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1 April, 2021

COVID-19 restrictions to continue for another two weeks

MACKAY, Isaac and Whitsunday region residents will have to wear masks until April 15.

From 12 noon Thursday 1 April to 12 noon Thursday 15 April 2021, all Queenslanders will be required to adhere to the following restrictions to protect against the ongoing threat of COVID19:

1. Queenslanders must carry a face mask at all times when you leave home, unless you have a lawful reason not to. You must wear a mask in all indoor spaces, such as:

  • shopping centres and supermarkets
  • hospitality venues eg clubs, pubs etc
  • hospitals and aged care facilities
  • indoor workplaces (where safe to wear a mask and you can’t physically distance)
  • public transport, taxis and rideshare, and waiting places or queues for this transport
  • airports and travelling on planes.

Masks do not need to be work in some circumstances, including children under 12 years, where people have certain medical conditions and in workplaces where it is not safe to do so. Masks do not need to be worn indoors when strenuously exercising unless you cannot socially distance.

2. Businesses will need to adhere to the one person per two square metre rule

3. Restaurants, cafés, bars and nightclubs are able to open for indoor eating and drinking whilst seated and outdoor eating and drinking whilst standing. Outdoor dancing is permitted.

4. Gatherings will be restricted to 30 people in homes. Up to 500 people can gather outside in public        spaces

5. Outdoor events with more than 500 people can proceed with a COVID safe plan. Masks must be worn if social distancing is not possible

6. Restrictions on aged care, hospitals, disability care and correctional facilities will apply with no personal visitors allowed during this period except for end-of-life visits.

7. Church services will be allowed 100 per cent occupancy with ticketed and allocated seating or they must adhere to the one per two square metre rule

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