Buffets return as more restrictions to be eased in QLD

Restrictions across Queensland will be eased even further, but only if the latest local case of COVID doesn’t lead to an outbreak.

Queenslanders will also be required to check-in at even more places as part of the rules.

Officials confirmed on Sunday that a female flight crew member tested positive in Brisbane after leaving hotel quarantine on Saturday.


She visited Brisbane’s CBD and the DFO at Brisbane Airport prompting several alerts.

Read more: New local COVID case recorded in Queensland

Despite the latest case, the Premier has flagged easing a number of COVID rules on Friday.

Indoor venues including pubs, clubs, restaurants, live music venues, hostels and B&Bs will be allowed three people per four square metres, up from the current one person per two square metre rule.

There will be no limit on household gatherings but a list of attendees will be required for gatherings of more than 100 people.

There will also be no limit on public outdoor gatherings while charter boats will also have capacity limits scrapped.

Buffets and smorgasbords will also be allowed to return after a long hiatus.

The trade-off for restrictions being eased is an expansion of Queensland’s check-in system.

From Friday, July 9 it will be mandatory to check-in using the Queensland app at shopping centres, food courts, supermarkets, open homes, hairdressers, casinos, theme parks and caravan parks.

“It isn’t too much to ask for more freedom. We want life to go back to as normal as possible and I think this is a very small requirement so the businesses have a few days to get that up and running and under control,” Premier Annastacia Palaszczuk said. 


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I don’t need to check in anywhere. Why would anyone listen to this scums rules. Look up what her father is involved in, gene manipulation. This palachook needs to be eradicated!


You need to be eradicated.