The health and wellbeing of our visitors, staff and volunteers to World Science Festival Brisbane and Queensland Museum is our priority.


We are taking regular advice from Queensland Health and we are planning and prepared for circumstances to change quickly, as Government recommendations evolve we will continue to update information about WSFB attendance.


The world has changed in the last 12 months and the Festival has had to change also, so some things will be different this year – we have made more of our program available online, we’re avoiding mass gatherings and everyone will have to check in at events.


But this is the new normal, and we’ll get there together!

Keep the following in mind


Remember to stay home if you are unwell - this includes if you have a cough, fever, sore throat, fatigue, shortness of breath or any other flu-like symptoms. More of our program is online this year so log on and join in remotely!

Social distancing

Stay 1.5 metres apart from others. Help reduce the risk of COVID-19 infection by keeping your distance from other people where possible and avoiding close contact with people you do not live with.


Wash your hands frequently and thoroughly, with warm water and soap if possible and for a minimum of 20 seconds. Hand sanitiser is available at all venues and we encourage its use.

Coughs and sneezes

Cover it! Use a tissue or sneeze into your elbow to keep your hands as clean as possible. Wash your hands carefully after you sneeze or cough, regardless.

Contact tracing

All visitors will be required to check in on arrival at events, this is a simple process but if you need help with this just ask a staff member.

Avoid touching your face

Don't touch! Avoid touching any part of your face or head, including your mouth, nose, and eyes. Also avoid biting your fingernails.


We have increased cleaning frequency at events and in all venues.

Visitor Capacities

Visitor capacity limits apply to all WSFB events and venues, please take advice from staff and signage as to capacity numbers, registering attendance and queuing information.


Consider downloading the COVIDSafe app. For more information visit

Mask? or no mask?

Masks are not mandatory, however wearing a mask is recommended in situations where you may not be able to maintain physical distancing.


Any cancellations required due to illness or exposure to COVID-19 will be fully refunded. Patrons should contact QTIX on 136 246 to request a refund.

Other venues

Each venue is required to have an individual COVID Safe Plan and WSFB has been working closely with all our venues to ensure we are meeting their requirements. Please take advice from staff and signage at each venue.

Need more information?

Touch base with our team directly in you require any further information about staying COVID-Safe

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