A blackboard with the shape of Queensland state drawn on it. A piece of white chalk lays to the side.

The Queensland Government have released a new roadmap to ease restrictions for October, November and December. IDEAS has put it in a text version so it is accessible for users of screen readers and people who need large text. 

The information has been taken directly from this tweeted picture.

Queensland COVID Safe Future

Stages 1 – 3 Easing

HOW FAR WE"VE COME…

COVID safe Checkpoint.

COVID Safe Check Points Queensland Health will undertake a review at each COVID Safe Check Point. The review includes:

A check that testing is widespread and there is no community transmission

Analysis of state, interstate and international trends and data

Analysis that a move to the next stage of easing of restrictions will not present unnecessary risks

Due to Queenslanders’ hard work, strong borders, testing and rapid response, restrictions have eased.

We can go for dinner or drinks at our favourite pubs, clubs, cafés and restaurants.

Our kids can go to school and play sport.

All Queensland businesses and activities are able to open and run with appropriate measures in place. > We can attend both big and small events.

We can travel freely across Queensland, staying for as little or as long as we like.

Visitors and returned travellers from five of the seven other states and territories can enter Queensland without having to complete mandatory quarantine.

We have a multidisciplinary team of experts prioritising exemptions for medical reasons.

COVID Safe Checkpoint.

COVID Safe Check Points Queensland Health will undertake a review at each COVID Safe Check Point. The review includes: > A check that testing is widespread and there is no community transmission > Analysis of state, interstate and international trends and data > Analysis that a move to the next stage of easing of restrictions will not present unnecessary risks

Stage 4 Subject to results of COVID Safe Check Point

From 1 am 1 October 2020

BORDERS

Border zone: Additional local government areas included in the declared Border zone across Northern NSW.

RESTRICTION EASING

Standing eating and drinking: Standing eating and drinking permitted at indoor and outdoor venues with a COVID Safe Plan or Checklist (from 4 pm Friday 2 October 2020).

Let’s move Queensland outside

Outdoor density: Outdoor density requirements relaxed for businesses with a COVID Safe Plan or Checklist to one person per 2m2 (e.g. outdoor dining, beer gardens and theme parks).

Outdoor events: Increase the maximum number of attendees permitted at outdoor events with a COVID Safe Events Checklist from 500 to 1000.

Open-air stadiums: Increasing the seated capacity of outdoor stadiums and amphitheatres from up to 50% to up to 75% with a COVID Safe Plan.

COVID Safe Checkpoint.

STAGE 5 Subject to results of COVID Safe Check Point

From 1 am 1 November 2020

BORDERS

NSW: Visitors and returned travellers from New South Wales can enter Queensland with a valid Queensland Border Declaration Pass without having to complete mandatory quarantine, provided community transmission is under control (including whether there have been any unlinked cases in the previous 28 days).

RESTRICTION EASING

Gatherings: Gatherings of up to 40 people in homes and public spaces across Queensland.

Weddings: Up to 40 people can dance at a wedding with a COVID Safe Plan.

If there is community transmission in Queensland, measures in impacted parts of the State may include: > Gatherings reduced to 10 in homes and public spaces > Increased testing > Wearing of masks > Aged care, disability accommodation, hospitals and corrections restrictions put in place > Increased use of PPE in aged care facilities and hospitals > People need to be seated in indoor venues > Dancing at weddings will be reduced.

COVID Safe Checkpoint.

STAGE 6 From 1 am 1 December 2020 Subject to results of COVID Safe Check Point

RESTRICTION EASING

Gatherings: Gatherings of up to 50 people in homes and public spaces across Queensland.

Outdoor events: Increase the maximum number of attendees permitted at outdoor events with a COVID Safe Events Checklist from 1000 to 1500.

Weddings: Unlimited dancing at weddings with a COVID Safe Plan.

Further review of dancing restrictions to be undertaken.

If there is community transmission in Queensland, measures in impacted parts of the State may include:

Gatherings reduced to 10 in homes and public spaces

Increased testing

Wearing of masks

Aged care, disability accommodation, hospitals and corrections restrictions put in place

Increased use of PPE in aged care facilities and hospitals

People need to be seated in indoor venues

Dancing at weddings will be reduced.

BORDERS

Victoria: Remains closed until community transmission is under control (including whether there have been any unlinked cases in the previous 28 days).

THE ‘NEW NORMAL’

Maintain physical distancing (1.5m)

Wear a mask when distancing is not possible (particularly in enclosed spaces)

Maintain good hand hygiene

Stay at home when sick

Allow for effective contact tracing

Rapidly responding to outbreaks

Travel restrictions from hot spots.


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