Greater Brisbane’s three-day lockdown will end as scheduled at 6pm tonight, Premier Annastacia Palaszczuk announced in a press conference this morning.
Some restrictions will remain for 10 days until 1am on January 22. Those restrictions will apply to Brisbane, Logan City, Ipswich, Moreton Bay and Redlands.
People will be required to carry a face mask at all times and must wear them in public places including shopping centres, supermarkets, beauty salons and retail outlets as well as in hospitals and aged-care facilities, churches and places of worship, libraries, cinemas, art galleries, gyms, and indoor work places where you cannot socially distance. You do not need to wear a mask while dining indoors.
People will also be required to wear a mask on public transport, in taxis and ride shares, on planes and at the airport. You do not need to wear a mask in your own vehicle. “When in doubt, wear a mask,” the premier said.
Additionally, retail and indoor hospitality venues will revert to the one-person-per-four-square-metre density rule (smaller venues up to 200 square metres can have one person per two square metres – up to a maximum of 50 people). Patrons must be seated when eating and drinking, and dancing is not allowed.
Private gatherings can have up to 20 people in homes and public spaces. Weddings can have up to 100 people (no restriction on dancing). Funerals can have up to 100 people. Indoor concert venues and theatres can operate at 50-per-cent capacity or one person per four square metres, whichever is greater.
This weekend's cricket test at the Gabba will go ahead at half capacity. Masks will be mandatory when entering, leaving and moving around the stadium. You will be be required to wear a mask while seated. Other outdoor stadiums (with Covid-safe plans) will operate at 50-per-cent capacity.
There were no new locally acquired cases announced today. There are four new cases in hotel quarantine.
More to come.