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Queensland’s Way Out of COVID-19: The Three Step Process Back To “Normalcy”

Recently, Premier, Anastacia Palaszcuck announced Queensland’s roadmap out of COVID-19. The roadmap consists of a three-pronged process on the way back to the new “normal”.

Phase One: Effective from 15 May 2020, Queenslanders will enjoy the ability to:

• gather in a public space of up to 10 people;
• dine in at restaurants, pubs, clubs, RSLs and cafes up to a maximum of 10 patrons at one time (no bars or gaming);
• undertake recreational travel of a radius of up to 150km from a person’s home for day trips;
• engage in some beauty therapies and nail salons up to 10 people at one time;
• attend libraries. playground equipment, skate parks and outdoor gyms up to a maximum of 10 people at one time;
• attend or have a wedding of up to 10 guests;
• attend a funeral of up to 20 guests (indoors) or 30 guests (outdoors);
• go to an open homes and/or auction with a maximum of 10 people at one time;
• go for a swim at a public pool and/or lagoon (eg South Bank, Cairns, Airlie Beach) with a maximum of 10 people at a time or greater numbers with an approved plan)

Whilst phase two of the Premier’s roadmap has been announced to take effect from 11:59pm on 12 June 2020, this will depend on Queenslander’s performance in maintaining social distancing and keeping the curve flattened. All going well, phase two will see Queenslanders be able to:

• gather in a public space of up to 20 people;
• dine in at restaurants, pubs, clubs, RSLs and cafes up to a maximum of 20 patrons at one time (or greater number with an approved plan);
• enjoy holiday travel within your region.

The anticipated date for phase three is 10 July 2020 and will see:

• a review of interstate travel;
• gatherings in venues of up to 100 people.

Again, the implementation of phase three will depend on the numbers associated with new cases of COVID-19, and how our health system is coping.

Whilst the Premier, and Prime Minister Scott Morrison continue to provide a strategy to Australians’ way out of this pandemic, it will be an interesting time to see whether and how much businesses will continue to be affected.

We are here to help

If you’re confused as to how this roadmap will affect you and/or your business, please speak with our team today. We can assist with interpreting what the Government guidelines means for you and your business.

For a detailed copy of the Premier’s roadmap, see: https://www.covid19.qld.gov.au/government-actions/roadmap-to-easing-queenslands-restrictions

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