More people allowed in outdoor spaces

More people allowed in outdoor spaces

State Government eases restrictions

Posted on 25.09.2020

Queensland recorded zero new cases of coronavirus overnight, with the State Government announcing more people will be allowed in outdoor spaces.

The density of people allowed in an outdoor public space will go from one person per 4 square metres, to one per 2 square metres.

It means pubs and cafes will be able to host 50 per cent of the maximum number of patrons allowed in their outdoor areas.

The changes come into effect from 1:00am on October 1.

“More people will be allowed to meet their friends in a local beer garden or at an outdoor cafe,” Ms Palaszczuk said.

Ms Palaszczuk said the hospitality industry had been calling for the changes.

The Government also announced that community events with a COVID-safe checklist, such as sports carnivals, the maximum number of people allowed would increase from 500 to 1,000 people.

Stadiums will also be allowed to host 75 per cent of their capacity.

“It means more people are allowed into these venues, and more people will be back at work,” Ms Palaszczuk said.

Source
ABC News

On being outdoors!

Listen to QLD Chief Health Officer, Dr Jeanette Young, on being outdoors!

“as health authorities learn more about the virus, it was clear that being outdoors is the safest place to be”

Exciting news today … releasing restrictions today and getting Queenslanders outdoors.

… outdoors is the safest place to be and we have got the best climate in Australia and the world in terms of living our lives outdoors.

So I strongly recommend to everyone to think about whether you can have your gathering or function outdoors.

… wherever possible I strongly recommend people move their lives as much as possible outdoors

 

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