Update to social distancing requirements applying to bodies corporate

3 July 2020

New social distancing requirements that affect bodies corporate come into effect from midday on 3 July 2020.

The changes from our last update are summarised below:

Social distancing requirement

Public gatherings have been expanded to a maximum of 100 people on the basis physical distancing is practiced (keeping 1.5 metres apart where possible).


The requirements for supervision, no spectators and the like are removed and there can now be up to one person per 2 square metres up to a maximum of 50 people (assuming the gym is less than 200 square metres).

Short term accommodation

If there are shared bathrooms or kitchens, a health management plan must still be in operation. Queensland Health has prepared templates that can be used if required.

The remainder of short term accommodation facilities without shared bathrooms or kitchens must still ensure:

  • either:
    • no more than one person per 2 square metres (up to a total of 50 people) for venues or spaces of 200 square metres or less; or
    • no more than one person per 4 square metres for venues or spaces of 200 square metres or more; and
  • contact details of guests and staff being kept for 56 days.

The public health directives are changing all the time. It is important that bodies corporates stay across the changes and what this might mean for them and their specific schemes.

Feel free to contact us if you have any questions about if, or how, the directives apply to your scheme.