Queenslanders could be doing "unlimited dancing" at weddings by December 2020.
QLD Premier Annastacia Palaszczuk has revealed a step-by-step roadmap showing how COVID-19 restrictions will gradually ease throughout the Sunshine State from now until the end of the year. “The only reason we can do this is because Queenslanders have done a great job,” the QLD Premier said at a press conference this morning. Much like VIC's roadmap out of lockdown, it’s rather detailed.
“The new roadmap gives more certainty to the community and businesses through to the end of this year by outlining monthly easing of restrictions”, Palaszczuk said on Twitter. Have a look at the plan below.
At the presser this morning, Ms Palaszczuk announced that from 4pm today (October 2, 2020), QLD residents won't need to be seated when eating and drinking in COVID-safe venues. Don't go crazy though, as social distancing requirements remain in place.
The state will also up outdoor event quotas from 500 to 1000 and increase the capacity of outdoor stadiums from 50% to 75% (as long as the events meet COVID-safe requirements).
By November, QLD will allow NSW residents over to visit – but only on the condition that NSW has no cases of community transmission for 28 days. Gatherings of up to 40 will be permitted in QLD homes and public spaces, and up to 40 people can dance at weddings.
Finally, December will see gathering limits upped to 50 and unlimited dancing at weddings (subject to a “further review of dancing restrictions”). That’s right. Get ready for a further review of dancing restrictions, everyone. Whatever that means.
There are currently six active cases of COVID-19 in the state of QLD. “Queenslanders have done a brilliant job,” Ms Palaszczuk said. “Keep up the great work". Nice one, QLD.
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