Greater Brisbane’s lockdown will lift early – at 12pm today – following one new case of community transmission. The case is linked to one of the two clusters reported earlier this week.
“That is fantastic news … so Easter is good to go,” Premier Annastacia Palaszczuk said in a press conference this morning.
The end of lockdown was dependent on two things: no unlinked community transmission and high testing rates. Yesterday there was a record 34,711 tests done.
Some restrictions will remain in place for two weeks for all of Queensland. From 12pm today until Thursday April 15, all Queenslanders are required to carry a mask when they leave their home. Masks will be mandatory in indoor spaces such as shopping centres, supermarkets, indoor works places and public transport.
Other restrictions to return: patrons in food and beverage establishments will need to be seated; gatherings at home will be restricted to 30 people; and dancing is no longer allowed. Venues must continue to adhere to the one per two square metre rule.
Outdoor events can go ahead with a Covid safe plan. And if people cannot socially distance outside, masks are required.
Easter church services will go ahead under the one per two square metre rule, or with 100 per cent capacity if people remain seated and the service is ticketed.
More to come.