Coronavirus restrictions to ease across Qld today!

A great day for Queenslanders today, with the next round of restrictions set to ease across the state.

It comes after another day of no new cases for the Sunshine State, with just eight cases considered active.

We’ve gone months without a fresh case of community transmission, with new infections only popping up in hotel quarantine.


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From 4.00pm, gathering limits at homes and in public spaces will increase to 50 people.

200 people can attend a wedding and all guests can dance, while 200 people will also be allowed to attend funerals.

Outdoor stadiums will be allowed to fill to full capacity, just in time for tomorrow night’s State of Origin decider at Suncorp.

There are still some tickets still available for the game.

Restaurants, pubs, clubs and other hospitality venues can finally double their indoor capacity, with the one person per four square metre rule changing to one person per two square metres.

Earlier article: Qld announces major easing of virus restrictions

It comes as Queensland takes drastic measures at their borders, declaring Adelaide a coronavirus hotspot.

However, authorities are also requiring anyone who arrived into Queensland from Adelaide since November 9 (last Monday) to get tested and isolate themselves for two weeks regardless of the result.

The Queensland Premier Annastacia Palaszczuk says we have to protect Queenslanders and their freedoms.

“What we don’t want to see is Queenslanders having to go into any form of lockdown. All of our systems have worked extremely well, but this cluster outbreak is of concern.

“It’s not like the cluster outbreaks we’ve had in Queensland, but we do really hope that Adelaide does get on top of that very, very quickly,” the Premier said yesterday.

Related article: Qld declares Adelaide a hotspot, requests last week’s arrivals to isolate