Brisbane Venues To Return To Limited Capacity Under New Restrictions

As regions throughout south-east Queensland go back into lockdown today, venues throughout this part of the state are returning to Stage Two restrictions.

A recent growth in COVID-19 cases has led Annastacia Palaszczuk’s Government to put the state’s south-east under lockdown again to curb the spread of the virus. Multiple positive cases of COVID-19 have been identified across the region, with six new cases being recorded today (September 30).

For venues in local government areas of Brisbane, Logan, Townsville, Palm Island and the Gold Coast, all indoor seated events will have their capacities struck back down to 75%, or one person every four square metres.

Punters will need to wear masks indoors at all time, and dancing has been banned.

“The next 24-48 hours are absolutely crucial,” the Queensland Premier has said.

“I’m asking all Queenslanders to check the list of locations, follow the health advice, and please come forward for testing if you have any symptoms at all.”

Presently, this new lockdown has no end date in place. Regarding gatherings in outdoor spaces and homes in these local government areas, up to 30 people are allowed to meet and gather. This is a significant cut back from 100 people being allowed in homes and unlimited amount of people allowed to meet outdoors.

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