Queensland Relaxing restrictions from June 12

Update from Midday June 1, 2020 Queenslanders will be able to enjoy unrestricted travel throughout the state.

This is being brought forward intra-state travel because of so few coronavirus cases, but also because of the detailed plans submitted by the tourism industry.

From June 1, 20 people be allowed to dine-in at restaurants and cafes, to attend a gym, cinema, library, museum, art gallery, or place of worship.

The same rule will apply to bars, but patrons must be seated.

Venues are required to have "COVID-safe" plans in place, and in the majority of cases, these have been submitted by the sector's peak body.

Only venues that have unique services — such as Australia Zoo — are required to submit a bespoke COVID-safe plan.

From June 5

Hospitality venues will be allowed to have 20 people per "section" of their establishment.

This means at a pub with multiple restaurants and rooms, up to 20 people could be accommodated in each room, as long as there are no more than one person per 4 square metres.

"For example, some surf clubs, pubs and RSLs may have four or five defined separate indoor and outdoor areas — they can have 20 people in each of these areas if the areas are big enough," Deputy Premier and Health Minister Steven Miles said.

Mr Miles said very large venues could also erect temporary partitions to allow them to host groups of 20.

The same rule would apply for gyms, meaning they could reopen with up to 20 people in each section.

Chief Health Officer Dr Jeanette Young reminded people all of the same rules around keeping a 1.5-metre personal distance, washing hands regularly, and staying home if you are sick, apply.

From June 12

Queensland will be moving to relax the restrictions set for June 12 on the current post pandemic road map as advised by the state government in concert with the state chief medical officer.

The State's strong health response to COVID-19 means we’re well positioned for recovery.

On Friday 8 May 2020 the Premier Annastacia Palaszczuk released Queensland’s Roadmap to Easing COVID-19 restrictions. The roadmap outlines a staged approach to giving Queenslanders more freedom to travel, participate in more activities and hold more gatherings.

The Roadmap provides sensible and gradual steps to a COVID recovery that will reconnect our communities and keeps our economy moving by supporting business, industry and Queensland jobs.

Explore the stages to learn more about how restrictions are easing. There is also important information about how business will keep COVID safe as restrictions are eased.

S0 Queensland has a little longer to wait — stage 2 of their roadmap is down for June 12.

Family, friends and community

Gatherings of up to 20 people:

homes, public spaces and lagoons (e.g. South Bank Parklands, Cairns, Airlie Beach etc), non-contact indoor and outdoor community sport

personal training, gyms*, health clubs* and yoga studios*, pools (indoor and outdoor) and community sports clubs, museums, art galleries and historic sites

weddings, parks, playground equipment, skate parks and outdoor gyms, libraries, hiking, camping and other recreational activities in national and state parks, places of worship and religious ceremonies, Funerals (max 50), Recreational travel, camping and accommodation, including caravan parks (max 250kms within your region)

Businesses and economy

Retail shopping

20 people permitted at any one time for: dining in (with COVID SAFE Checklist): restaurants*, cafés*, pubs*, registered and licensed clubs*, RSL clubs*, hotels* and casinos* – no bars or gaming, indoor cinemas, open homes and auctions, outdoor amusement parks*, tourism experiences*, zoos* and arcades*, concert venues*, theatres*, arenas*, auditoriums* and stadiums*, beauty therapy, nail salons, tanning, tattoo parlours and spas (with COVID Safe Checklist)

School holidays – drive holiday in your region – Queenslanders backing Queensland

Tourism accommodation

The Outback

Dining in (with COVID Safe Checklist): restaurants*, cafés*, pubs*, registered and licensed clubs*, RSL clubs* and hotels* (max 50 at any one time) for locals only (must show proof of residence) – no bars or gaming

Recreational travel within the outback only if you live in the outback.

From July 10 the next stage will be rolled out:

Subject to further planning and review, interstate and further intrastate travel will be permitted and a maximum of 100 people will be permitted for:

gatherings in public spaces and homes

dining in: restaurants, cafés, pubs, registered and licensed clubs, RSL clubs, food courts and hotels

indoor cinemas, places of worship and religious ceremonies, museums, art galleries and historic sites, pools and community sports clubs, community sport, gyms, health clubs and yoga studios, outdoor amusement parks, zoos and arcades, concert venues, theatres, arenas, auditoriums and stadiums

weddings, funerals, saunas and bathhouses, open homes and auctions, casinos, gaming and gambling venues, pubs, registered and licensed clubs, RSL clubs and hotels, nightclubs, beauty therapy, tanning, nail salons and spas, tattoo parlours and non-therapeutic massage parlours, libraries, hiking, camping and other recreational activities in national and state parks.

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