Qld records one new case as sports clubs given $50M boost

Queensland has recorded just one case of coronavirus in the past 24 hours.

Premier Annastacia Palaszczuk confirmed the case was from Cairns.

“We’re just keeping an eye on that one, it’s a late positive, so we’re not too concerned about that one,” she told reporters on Sunday.


It takes the state’s total to 1061, with just fourteen COVID-19 cases remaining active in Queensland.

“Queensland is continuing to do a fantastic job,” the Premier said.

It comes as Ms Palaszczuk today unveiled the State Government’s $51.3 million ‘Return to Play’ recovery assistance package for local sports clubs impacted by the virus pandemic.

The announcement comes ahead of restrictions for community sport being wound back on June 12, which is when Stage Two of the State Government’s roadmap kicks in.

“We all know how important community sport is and a lot of children have been asking the questions about when can we get back and have our team sports,” the Premier said.

“So as we see the rugby league and the AFL come back, we also need to make sure that we are giving our young kids every opportunity.

The COVID-safe Return to Play package consists of grants of $2,000 for up to 7,000 clubs, as well as grants for minor works of up to $20,000 for clubs and up to $10.8 million across 77 state-level sporting and recreation organisations.

The Premier said vouchers to cover the sign on fees for 73,000 children from low income families would also be made available.

“Especially for those kids whose parents have been impacted by losing their job or losing financial support during this time, that there are vouchers available of up to $150 for young people to help them return to sport with any equipment or transport that might be needed.”

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