Queensland’s coronavirus restrictions will be further relaxed in time for Mother’s Day this weekend, Premier Annastacia Palaszczuk announced in a press conference this morning.

From this Sunday, up to five people from the same household will be able to visit another household of up to five people. The increase applies only to gatherings inside homes – meeting up outside is still off the cards.

Chief Medical Officer Jeannette Young said that only two households will be able come together at any one time, but that a household could receive multiple separate visits in one day. A household could also travel further than the current 50-kilometre limit to visit another household, as long as it didn't interact with the surrounding community during that visit. Otherwise, social distancing guidelines still apply.

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"We don't think that will increase risk,” Young said. “It's about one household going to another household.”

“I really want to thank Queenslanders for a great job that they have been doing right across our state and I think this is going to be welcomed by families,” Palaszczuk said.

Queensland logged just two new cases of Covid-19 yesterday, taking the state’s total to 1043 since the outbreak started. Fifty-two of those cases remain active and nine people are in hospital.