NSW COVID-19 Update (as at 4pm, 8 May 2020)
NSW coronavirus restrictions to lift from Friday, May 15th, but will not follow all National Cabinet measures – ABC News
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New South Wales Premier Gladys Berejiklian will announce the plan to start relaxing lock down restrictions from Friday, but local and regional travel is not yet back on the menu.
Coronavirus restrictions will ease in NSW on Friday – which means you can sit down in your local cafe, and kids can play in parks. Here’s what else you need to know:
👨👩👧👦 outdoor gatherings of up to 10 people will be permitted, and people can have five visitors at any one time
☕ cafes and restaurants will be able to have up to 10 people dining in
👰🏽 weddings will be allowed to have up to 10 guests
🕊️ funerals can accommodate up to 20 mourners indoors and 30 outdoors.
🛐 there can now be up to 10 people at religious gatherings
🤸🏽outdoor gyms and playgrounds will open and outdoor pools (with restrictions).
More info @ https://www.abc.net.au/news/2020-05-10/how-nsw-coronavirus-restrictions-will-be-wound-back/12228948
Queensland COVID-19 Update (as at 4pm, 8 May 2020)
+ From Saturday 16 May, Stage 1
+ From Saturday 13 June, Stage 2
+ Stage three
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Overview and key developments: https://www.qld.gov.au/covid-19/updates/stakeholder-bulletins/covid-19-update-8-may-2020
Following National Cabinet, the Premier announced Queensland’s roadmap to easing restrictions allowing more travel, more activities and larger gatherings.
For full details, visit https://www.covid19.qld.gov.au/.
>> From Saturday 16 May, Stage 1 will allow for:
- gatherings in homes (max 5 visitors, allowed from separate households)
- gatherings of a maximum of 10 people together in a public space
- dining in at restaurants, pubs, clubs, RSLs and cafes for a maximum of 10 patrons at one time as part of a gradual re-opening (no bars or gaming)
- recreational travel of a radius of up to 150km from your home for day trips
- some beauty therapies and nail salons for up to 10 people at one time
- reopening of libraries, playground equipment, skate parks and outdoor gyms (maximum of 10)
- wedding guests increased to 10 people and funeral attendance increased to 20 (30 outdoors)
- open homes and auctions with a maximum of 10 people at one time
- re-opening public pools and lagoons (eg South Bank, Cairns, Airlie Beach) with a maximum of 10 people at a time or greater numbers with an approved plan
for Outback Queensland, where there have been no COVID cases, two special concessions have been made:
- dining in at pubs and cafes will be up to 20 for locals only, reflecting the important role these venues play in connecting small outback communities; and
- recreational travel of a radius of up to 500 kilometres reflecting the long distances in the Outback.
>> From Saturday 13 June, Stage 2 will allow for:
- gatherings at homes with a maximum of 20 visitors
- dining-in at restaurants, pubs, clubs, cafes and RSLs for up to 20 patrons at a time and an option for more with an approved COVID-safe plan
- holiday travel within your region.
>> Stage three includes reviewing border closures and building to 100 customers for venues giving certainty to business, communities and families to be able to plan ahead.
It’s important to note people still need to maintain social distancing and good hygiene.