Annastacia Palaszczuk eases restrictions in Queensland as she closes border with NSW – with UNLIMITED visitors outside
- Queensland closes border with New South Wales on Friday from 1 a.m.
- They can gather outside in unlimited numbers, from 100 cap
- Queenslanders can also host a house party for up to 100 people
Queensland is easing restrictions within the Sunshine State as the New South Wales border is closed from Friday.
Because Sydney residents are not allowed to exercise outdoors in groups of more than two people, Queensland residents are allowed to gather outside in unlimited numbers.
The outside limit for 100 people is being dropped despite NSW again having more than 100 daily new case numbers of the more contagious Delta strain of Covid.
People living in Queensland are also allowed to host a party for 100 people in their homes, with the rules relaxed just two days after Brisbane won the right to host the 2032 Olympics.
Queensland is easing restrictions within the Sunshine State as the New South Wales border is closed from Friday. As Sydney residents are prohibited from exercising outdoors in groups of more than two people, Queenslanders are allowed to gather outside in unlimited numbers (pictured shows spectators celebrating Brisbane’s winning of the right to host the 2032 Olympics) to organise)
From Tokyo, Prime Minister Annastacia Palaszczuk announced that the residents of Queensland would have more freedom as the border with NSW was closed for the first time since February.
“Queensland’s roadmap for easing restrictions has been updated,” she tweeted, linking to Queensland Health’s new rules.
From 1am on 23rd July all of NSW will be a hot spot for the next four weeks as Queenslander gives its citizens more freedom.
Chief Health Officer Jeannette Young said the outbreak in Sydney was “particularly concerning.”
“Across the country, we’re seeing how much risk COVID-19 remains, especially the Delta variant,” said Dr. Young.
“The current outbreak in NSW is of particular concern.
From Tokyo, Prime Minister Annastacia Palaszczuk announced that the residents of Queensland would have more freedom as the border with NSW was closed for the first time since February
‘Queensland’s roadmap for easing restrictions has been updated,’ she tweeted, linking to Queensland Health’s new rules
“I know it’s been a challenge, but we have to remain vigilant until a much larger part of the community is vaccinated.”
Only NSW residents in regional areas along the border are allowed to visit Queensland for health care, employment, education, shopping and care for someone who is vulnerable.
NSW registered a new high of 124 new cases of Covid-19 on Thursday, leading the state’s outbreak — which began with a pilot who tested positive on June 16 — to 1,652 infections.
Queensland registered zero new cases on Thursday morning.
As of July 23 at 1am, all of NSW has been declared a hotspot for the next four weeks. This will reinvigorate a police patrol at Coolangatta on the Gold Coast that was imposed at the start of the pandemic in March 2020 (pictured)(
Acting Prime Minister Steven Miles also confirmed that the state had administered two million vaccines to date.
Chief Health Officer Jeannette Young said the outbreak in Sydney was ‘particularly concerning’ as Queensland residents were given more freedom
“To ease the restrictions outlined, we will close the border with the rest of New South Wales,” he said.
“That reflects current agreements with Victoria, South Australia, Western Australia and Tasmania.
‘There will be a border zone for people who live within communities around the border and have to travel.
“We will allow those trips for essential purposes.”
The border closures are easing restrictions across Queensland, including gatherings at homes rising from 30 to 100.
Indoor spaces will be able to have one person per two square feet, while there are no limits for outdoor gatherings.
With the NRL moving its entire league to the state, with bubbles set up on the Gold Coast, Sunshine Coast and in Brisbane, stadiums that can accommodate more than 20,000 people will now have a 75 percent capacity.