Restrictions eased across Qld as state goes another day with zero COVID-19 cases

Restrictions will ease across the southeast this afternoon as the state goes another day with zero COVID-19 cases.

Premier Annastacia Palaszczuk confirmed on Friday that restrictions across Brisbane, Gold Coast, Moreton Bay, Logan, Townsville and Palm Island will come into line with the rest of Queensland at 4pm on Friday.

It means pubs, cafés and restaurants will return to 1 person per 2m² indoors and outdoors.


Up to 100 people can gather in homes, with no limit for people gathering in public spaces.

Visitors are permitted at aged care, correctional centres, hospitals and disability service centres.

Up to 200 people can attend funerals and weddings, and all wedding guests can dance.

Stadiums and events can have full capacity.

Mask rules will also ease with the requirements about wearing them while seated in indoor venues now scrapped.

However, the Premier urged Queenslanders to continue wearing their masks wherever they can.

“Where you can’t socially distance indoors, wear a mask,” Ms Palaszczuk said.

“We would suggest that you continue to wear these masks when you are going into shopping centres, when you go onto public transport.

“Also, if you are going inside to a cafe or restaurant or pub, you wear your mask going in, you check-in and then you don’t need to wear your mask.

“But if you’re feeling compromised that you can’t socially distance then, of course, the onus is on you if you want to put that mask on.

“These masks are very, very vital in terms of stopping any potential spread.”

But because Queenslanders have done a great job, Dr Young has advised us this morning that those restrictions can ease.”

Mask rules are easing at schools with students only needing to wear them while going in and out of school rooms.

Teachers are allowed to remove masks when at the front of the class teaching and students can remove them when they are seated.

Those rules come into effect when school restarts next week.