We’re always working to make your sporting experience a great one at UQ Sport, but unfortunately weather events and unforeseen things happen! You can stay up to date with the latest disruptions to our facilities below. Here, we’ll keep you informed on what’s happening now and in the future!
The University of Queensland,
Building 33, Union Rd,
St Lucia, Qld 4067
(UPDATED: 11am, Friday 10 June 2022)
50m and 25m Pools to be covered (alternating) from 10am-3pm Monday to Friday during winter season
As temperatures drop rapidly, we will be covering our 50m and 25m Pools intermittently during the winter season to maintain balmy temperatures for our afternoon lessons and evening squads.
We will be alternating covering the 50m and 25m Pools from 10am to 3pm from Monday to Friday in the winter months, ensuring one pool will always be available for lap swimming.
We apologise for any inconvenience caused.
Reopening of UQ Sport
(UPDATED: 1:35pm, Thursday 21 April 2022)
Further updates will be published on this page when available.
We look forward to seeing you at your next workout or sporting event!
Venues and Facilities Updates
Please note: if the venue or facility is not mentioned below, it is fully operational.
We’re stoked to report our 50m Pool has reopened!
Beach Volleyball Courts
Two courts are OPEN.
Third court closed until further notice
Contact UQ Sport Clubs Administration for an update.
Closed: Room 105 Olympic & Power Lifting Gym
Fields 1, 2, 3, 4, 5 and 6: OPEN
Fields 7, 8, and 9: NO ACCESS – closed until further notice.
COVID-19 vaccination requirements to attend UQ campuses, sites and facilities
(UPDATED: 2:00pm, Thursday 21 April 2022)
After considering current risk assessments, advice from health experts, feedback from UQ staff and students, and the lifting of government restrictions, The University of Queensland has decided to suspend the vaccination requirement to attend UQ locations from Tuesday 3 May 2022.
This means from Tuesday 3 May 2022, UQ Sport customers and visitors are not required to be vaccinated against Covid-19.
It remains important that we each take responsibility for keeping ourselves and others safe by:
- Keeping our vaccinations up to date and getting our COVID-19 booster and flu vaccination when due
- Staying at home if we are feeling unwell
- Remaining 1.5 metres apart to the extent possible
- Wearing a face mask when we can’t physically distance
- Washing our hands often using soap and water or hand sanitiser
For more details regarding the suspension, please visit the UQ website.
The below requirements are still valid until 3 May 2022.
From Monday 14 February 2022, The University of Queensland has implemented COVID-19 vaccine requirements for persons attending UQ campuses, sites and facilities.
The below requirements apply to UQ Sport customers, contractors, volunteers, tenants, and affiliated club members and guests at UQ’s St Lucia and Gatton campuses.
- Indoor Venues
- Outdoor Venues
- Incidental Visitors
- Disabled Accounts & Memberships
- Proof of Vaccination
- Vaccination Exemptions
- Changing Rooms
- Competitive Swim Squads
- Tennis Coaching & Court Bookings
- Social Sport
- Tenants and affiliated clubs
- College Sport
- School Sport
- Customers Awaiting Vaccination
- Have a question?
All people 16 years old and over attending a UQ Sport indoor location must be fully vaccinated against COVID-19, unless exempt (see Vaccination Exemptions and Incidental Visitors tabs for more details).
UQ Sport indoor locations include:
- UQ Sport Administration Offices (all venues – St Lucia & Gatton)
- Fitness Centre, including Sports Hall, Martial Arts Gym and Squash Courts (St Lucia)
- Fitness Centre (Gatton)
- Squash Courts (Gatton)
- Old Gymnasium (Gatton)
- UQ Sport Pro Shops (Fitness & Tennis Centres – St Lucia)
- Function Spaces (ViewPoint, The Pavilion & The Meeting Place – St Lucia)
- UQ Shop (St Lucia)
- UQ Rugby Clubhouse (St Lucia)
- UQ Tennis Clubhouse (St Lucia)
- UQ Rugby Clubhouse Gym (St Lucia & Gatton)
- Eric Freeman Boatshed Gym (St Lucia)
- Wep Harris Building (St Lucia)
Please see the Changing Rooms tab for information regarding accessing showers and toilets.
Vaccination is not required for incidental visitors, people 16 years old and over attending a UQ Sport outdoor location, including:
- Playing Fields, Courts & Cricket Nets (St Lucia & Gatton)
- Aquatic Centre (St Lucia & Gatton)
- Tennis Centre^ (St Lucia)
- Athletics Centre (St Lucia)
- BrewPoint Cafés (Synthetic Fields, Aquatic Centre & All Abilities Playground)
- Eric Freeman Boatshed
Please see the Changing Rooms tab for information regarding accessing showers and toilets.
^Only fully vaccinated persons are permitted to enter the Tennis Centre Pro Shop. Therefore, court bookings must be made by fully vaccinated customers as entry to the Pro Shop is required for check-in.
Incidental visitors are not required to be vaccinated. Incidental visitors are defined as a visitor to a UQ and/or UQ Sport location who poses little risk to UQ Sport’s staff and customers as they have limited-to-no interaction with them.
Incidental visitors include, but are not limited to:
- visitors to outdoor venues and participants in outdoor sporting events
- courier drivers
- persons passing through campuses for recreation or exercise (e.g., runners, dog walkers)
- users of playground equipment
If an incidental visitor ventures on to the broader campus, they could be asked to provide proof of vaccination. UQ Sport recommends for incidental visitors to arrive and depart their activity in a timely manner.
From Monday 14 February 2022, some member accounts will be disabled until such time as the Member provides evidence of vaccination to a UQ Sport staff member at an applicable venue. The following criteria will determine if your member account is disabled:
- You attend any of the UQ Sport Indoor Venues (see Indoor Venue tab),
- You are a General Public Member,
- Your UQ student or staff number is not recorded against your membership.
Once vaccination evidence is provided, the Membership will be enabled, and venue access and all inclusions will be again permitted.
Please note, Direct Debit payments will continue to be processed as normal while the Membership is disabled, and no credits or extensions will be granted for the period the Membership is disabled.
If you are unable to continue using your Membership due to the vaccination requirement, please contact UQ Sport to discuss your options. These include suspension until such time that you are double vaccinated, switching to an alternate outdoor membership, or cancellation of your membership.
Any person at a UQ Sport location may be asked to show evidence of vaccination, or a valid exemption (see ‘Vaccination Exemption’ tab for more details) and will be asked to leave the location if they refuse or are unable to provide such evidence.
Visitors to an indoor UQ Sport venue are required to show evidence of vaccination to a UQ Sport staff member, by providing a copy of their Medicare Vaccination Certificate, or an electronic copy of their Covid-19 Digital Certificate (Apple/Android/Google Wallet/Queensland Check In app).
A person who is unable to be fully vaccinated due to a medical contraindication may be eligible to seek an exemption from the vaccination requirement from their treating medical practitioner.
The following people are exempt from the vaccination requirement
- A person under the age of 16
- A person required to attend a UQ Sport location to respond to an emergency
- A person required to perform urgent and essential work at a UQ Sport location to protect the health and safety of UQ Sport staff, members of the public, or to protect assets and infrastructure
- Visitors to UQ Sport locations that have limited or no interaction with UQ Sport staff and customers (see ‘Incidental Visitors’ tab for more details)
UQ Sport will accept a medical contraindication as a valid exemption from the vaccine requirement. A person may seek advice from their treating medical practitioner and apply to them for a medical exemption.
Medical exemptions can be granted from the following authorised health professionals:
- general practice registrars on an approved TGA training placement
- public health physicians
- infectious disease physicians
- clinical immunologists
- GPs who meet certain criteria.
GPs need to be one of the following:
- vocationally registered
- a fellow of the Royal Australian College of General Practitioners (RACGP)
- a fellow of the Australian College of Rural and Remote Medicine (ACRRM)
Please note, UQ Sport will only accept evidence of a medical exemption via a COVID-19 digital certificate.
Both vaccinated and non-vaccinated persons are permitted to enter ventilated change rooms across UQ’s St Lucia and Gatton campuses provided a density requirement of 1 person per 2m square is not exceeded. These include:
- Gatton Fitness & Aquatic Centre
- Aquatic Centre (St Lucia)
- Tennis Centre (St Lucia)
- Athletics Centre (St Lucia)
- Building 53 (Fields 2 & 3 – St Lucia)
All other changing rooms are deemed indoor UQ Sport venues, and vaccination is required for entry.
Learn-to-Swim (Kids & Adults) enrolments will remain active, as of Monday 14 February 2022.
The Aquatic Centre (St Lucia & Gatton) are deemed an outdoor location, and non-vaccinated incidental visitors aged 16 years and older can participate in the program.
Non-vaccinated incidental visitors may enter change rooms at the Aquatic Centre (see ‘Changing Rooms’ tab for more details).
Competitive Swim Squad enrolments will remain active, as of Monday 14 February 2022.
The Aquatic Centre (St Lucia) is deemed an outdoor location, and non-vaccinated incidental visitors 16 years and older can participate in pool-based sessions only. Please note, some Competitive Swim Squad levels include Strength & Conditioning programming at the Fitness Centre, as such, you must be fully vaccinated in order to attend the Fitness Centre sessions.
Non-vaccinated incidental visitors may the change rooms at the Aquatic Centre.
If you are unable to continue with your enrolment due to the vaccination requirement, please contact Aquatic Centre staff to discuss your options.
Tennis Coaching (Kids & Adults) program enrolments will remain active, as of Monday 14 February 2022.
Only fully vaccinated persons are permitted to enter the Tennis Centre Pro Shop. Therefore, all persons who book a court and program participants 16 years and over, must be fully vaccinated as entry to the Pro Shop is required for check-in. Non-vaccinated persons are not permitted to enter the Tennis Centre Pro Shop but are allowed to play on the Tennis and Pickleball Courts as this is an outdoor facility.
Non-vaccinated persons may enter the change rooms at the Tennis Centre.
Vaccination is not required for Social Sport competitions held at an UQ Sport outdoor location.
At present, there are no Social Sport competitions held at an indoor UQ Sport location.
All tenants and affiliated clubs of UQ property will be required to ensure vaccination compliance by their staff, customers and patrons when using indoor UQ and/or UQ Sport facilities.
Affiliated clubs are required to ensure participants are fully vaccinated for all activities and competitions held at an indoor UQ Sport venue. Further, only vaccinated patrons may enter a licenced venue as specified by the Queensland Government.
Non-vaccinated incidental visitors can participate in activities and competitions held at an outdoor UQ Sport venue, in accordance with any sport-specific COVID standards permitted under Queensland Government direction.
Visiting teams, players and spectators are incidental visitors and therefore not required to be vaccinated in outdoor venues when they remain in attendance at the sports event or competition. If the incidental visitor ventures on to the broader campus, there is potential they will be asked to provide proof of vaccination. UQ Sport recommends for incidental visitors to arrive and depart their activity in a timely manner.
Non-vaccinated spectators are permitted to attend events held at UQ Sport outdoor venues only (see ‘Incidental Visitors’ tab for more details).
As directed by The University of Queensland, all UQ students are required to declare their vaccination status to the University prior to Monday 14 February 2022.
Only fully vaccinated students are eligible to compete in UQ Sport’s College Sport competitions, unless exempt. Please see the Vaccination Exemption tab for more details.
In indoor venues, persons 16 years and over must be fully vaccinated to participate in school sport activities and competitions, unless exempt. Please see Vaccination Exemption tab.
Unvaccinated persons 16 years and over are permitted to participate in school sport activities and competitions at UQ Sport outdoor venues. See Incidental Visitors tab for more details.
Non-vaccinated spectators are permitted to attend school sport events held at UQ Sport outdoor venues only (see Incidental Visitors tab for more details).
Customers must receive two doses of an approved COVID-19 vaccination before they are permitted to enter an indoor venue, and the Membership will remain disabled until such time as they provide vaccination proof to a UQ Sport staff member.
Please note, Direct Debit payments will continue to be processed as normal while the Membership is disabled, and no credits or extensions will be granted.
To avoid any lost time, customers are eligible to suspend a Membership, as per the maximum length of time set out in the Terms and Conditions