More freedoms in time for weekend as restrictions ease in Qld

Queenslanders will take a small step closer to normality today, with a number of restrictions set to ease just in time for the weekend.

Restrictions were due to be relaxed in the South East on Sunday, but the Premier confirmed earlier this week that authorities had agreed to bring forward the easing of some restrictions to Friday.

It means that from 4pm today, up to 30 people will be able to gather in homes and public spaces.


In some welcome news for brides and grooms across the South East, capacity at weddings has been increased to 100 attendees, with up to 20 people allowed to hit the dancefloor.

The number of people able to gather at funerals has also been increased to 100 people.

Community sport is also finally back with reduced spectators, while indoor and outdoor events and stadiums will be allowed to have 75% ticketed and allocated seating capacity.

However, some restrictions like mask-wearing will remain in place for at least another week, but they will only need to be worn in indoor public spaces.

High school students will also be required to continue wearing masks while in the classroom.

The one-person-per-four-square-metre rule for hospitality venues including pubs, clubs and cafes also remains, with a decision on whether that will be increased expected to be made next week.