Premier Annastacia Palaszczuk has announced a further easing of restrictions that will allow more people into more places.
From 1am this Friday:
• Indoor venues can grow from one person per two square metres to three people per four square metres including hostels and B and Bs, an increase of 50% • No limit on gatherings in homes • No limit on outdoor places • No restrictions on aged care, disability services and hospitals • Self-service food is back
The Premier released a new roadmap detailing the changes.
“This is another example of how our strong health response is enabling our economy to come back faster,” the Premier said.
“The decision allowing the return of buffets and smorgasboards will free up staff allowing hotels to open more rooms in time for the school holidays.”
Health Minister Yvette D’Ath said the changes are largely made possible by the success of the Check in Queensland App that has sped up contact tracing.
The Minister said more venues will be required to use the app.
“Places like food courts, open houses, hairdressers, casinos, theme parks and caravan parks will be required to use the app,” Minister D’Ath said.
“Many have already recognised how easy and simple the app is.
“We will now require them to use it.
“It’s free, it’s easy and it helps us keep Queensland safe.”
Chief Health Officer Dr Jeannette Young said eased restrictions will also assist the music industry.
“They can have more people under the three per four square metre rule and dancing is perfectly ok,” Dr Young said.
“Industry plans can now be replaced with a standard checklist and that will just make life easier for everyone.”