QLD Covid-19 Restrictions Eased Early

By July 1, 2020Covid-19

Queenslanders have again been given back some freedoms ahead of schedule with Premier Annastacia Palaszczuk announcing “some aspects” of Stage 3 of restrictions easing is to commence early.

HERE’S WHAT’S ALLOWED FROM JUNE 1:

Community

  • Private gatherings of up to 100 with friends and family
  • Weddings and funerals (max 100 people)
  • Max number of persons at museums, art galleries, libraries and historic sites determined by the one person per 4 square metres rule.

Business/Commercial

  • All areas of venues will be open, including gaming, from midday Friday.
  • Capacity for clubs, pubs and restaurants set at one person per four square metres for major venues, and venues under 200 square metres are capped at no more than 50 patrons.
  • You can order beer and food at the counter, but you must otherwise be seated.
  • Queensland’s casinos re-open at midday Friday.
  • Shopping centre food courts will also reopen.
  • Concerts, theatres and auditoriums can reopen with either 50 per cent capacity or one person for every four square metres.
  • Stadiums will be allowed up to 50 per cent of capacity or 25,000 spectators whichever is the lesser.
  • Events of more than 10,000 people require an approved COVID-19 Safe Event Plan

For more information check out the QLD Government’s  Roadmap to Easing Restrictions 

WHAT’S HAPPENING WITH THE BORDER?

  • QLD state borders will reopen on July 10 but will remain closed to travellers from Victoria.
  • All visitors, including returning Queenslanders, will have to declare they have not been in Victoria in the 14 days prior to entering the state.  Persons making a false declaration could face a $4000 fine.

Body Corporate – Social Distancing

New Victorian breakouts of coronavirus clusters serve as an important reminder for bodies corporate to remain remain vigilant in adhering to social distancing requirements and other government health directives.

While some restrictions have been relaxed there are still numerous health directives in place that committees need stay across.

Social distancing requirements

  • remaining at least 1.5 metres away from other persons where possible;
  • regular washing of hands; and
  • avoiding handshaking.

Gyms

  • The 4 square metre rule
  • participants must bring their own equipment where possible (for example, gym or yoga mat);
  • frequent environmental cleaning and disinfecting should be maintained for equipment by facility staff;
  • only open if supervised and staff are available to conduct regular cleaning and enforce social distancing;
  • minimise use of communal facilities.

Public health directives are changing all the time. It is important that body corporate committees stay across the changes and what this might mean for them and their specific schemes.

If you have questions and/or concerns about the easing of Covid-19 restrictions, get in touch with your body corporate manager.

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