Gold Coasters will get a real sense of FREEDOM today, with coronavirus restrictions to relax even further from midday.
Stage 3 of our state’s roadmap to recovery have been brought forward, allowing a large number of businesses to get back up and running properly.
It’s a big moment for the hospitality sector in particular, with patron limits lifted back to square-metre rules.
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Businesses under 200 square metres can operate with one person per 2 square metres, while larger venues can have one person per 4 square metres.
It means pubs and clubs can have more guests, as well as the return of bar service.
Plus gaming is now back, meaning The State can reopen it’s casino for the first time in more than three months.
Office-based workers will also be allowed to return to work, and if you can manage — you can have 100 visitors in our homes, or at funerals and weddings.
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Also coming into effect from midday today, is the rule that requires anyone who’s been to Victoria within the last two weeks will have to complete mandatory quarantine.
It involves a new ‘border declaration’ document, which is expected to be tied to the ‘border permit’ which is already in effect.
But, police are yet to reveal specific details around what this means for regular border crosses.
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While our borders will be properly reopened from next Friday July 10, with visitors from all states except Victoria allowed in.