No new cases as concerns grow over Qld venues flouting rules

Some good news for Queensland today, with the state recording yet another day of no new cases of coronavirus.

The number of active cases has also dropped from four down to just three.

It comes as health authorities are urging people to not become complacent after several pubs and clubs were seen flouting rules overnight.


Queensland Police will be out in full force across the Gold Coast and Brisbane this weekend as they launch a crackdown on bars and nightclubs.

It’s understood officers will be targeting long lines to ensure venues are enforcing social distancing, as well as dance floors, which remain off-limits.

Party-goers are being warned to be on their best behaviour, with police flagging tougher restrictions if too many people are caught playing up.

“There’s a raft of different things we could do, we can continue to do enforcement, we can continue to do education, we will continue to do the messaging so please listen, or we might also need to look at what the restrictions are,” Deputy Commissioner Steve Gollschewski said.

A number of businesses across the Gold Coast have reportedly also been failing to take down customers names and contact numbers.

It’s prompted Chief Health Officer Dr Jeanette Young to write to the peak bodies for hospitality venues about the importance of keeping contact details of diners as a way of contact tracing.

The state total remains at 1071.