Queensland’s Chief Health Officer Dr Jeannette Young

April 1, 2021

Brisbane’s COVID-19 lockdown ended at noon on Thursday after the good news overnight there had only been one case of confirmed community transmission in Queensland.

The latest case is a woman in the Wide Bay area who is a close contact of an already confirmed case.

She had already been in quarantine, minimising the risk of further community transmission.

Premier Annastacia Palaszczuk and Chief Health Officer Dr Jeannette Young announced the good news at a media conference in Brisbane on Thursday morning.

However, other restrictions will remain across Queensland, at least for the next 14 days.

These include:

  • Everyone over the age of 12 must carry a mask when outside home until April 15 (see Mask Requirements, below).
  • Customers must remain seated in restaurants, cafes, hotels and clubs. No dancing is allowed. All businesses must abide by the one person per 2 sq m rule.
  • A maximum of 30 people is allowed in gatherings at homes.

Outdoor events can go ahead over the Easter weekend, if they have a COVID Safe plan.

National Parks are now open again for camping.

However, visitors will not be allowed at aged care or disability care facilities, hospitals and correctional facilities (unless “end-of-life” visits) for the next 14 days.

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Mask Requirements

In all areas of Queensland, people must carry a face mask at all times when they leave home, unless they have a lawful reason not to.

Masks must be worn in indoor spaces, such as:

  • Shopping centres, supermarkets, retail outlets and indoor markets
  • Hospitals and aged care facilities
  • Hospitality venues such as restaurants and cafés (not required for patrons while seated; customer‑facing staff only)
  • Churches and places of worship
  • Libraries
  • Indoor recreational facilities and gyms (except if doing strenuous exercise, eg. high-intensity interval training, cycling, running)
  • Indoor workplaces (where safe to wear a mask and you can’t physically distance)
  • Public transport, taxis and rideshare vehicles, and waiting places or queues for this transport
  • In airports, and during a domestic commercial flight

Queensland Health also strongly recommends people wear a mask when outdoors if they are unable to stay more than 1.5m distance from other people, such as on busy walkways and thoroughfares.

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