QLD to lift some restrictions

As of midnight, Friday 1st May, Queensland’s COVID-19 restrictions will be eased across the state after a week of low cases and successful flattening of the curve.

Premier Annastacia Palaszczuk said Queenslanders had done a “terrific” job of flattening the curve, she also said members from the same household will be able to leave home for a picnic or to shop for “non-essential” goods, such as clothing, and national parks will be reopened.

Queenslanders will be able to enjoy some relief from stay-at-home rules and:

  • Go for a drive;
  • Ride or pilot a motorbike, jetski or boat for pleasure;
  • Have a picnic;
  • Visit a national park; and
  • Shop for non-essential items

This is based on the following conditions:

  • Social distancing and hygiene are maintained;
  • You remain within 50km of home; and
  • Outings are limited to members of the same household or an individual and one friend

Queensland has done a great job so far in stopping the spread of COVID-19 though Health Minister Steven Miles said 18 patients remain in hospital, with six of those in intensive care. Of those infected with the virus since late January, 926 have recovered.