Brisbane’s lockdown to lift today

Brisbane’s lockdown to lift today

after just one case of community transmission

Posted on 01.04.2021

Lockdown will lift early in Brisbane, ending at midday today, after just one new case of community transmission that’s linked to an existing cluster of COVID-19.

Premier Annastacia Palaszczuk said testing rates, low case numbers, and the fact that community transmission had been linked to existing cases, allowed authorities to give the green light.

Easter is good to go,” she said.

“I understand a lot of families in Greater Brisbane have made plans and the last thing we want to see are accidents on our roads at 5:00pm this afternoon and into the evening.”

However, some restrictions will remain across the state.

Ms Palaszczuk said for the next two weeks, from midday until April 15, all Queenslanders would be required to carry a mask when they left their home.

“We will also ask you to wear those masks in indoor spaces such as shopping centres and supermarkets, indoor workplaces, public transport,” Ms Plaszczuk said.

Ms Palaszczuk said all patrons at food or beverage venues must be seated, and there will be no dancing.

Businesses and churches will be able to operate but will need to adhere to one person per 2 square metre rule.

Aged Care facilities, disability care facilities, hospitals and prisons won’t be able to have visitors for the next two weeks.

“We are not out of the woods yet,” she said.

“I’m asking Queenslanders, all Queenslanders, for the next two weeks if we all do the right thing, we can get through this together.”

Key points:

  • 10 new cases of coronavirus in the past 24 hours, including just one in the community
  • A record 34,711 tests conducted yesterday
  • Brisbane lockdown lifting at midday but some restrictions will still apply

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