Queensland COVID-19 restrictions to start easing from next weekend

Queensland Premier Annastacia Palaszczuk has announced the State’s plan to start easing widespread restrictions, beginning from next weekend.

It follows a meeting of National Cabinet which today agreed to a three-stage roadmap out of the COVID-19 crisis.

Queensland will begin implementing Stage One from Saturday week with stage two to from June 12.


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The third and final stage, which will see a widespread reopening of the State’s economy is set to be introduced on July 10.

But that will depend on Queensland’s rate of COVID-19 cases remaining low.

The first stage will see Queensland households allowed gatherings of up to five people while gatherings of up to 10 people will be allowed in public spaces.

Restaurants and cafes will be allowed to reopen for dining, but with a maximum of 10 patrons at a time.

Pubs, clubs and hotels can reopen for dining only, also with a maximum of 10 customers at a time.

That will be increased to 20 people for those businesses in outback areas of the State.

Stage one will also see the reopening of beauty therapists and nail salons for a maximum of 10 people, however customers will have to make an appointment and have their contact details recorded.

Libraries, playgrounds, outdoor gyms will also be reopened with up to 10 people allowed.

The number of guests allowed at a weddings will be increased to 10 while funeral services will be allowed a maximum of 20 people for indoor services and 30 for outdoor services.

Businesses limited to a maximum of ten people in stage one will see that increased to 20 in stage two which is set to be introduced from June 12.

Stage three will see that increased to 100 by July 10.

“We are dealing with the health crisis and economic crisis but I know that Queenslanders want certainty and they want a clear path forward in terms of what they can do and when that life can start returning back to some form of normality,” Premier Annastacia Palaszczuk said on Friday.

“Of course this is going to be gradual, it will take time and we cannot rush these and do everything all at once.”

“These are sensible and gradual steps. I urge everyone to stick to the rules.”

The Premier says they are keen to get tourism back up and running in time for  school holidays at the end of June.

Travel around the State will be increased in stage two to 250kms, with all restrictions likely to be lifted during stage three in July.

However the Premier won’t commit to reopening the Queensland border to allow interstate travel.

“We will be reviewing our borders, of course, and if the rates of transmission track lower in New South Wales and Victoria, we will look at enabling interstate travelling but a proviso is based on health advice and I will not put Queenslanders or Queensland families at risk and, if there is a risk, the border will remain closed.”

Stage 1 – 15 May, 2020

  • Gatherings in homes up to five people from separate households
  • Gatherings of up to 10 people  –
    • outdoor, non-contact activity
    • personal training
    • pools (indoor and outdoor)
    • public spaces and lagoons
    • parks, playground equipment, skate parks, outdoor gyms
    • libraries
    • weddings
    • hiking and other recreational activities in national and state parks
  • funerals up to 20 people for indoor services, 30 for outdoor services)
  • recreational travel up to 150kms within your region (up to 500 kms in outback regions)
  • Retail shopping
  • Dining in restaurants, cafes, pubs, registered and licensed clubs, RSL clubs, casinos, hotels up to 10 patrons at a time (no bars or gaming). Outback areas can have max. 20 people
  • Open homes and auctions up to 10 people
  • Beauty therapy and nail salons up to 10 people

Stage 2 – 12 June, 2020

  • Gatherings up to 20 people –
    • homes
    • public spaces and lagoons
    • non-contact indoor and outdoor community sport
    • personal training
    • gyms, health clubs, yoga studios
    • pools and community sports clubs
    • museums
    • weddings
    • places of worship and religious ceremonies
    • parks, playground equipment, skate parks, outdoor gyms
    • libraries
    • hiking, camping and other recreational activities in national and state parks
  • Funerals up to a maximum of 50 people
  • Recreational travel up to 250kms
  • 20 people permitted at one time for –
    • Dining in restaurants, cafes, pubs, registered and licensed clubs, casinos and hotels up to 20 patrons at a time (no bars or gaming). Outback areas can have max. 50 people
    • Open homes and auctions
    • Outdoor amusement parks, tourism experiences, zoos and arcades
    • Concert venues, theatres, auditoriums and stadiums
    • Beauty therapy, nail salons and spas

Stage 3 – 10 July, 2020

  • Intrastate and interstate travel
  • Gatherings of up to 100 people –
    • restaurants, cafes, pubs, registered and licensed clubs, casinos, hotels, indoor cinemas.
    • places of worship and religious ceremonies
    • casinos, gaming and gambling venues
    • pubs, registered and licensed clubs, nightclubs
    • Concert venues, theatres, auditoriums and stadiums
    • Beauty therapy, nail salons, spas, tanning, waxing, tattoo parlours, non-therapeutic massage parlours
    • libraries
    • funerals
    • weddings
    • saunas and bathhouses
    • museums, art galleries and historic sites
    • pools
    • community sports
    • gyms, health clubs and yoga studios

 

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Do these numbers include staff at the venue?
Will the casino only be allowed 100 people across the whole venue?

This woman is a complete idiot ! She couldn’t less about the economy or people hurting ! She does what the Unions tell her and they want a PAY RISE !

If she doesnt open up qld will go bankrupt, its so dependent on tourism and entertainment

When can we use caravan parks QLD

where does outback qld start

Used to be when the roads were rattling the car to pieces you were outback, now all the roads in the city and suburbs could be considered outback.

This is my question. She mentions there is a map, but I cannot find it anywhere

Sounds like communism catching on aye !

Just giving us a tast of como !

Why is it we are not told to wear
Face Masks by Law wouldn’t it s
SUPRESS the Virus faster?

Masks are not effective

What stage of Beauty is Lashing?
So confused

Beauty: what about a-nal bleaching?

I’m looking forward to getting my a-nus bleached again after I remove the silver spoon from it

If everyone wears a mask when out it would have saved us all a lot of stuffing around with these restrictions

at what time on the 10th of July are restrictions lifted. can i catch a plane at 10.30am in the morning on the 10th July…
Are the restriction lifted at 11.59pm on the 9th July ready for travel on the 10th July or are they lifted at 11.59pm on the 10th July ready for travel on the 11th July….