Restrictions ease today: What you can and can’t do
WITH few remaining coronavirus cases in the state, Queensland will be easing a number of restrictions as of today. Find the full details from the Queensland Government roadmap for state 3 commencing from noon, Friday 3 July 2020.
Social distancing of 1.5 metres and general santisation and hygiene are still essential for operating businesses. Make sure to stay home if you're sick. Tracking and tracing measures will still be in place for businesses along with frequent cleaning and disinfection of surfaces.
Family, friends and community
Private and non-commercial gatherings will be allowed up to 100 with family and friends. Weddings and funerals will also have a max attendance limit of 100 people. Maximum number of persons at museums, art galleries, libraries and historic sites determined by the one person per 4 square metre rule.
Sports, recreation and fitness
Gyms, outdoor and indoor sports, and other recreation must adhere to the following COVID Safe Industry Plan:
- Resumption of activity including competition and physical contact is permitted on the field of play
- Indoor sports facilities can open with one person per 4 square metres (off the field of play)
- Outdoor sports facilities can open with physical distancing (off the field of play)
Businesses, restaurants, cafes
Maximum number of customers for a business at any one time is determined by the 4 square metre rule. For smaller venues below 200 square metres, businesses can have one person per 2 square metres up to 50 persons at a time.
The following businesses can re-open with a COVID Safe Plan:
- Casinos, gaming and gambling venues (including electronic gaming machines)
- Non-therapeutic massage
- Saunas and bathhouses
- Food courts
Office-based workers can return to their place of work.
Queensland stadiums, sporting events
Up to 25,000 spectators or 50% capacity (whichever is the lesser) at Queensland's Major Sports Facilities can re-open with a COVID Safe Plan
Concerts, Theatres and the Arts
Concert venues, theatres and auditoriums can open and have up to 50% capacity or one person per 4 square metres (whichever is the greater), with a COVID Safe Plan
More events allowed:
- Fewer than 500 people - no approval needed when following a COVID Safe Event Checklist
- 500 to 10,000 people - need a COVID Safe Event Plan approved by local public health units
- Over 10,000 people - need a COVID Safe Event Plan approved by the Queensland Chief Health Officer
Queensland Border restrictions ease
From 12 noon Friday 3 July 2020, Queensland border restrictions will ease for residents, due to the current community transmission levels borders will remain closed to Victoria and will be strengthened.
Travel to Victoria
Any person (whether a Queensland resident or non-Queensland resident) who has been in any local government area within the State of Victoria within the last 14 days should not come to Queensland. If they do, they must undergo mandatory quarantine in a hotel at their own expense for a minimum of 14 days.
Queensland residents must not travel to any local government area in Victoria. The Queensland Government will implement enhanced border control measures, including border passes and identification.
Travel within Queensland
Queenslanders will continue to be able to travel anywhere in Queensland for any purpose at any time except for restricted areas.
Travel outside of Queensland
From 12 Noon Friday 10 July 2020, any person from New South Wales, Western Australia, South Australia, Tasmania, the Australian Capital Territory and the Northern Territory may enter Queensland subject to completing and signing a border declaration. If any person entering Queensland from whatever place has spent time in any local government area in Victoria during the past 14 days, they will be subject to mandatory hotel quarantine.
Current interstate border control measures remain in place and will be reviewed during Stage 3 of the Roadmap. All persons entering Queensland must complete and sign a border declaration stating they have not been to any local government area in Victoria in the past 14 days. Penalties apply for false statements.
All flights will be checked and road vehicle borders will be enforced. Police will enforce quarantine. A person who refuses testing in quarantine will be subject to a further 10-day period at cost.
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