COVID information – Restrictions

COVID information – Restrictions

To all Baseball Qld members,

You are well aware of the COVID 19 restrictions placed on the State of Qld – a 3 day lockdown for South East Queensland, Townsville (including Magnetic Island) and Palm Island has been announced, effective 6pm AEST Tuesday 29 June.

As such, Baseball Qld confirms the cancellation of all baseball related activities over this period for the above named regions and LGA’s as listed below.

As announced this morning, from 6pm Tuesday 29 June 2021, a 3 day lockdown will be in place for the following Local Government Areas (LGAs):

  • Noosa
  • Sunshine Coast
  • Ipswich
  • Logan
  • Redlands
  • Moreton Bay
  • Brisbane
  • Gold Coast
  • Scenic Rim
  • Lockyer Valley
  • Somerset
  • Townsville City
  • Palm Island Aboriginal Shire


  • The lockdown restrictions will be reviewed on Friday 2 July.


Anyone in the affected LGAs will be required to stay at home except for essential reasons. Anyone who was in South East Queensland, Townsville (including Magnetic Island) or Palm Island on or since 6pm Tuesday 29 June 2021 is required to follow the same lockdown rules even if they are no longer in those areas.

You can only leave your residence (which includes temporary accommodation such as a holiday rental) for limited permitted purposes such as:

  • obtaining essential goods or services, including healthcare (including vaccinations)
  • exercise
  • attending essential work or childcare
  • assisting vulnerable persons

You should stay in your local area wherever possible.

You can only have two visitors to your residence (excluding volunteers and workers).

You can exercise away from your home with your household group and/or one other person not from your household.

You must carry a face mask at all times when you leave home, unless you have a lawful reason not to. You must wear a mask in indoor spaces, such as:

  • shopping centres and supermarkets
  • hospitals and aged care facilities, if permitted to visit
  • indoor workplaces (where safe to wear a mask and you can’t physically distance)
  • public transport, taxis and rideshare, and waiting places or queues for this transport
  • airports and travelling on planes.

Masks do not need to be worn in some circumstances, including children under 12 years, where people have certain medical conditions, and in workplaces where it is not safe to do so.

Masks may be removed when sitting down to eat and drink, undertaking strenuous exercise and for employment purposes.

Non-essential businesses are not allowed to operate. Cinemas, entertainment and recreation venues, hairdressers, beauty and personal care services, gyms and places of worship will all close.

Childcare centres will remain open.

Restaurants and cafes can provide take away or home delivery services only.

Funerals will be limited to 20 people, and weddings will be limited to 10 people, including the celebrant and the couple.

Restrictions on aged care, hospitals, disability care and correctional facilities apply with no personal visitors allowed. Anyone attending these facilities in South East Queensland, Townsville or Palm Island, including staff, must wear a mask. People will still be able to visit their loved ones who are at end of life.

You can return to your home outside of South East Queensland, Townsville or Palm Island, but you must follow the same lockdown rules when you return home, regardless of where your destination is.

Those leaving South East Queensland, Townsville or Palm Island during this time may do so for essential reasons or to return home, but must also remain at their residence and limit their movements until the lockdown period has ended.

If you live outside South East Queensland, Townsville or Palm Island, you can transit through those areas without stopping.

For the latest COVID related Queensland Government updates please visit this link>>>

Baseball Qld strongly recommends all of our Members follow the above and stay safe and healthy.

COVID information – Restrictions

COVID 19 – Three Day Lock Down

The Queensland Government advise that a three day lock down will be in place from 5pm this evening (Monday 29/3).

BREAKING: Greater Brisbane will go into a three-day lockdown and restrictions will come into place across Queensland after cases of COVID-19 transmission were detected in the community.

From 5pm today, residents in the local government areas of Brisbane, Ipswich, Moreton Bay, Logan and Redlands can only leave home for one of these four reasons:

1. To buy essentials such as groceries or medications

2. Work or study if you can’t do either from home

3. Exercise in your local area

4. Healthcare or to provide help, care or support

Residents of these areas must also wear masks indoors except at home, including in ride shares, on public transport and in workplaces.

Cafés, pubs and restaurants will be open only for take-away service.

Schools in the locked down areas will remain open for children of essential workers.

For the rest of Queensland, masks should be worn while indoors outside of the home and private gatherings are restricted to 30 people.

To keep our most vulnerable Queenslanders safe, aged care, correctional centres, hospitals and disability service providers will close to visitors across the state.

The restrictions will be reviewed on Wednesday evening.

These measures are tough, but they are important to keep our community safe.


The remaining GBL finals will be impacted by this lockdown and the GBL committee are currently working through contingency plans. Further details will be released once the committee have finalised their revised plans.
All baseball facilities in the locked down areas are to be considered as closed for the duration of the lockdown.

For advice on where to wear a mask during the lockdown please see this link>>>

For the latest COVID related Queensland Government updates please visit this link>>>

Active Restart Infrastructure Recovery Fund

Active Restart Infrastructure Recovery Fund

The Active Restart Infrastructure Recovery Fund provides not-for-profit sport and recreation organisations with funding for minor upgrade, repair or maintenance works and equipment to assist in re-engaging Queenslanders in physical activity.

The program is part of the Queensland Government’s $51.3 million Sport and Recreation COVID SAFE Restart Plan.

Whether it’s marquees for a fundraising event, white goods for the canteen, or a fresh coat of paint for the clubhouse, the Queensland Government is supporting up to 3,000 clubs with funding to improve their facilities and purchase relevant equipment to encourage Queenslanders to return to play.

The Active Restart Infrastructure Recovery Fund provides funding of up to $20,000 per organisation for minor upgrades, repairs and maintenance works and equipment to help re-engage Queenslanders in physical activity.

Projects may include the purchase of equipment to deliver new activities or events, assist in facility maintenance, or reduce operational costs.

Priorities for the program will be to share funding equally between Regional and South East Queensland, across activities and on those projects that will benefit as many clubs and participants as possible.

An email will be sent to all clubs who are registered with Sport and Recreation to receive updates but we would also appreciate you promoting the program throughout your networks. State or National sport and recreation bodies are not eligible to apply under this program.

To find out more about the Recovery Fund and to direct clubs where to apply, visit

Applications close 7 August 2020.

Active Restart Inf Rec Fund-factsheet

Active Restart Infrastructure Recovery Fund guidelines

City Of Gold Coast COVID-19 grant opportunities

City Of Gold Coast COVID-19 grant opportunities

The City of Gold Coast recognises the crucial role that the not for profit sector plays in providing sustainable services for our community.  In acknowledgement of the impacts of COVID-19 on our Gold Coast community, Council recently approved a Community and Business Support Package.  Mayor Tom Tate recently announced that the City will provide:

Covid-19 Community Grant Package

As part of the 2020-21 Budget adopted this week, Council committed $1.5 million in funding through the following two (2) grant programs:

Community Organisation Hardship Grant Program

$500-$5000 is available to local community groups who deliver essential services to our most vulnerable residents impacted by Covid-19.  Organisations may be experiencing financial hardship as a result of Covid-19, or seeking to establish alternate service delivery models for business continuity. Grant opened on Monday 22 June and closes on Friday 31 July 2020

Recovery Grant Program

$500-$5000 will be available to local community and sporting groups whose operations have been affected by Covid-19.  The purpose of this grant program is to ease the pressure being experienced and to assist groups to re-establish operations and activities. Grant opens on Wednesday 1 July and closes on Friday 31 July 2020

Waiver of 2020 Right of Use Fees

Waiver hire fees for sports facilities.  As such we will be waiving your organisation’s 2020 Right of Use fees.

Waiver of 2020/21 Lease Fees

Rent relief for twelve months for organisations leasing a Council community facility or community centre. As such we will be waiving your organisation’s rent fees for the 2020-21 financial year.

We look forward to working with your organisation as we return to activity.

More information can be found at

Free Training available to help fast track the return to physical activity for both stage 2 (now) and stage 3 (July).

Free Training available to help fast track the return to physical activity for both stage 2 (now) and stage 3 (July).

Active Queenslanders Industry Alliance is offering free training for the QLD Fitness, Sport and Recreation Industry, to help fast track the return to physical activity for both stage 2 (now) and stage 3 (July). 

It is highly recommended that businesses, organisations and clubs take advantage of this training, to ensure they are ready to return to operation.

The free e-Learning course covers important information such as COVID Safety Officer training and the Queensland Government’s Return to Play guide.
Your organisation or club can become COVID-safe ready and ensure best practice community health and hygiene is in place as COVID restrictions ease.

This training is for volunteers, officials, administrators, staff and operators of community sports clubs, outdoor and active recreation organisations, fitness centres, personal trainers and others in the active industry. It is essential that all organisations and clubs comply with their approved Industry COVID Safe Plan.

This free training will help get you ready COVID-safe ready ahead of the return of your participants, volunteers, spectators, and staff.

The Return to Play: COVID Safety Officer e-Learning training covers:
• Queensland Government Return to Play Guide
• The role of a COVID Safety Officer
• Industry COVID Safe Plans
• The safe and effective use of Personal Protective Equipment (PPE)
• COVID-19 and how it is spread
• Infection risk in sport, recreation and fitness industries
• Infection prevention and control

If you have any questions please email us at
For details of upcoming webinars keep an eye out for our future webinar times on our website and social media channels.

To register CLICK HERE and complete the registration form.