Easter is ‘good to go’ as Brisbane lockdown ends

The state recorded one case of COVID-19 community transmission overnight.

Lockdown restrictions in Greater Brisbane have been lifted, as of 12pm AEST today, with Queensland Premier Annastacia Palaszczuk saying Easter travel is “good to go”.

The good news comes as the state recorded one case of COVID-19 community transmission overnight.

While lockdown will be lifted, some restrictions will stay in place for the next two weeks.

Cafes, restaurant, pubs can re-open but patrons must be seated, while gatherings in homes will be restricted to 30 people.

People in Queensland must also carry a mask when they leave home and wear them in indoor venues, such as shopping centres, supermarkets, indoor workplaces and public transport.

Outdoor events can go ahead with a COVID-safe plan in place, but attendees must wear a mask where social distancing isn’t possible. Other venues can operate under the ‘one person per two square metre‘ rule.

Palaszczuk has also asked other states to lift the hotspot declaration on Greater Brisbane.

Chief health officer Dr Jeannette Young said while the lockdown is over, it doesn’t mean the outbreak is over.

“[It] just means that I don’t believe we need the lockdown to manage this outbreak going forward, we can use those other restrictions and the response that Queenslanders have put in,” she said.

For the latest on Queensland restrictions, click here.

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