The Australian and Queensland Governments have restricted gatherings and placed rules around when you can leave your home.
Some restrictions will ease in Queensland following the Queensland community working together to flatten the curve.
Following encouraging signs Queensland is flattening the COVID-19 curve, Premier Annastacia Palaszczuk has announced further easing of stay at home restrictions.
From Sunday, May 10:
- Up to five people from a household can visit another household
All other rules remain in place during this time.
What can I do?
- You can go shopping for non-essential goods
- Kindergarten, Prep, Years 1, 11 and 12 go back to school on Monday. Remaining year-levels are still learning at home
- You can have a picnic with people from your house
- If you go out by yourself, you can only meet one other person from outside your house for a run or picnic. It can only be the two of you, not your family plus one other
- You can travel up 50 kilometres from your home with members of your house. You can travel more than 50 kilometres if you're visiting another household but you have to visit then leave, there's no going to the shops or beach under this rule.
- You can visit any business that's open — like getting your hair cut
- From Sunday, up to five people from a household can visit another household
- Brisbane dog owners will soon be able to run their dogs off leash after Brisbane's Lord Mayor Adrian Schrinner announced 131 dog parks will gradually reopen from Friday, 8 May.
What can't I do?
- Dining in at cafes, restaurants, pubs and clubs still isn't allowed but discussions are underway.
- Gyms and public playgrounds are all still closed.
- Queensland's borders also remain closed.
- Weddings are still restricted to five people: celebrant, the couple and two witnesses.
- And funerals can still only have 10 people, unless the Chief Health Officer grants an exemption.
From the Prime Minister's Press Conference, 5 May 2020
- National Cabinet will be discussing how to reopen the economy at the National Cabinet Meeting on Friday 8 May.
- National Cabinet's focus is currently on defining what a COVID-safe economy will look like and on getting businesses the tools they need to achieve this.
- When restrictions start to ease, infection rates will increase but Australia is well-prepared (e.g. we have so many more ventilators, personal protective equipment, social distancing)
Queenslanders can expect high visibility policing across the state, particularly beaches and parks.
See the infographic below for advice on when you can leave your house and how many visitors you can have.