FURTHER EASING OF RESTRICTIONS & EXTENSION TO THE COVID-19 APPLICABLE EVENT PERIOD

The State Government has announced a plan to ease COVID-19 restrictions during October, November and December as well as extending the COVID-19 applicable event period under the planning framework to January 31, 2021.

Stage 4 of the Roadmap to easing restrictions started at 1am on 1 October by extending the Northern NSW border zone. Unseated drinking and eating is now in effect.

Stage 5 could start from 1am 1 November and would see Queensland's border open to NSW, increasing public gatherings to 40 people.

Stage 6, anticipated from 1am 1 December, would see public gatherings increase to 50 people, increased attendances at outdoor events and no restrictions on people dancing at weddings.

The Queensland border will remain closed to Victoria until community transmission is under control.

The Treasurer and Minister for Planning has also extended the COVID-19 applicable event period under the planning framework to 31 January 2021. The decision extends the application of current declared uses and approved temporary use licences until 31 January 2021 and allows businesses to apply for temporary use licenses to be issued until 31 January 2021.

For more information on the extension notice, please click here.

For more information on Queensland's Roadmap to easing restrictions, please click here.