Queensland opens borders to all states and territories except Victoria from July 10

30 June, 2020

RESTRICTIONS EASING from 12 noon 3 July 2020

> Private, non-commercial (e.g. home) gatherings of up to 100 with friends and family

> Weddings and funerals (max 100 people)§

> Maximum number of persons at museums, art galleries, libraries and historic sites determined by the one person per 4 square metre rule

> Sport, recreation and fitness organisations when following a COVID Safe Industry Plan:

> resumption of activity including competition and physical contact is permitted on the field of play

> indoor sports facilities can open with one person per 4 square metres (off the field of play)§

> outdoor sports facilities can open with physical distancing (off the field of play).

Businesses and economy

> Maximum number of customers for a business at any one time is determined by the 4 square metre rule¥^

> For smaller venues below 200 square metres, businesses can have one person per 2 square metres up to 50 persons at a time§¥

> The following businesses and areas may re-open with a COVID Safe Plan: casinos, gaming and gambling venues (including electronic gaming machines) , non-therapeutic massage, saunas and bathhouses, nightclubs, food courts.

> Office-based workers can return to their place of work

> Up to 25,000 spectators or 50% of capacity (whichever is the lesser) at Queensland’s Major Sports Facilities, with a COVID Safe Plan

> Concert venues, theatres and auditoriums can open and have up to 50% capacity or one person per 4 square metres (whichever is the greater), with a COVID Safe Plan

> More events allowed: fewer than 500 people – no approval needed when following a COVID Safe Event Checklist. 500 to 10,000 people – need a COVID Safe Event Plan approved by local public health units. Over 10,000 people – need a COVID Safe Event Plan approved by the Queensland Chief Health Officer

> COVID Safe Industry Plans continue to apply with revisions to reflect changes in Stage 3. COVID Safe Checklists continue to apply.

BORDERS:

From 12 noon 3 July 2020

> Due to the current community transmission levels, the border with Victoria will remain closed and be strengthened.

> Any person (whether a Queensland resident or non-Queensland resident) who has been in any local government area within the State of Victoria within the last 14 days should not come to Queensland. If they do, they must undergo mandatory quarantine in a hotel at their own expense for a minimum of 14 days.

> Queensland residents must not travel to any local government area in Victoria.

> The Queensland Government will implement enhanced border control measures, including border passes and identification screening

From 12 noon 10 July 2020

> From 10 July 2020, any person from New South Wales, Western Australia, South Australia, Tasmania, the Australian Capital Territory and the Northern Territory may enter Queensland subject to completing and signing a border declaration.

> If any person entering Queensland from whatever place has spent time in any local government area in Victoria during the past 14 days, they will be subject to mandatory hotel quarantine.

Offences and quarantine measures

> All persons entering Queensland must complete and sign a border declaration stating they have not been to any local government area in Victoria in the past 14 days. Penalties apply for false statements.

> All flights will be checked and road vehicle borders will be enforced.

> Police will enforce quarantine.

> A person who refuses testing in quarantine will be subject to a further 10-day period at cost.

Review

The Queensland Chief Health Officer will review levels of community transmission and may impose additional restrictions should new hot spots occur.

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