Mask up – new Queensland restrictions have been announced
Prepare to mask up, folks! Queensland Premier Annastacia Palaszczuk has announced new Covid-19 restrictions as the state records new cases.
In a conference on Monday June 28, Queensland Premier Annastacia Palaszczuk has announced that two new locally acquired Covid-19 cases were recorded in Queensland overnight, one of which has been confirmed as the highly-contagious Delta variant. As a result, the Queensland government has announced that new restrictions will be implemented as of 1:00 am Tuesday June 29. From tomorrow, it will once again be mandatory to wear masks in a number of locations across Queensland including Brisbane, Gold Coast, Noosa, Sunshine Coast, Ipswich, Logan, Redlands, Moreton, the Scenic Rim, the Lockyer Valley, and Somerset. You must carry a mask at all times when you leave your house and they must be worn in indoor spaces such as shopping centres, public transport, hospitals, aged-care facilities, churches and workplaces where you can’t physically distance.
The new restrictions also see the reintroduction of the one-per-four-square-metre rule for venues (customers are required to be seated in hospitality settings), weddings will be restricted to 100 people with only 20 people allowed to dance and household visitors will be limited to 30. A full list of current restrictions can be found on the Queensland Government website.