests can dance (indoors and outdoors), subject to the one person per 2 square metres rule.

Businesses and events

Learn about restrictions on businesses and venues in impacted areas. These are the same as the rest of Queensland

More information

For more information about restrictions for Queensland see Movement and Gathering DirectionRestrictions on businesses, activities and undertakings Direction.

View the Roadmap

Find out more about the update to restrictions

Venue 114 has incorporated additional protocols and guidelines in order to operate Council owned facilities during the COVID-19 pandemic. These protocols will be updated accordingly as directed by Queensland Government and are approved by Sunshine Coast Council.

Sunshine Coast Council and Venue 114’s number one priority is maintaining the safety of council employees, hirers and the community whilst preventing further spread of COVID-19.

Hirers of Venue 114 should recognise it is their responsibility to ensure that they adhere to the protocols set out in this document and that any additional requirements for their specific activity are met as detailed in the QLD Public Health Direction. For state-wide information and advice about COVID-19, including the latest roadmap to easing restrictions, visit the Queensland Government’s Unite & Recover website.

On arrival to Venue 114 event organisers and attendees will ensure the following protocols are met:

Access requirements
  • You don’t have any symptoms associated with COVID-19 (e.g. fever, cough, sore throat, shortness of breath, sneezing/runny nose or loss of sense of smell)

  • You don’t have COVID-19 or are waiting for result of COVID-19 test

  • You haven’t been in contact with any known or suspected cases of COVID-19 in the past 14 days

  • You have not returned or been in contact with anyone else who has returned, from overseas or a hot spot within Australia in the past 14 days

  • Wearing a mask is recommended (although not mandatory or provided by Venue 114)

Physical distancing and gatherings numbers

Social and physical distancing is one way to slow the spread of COVID-19. Queensland Health advice is to keep a distance of 1.5 m from others where possible as an effective measure and is to be observed.

Venue 114 is operating in compliance with the COVID Safe Checklist for Restricted Businesses. The venue occupancy is currently calculated as one person per 2 square metres; or up to 100% of seated venue capacity at ticketed events with patrons in allocated seating. Find out more about more about current Venue 114 room capacities on our website.

Where an event is outside of the scope of the COVID Safe Checklist for Restricted Businesses, for example indoor & outdoor events with patron dancing, event organisers must refer to COVID Safe Events website for further information.

Find out more on hosting a COVID Safe Event.

Contact tracing
  • All visitors MUST sign in via the Check In QLD QR Code

  • All catering must be approved by Venue management.

Cleaning responsibilities

Sunshine Coast Council will:

  • Provide hand sanitiser

  • Display the correct COVID-19 and physical distancing signage

  • Engage professional cleaners to deep clean the venue on a daily basis

Event Organisers will:

  • Consider their environment and what is frequently used and touched by people during their event. To stop the spread, focus efforts on maintaining a clean and hygienic environment.

Breach of conditions

Any breach of the Pandemic Protocols may result in:

  • Closure of the event

  • Refusal to accept future bookings

  • Extra cleaning charges being incurred