QLD Covid Restrictions to Ease on Friday (16/07/21)

The Queensland government has outlined a further easing of coronavirus restrictions.

Restrictions in Queensland will ease from 6am, Friday 16 July, premier Annastacia Palaszczuk has announced.

Here’s what you can and can’t do.

Can you leave your home?

Yes, there are no longer any restrictions on leaving your home unless you are self-isolating as a close contact or awaiting test results.

Do you need to wear a face mask?

From 6am Friday masks will only be required at airports and on planes.

Until Friday, people in any of the areas that were subject to the three day lockdown will still have to wear a mask when they are outside of their own home, unless:

  • You are alone or with members of your household outdoors or in your car
  • You are eating or drinking
  • You are at work (except in the hospitality and transport industries) and can isolate from others
  • It is unsafe to do so

In the rest of Queensland, people are encouraged to wear masks but it is not mandatory. If you have been in the areas that were subject to the three day lockdown in the past 14 days you must carry a face mask with you at all times.

What are the limits on gatherings and events?

From Friday 6am, the limit on indoor gatherings will be 100 people across the state.

Until Friday, people in south east Queensland, Townsville, Magnetic Island and Palm Island can have 30 people gather in their home, in an outdoor setting, or in another venue.

Funerals and weddings held indoors are limited to one person per two square metres, or 200 people, or 100% capacity of the venue with ticketed allocated seating – whichever is greater.

There is no limit on numbers for outdoor weddings or funerals.

Are businesses open?

Shops, restaurants, cafes, cinemas, gyms, beauty services and other businesses can operate subject to density limits and Covid-safe rules, listed here.

Dance floors are open again from Friday, 16 July, and the number of customers is three people per four square metres.

From 9 July, the use of a Covid check-in app is mandatory for many businesses.

While Stratacare will endeavour to provide the most-up-to-date information and advice that is available, please note that your best source of information on Covid-19 is always the Government and relevant Health Authorities.


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