In good news, restrictions in South East and Far North Queensland will be rolled back at 4pm on Friday August 20. Queensland premier Annastacia Palaszczuk made the announcement after the state recorded zero new locally acquired cases and four acquired overseas.
This affects the local government areas of Brisbane, Moreton Bay, Ipswich, Lockyer, Somerset, Logan, Redland, Sunshine Coast, Gold Coast, Noosa and Scenic Rim. For residents of the Cairns and Yarrabah local government areas in Far North Queensland, restrictions will be lifted to match those in the rest of the state, outside South East Queensland.
From Friday, people in South East Queensland will no longer have to wear a mask at all times, but they will be required to carry a mask to put on when indoors or when they are unable to physically distance outside.
Up to 30 people will be able to gather in public spaces and in homes, and community sport can resume with reduced spectators, in line with density requirements. Funerals and weddings can have up to 100 attendees, and up to 20 people can dance at weddings. Indoor and outdoor events and stadiums can use 75 per cent of allocated seating.
“Make no mistake, Queenslanders must remain on high alert as Australia contends with the highly infectious Covid-19 delta variant,” Palaszczuk said.
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