Lockdown lifted! Restrictions to Greater Brisbane will end at midday today
The snap three-day lockdown that was placed on Greater Brisbane on Monday March 29, will end at midday today, Thursday April 1 – though some statewide restrictions will remain in place for the next fortnight.
After a nail-biting three-day wait, residents of Greater Brisbane can breathe a sigh of relief after the Queensland Government announced that the recent lockdown will end as of midday today. Citing high testing rates and low case numbers, Queensland Premier Annastacia Palaszczuk announced that residents would be free to leave the city over the Easter break, but also declared that some restrictions would remain in place for the entire state.
For the next two weeks, from midday today until Thursday April 15, all Queenslanders will be required to carry a mask when outside their home. Masks will need to be worn in indoor spaces such as shopping centres and supermarkets, workplaces, public transport, and at food or beverage venues. Businesses are permitted to reopen, but are required to adhere to the one-person-per-two-sqm rule. Restaurants, cafes, bars and nightclubs may only open for seated eating and drinking – no standing or dancing is allowed. Visitors to aged-care facilities, disability accommodation services, hospitals and correctional facilities are restricted across the state. Finally, gatherings at homes across the state are to be limited to 30 guests, including residents.
A full list of current restrictions can be found on the Queensland Government website.