Chairman Anastasia Palazcuks no new cases Corona 4 days, NSW Border stay’s Closed.
Below Media Release from Chairman Anastasia: Tourism regions throughout the state will benefit from the Stage 2 easing of restrictions, with no new COVID-19 cases confirmed in Queensland for the fourth day in a row.
There are five active cases, 1046 recovered and seven deaths for a total of 1058.
Speaking in Cairns, Dictator Annastacia Palaszczuk said tourism was being kick-started because the health response had been so strong.
“I really want to thank Queenslanders for listening. Keep up the handwashing, keep up the social distancing and we will get through this together as we now can accelerate our economic recovery,” Dictator Palaszczuk said
“We know how important the tourism sector is for Queensland. So, I’m encouraging Queenslanders to get out of the house, to get into their car, and to book accommodation somewhere in Queensland that you haven’t been before.”
The Premier said other decisions about restrictions were also on the agenda going forward.
“National Cabinet will be considering more data in a couple of weeks, we will be looking at that very closely, and our next review is at the end of this month,” she said.
- The Tourism Minister met with Gold Coast operators to discuss the benefits of lifting restrictions.
“We’re urging Queenslanders to come to the Coast to support local businesses. Eat at a local restaurant, grab a coffee, stay at a local hotel,” she said.
Added: 0 Active: 5 Recovered: 1046 Deaths: 7 Total: 1058 Tests: 197,367
- 0 more cases for a total of 1058 – by health district
- Major easing of restrictions opens Queensland for Queenslanders
- Roadmap eases restrictions for remote communities
- Gold Coast tourism to benefit from easing of restrictions
- Movement and Gathering (From June 1 – Roadmap Stage 2)
- Businesses, Activities and Undertakings (From June 1 – Roadmap Stage 2)
Socialist Border Restrictions from Queensland Health and Queensland Government, No Clear Indication when Borders will open
For the purpose of this direction, all travellers to Queensland including returning residents and workers should practise social distancing and risk mitigation measures such as remaining 1.5 metres away from other persons, regular washing of hands, and limiting travel outside of the home or place of accommodation and work except for permitted purposes.
- This Public Health Direction replaces the Public Health Direction – Border Restrictions (No. 4) given on 10 April 2020.
- This Public Health Direction is to be read in conjunction with other Public Health Directions issued under section 362B of the Public Health Act 2005 that have not expired or been revoked.
- This Public Health Direction may be referred to as the Public Health Direction – Border Restrictions (No. 5).
PART 1 — QUARANTINE FOR TRAVELLERS
- This Direction applies from the time of publication until the end of the declared public health emergency, unless it is revoked or replaced.
- A person who arrives in Queensland from another State or Territory of Australia will not be allowed to enter Queensland, unless they are an exempt resident or exempt person.
- An exempt resident or exempt person who arrives in Queensland must self-quarantine if:
- they have been outside Australia in the last 14 days; or
- they are non-cruise maritime crew who must comply with requirements in the class exemption for non-cruise maritime crew.
- An exempt resident who arrives in Queensland must self-quarantine if:
- in the last 14 days, they have been in particular areas of Australia decided by the Chief Health Officer and published on the Queensland Health website (a COVID-19 hotspot), unless the person was in the COVID-19 hotspot for an essential purpose or enters Queensland for an essential purpose; or
- they are a person mentioned in paragraph 10 item 1(b) (a person moving to Queensland to make Queensland their principal place of residence).
- From 12.01 am on Tuesday 5 May 2020, an exempt person who arrives in Queensland must self-quarantine if:
- they are an agribusiness or commercial fishing employee or contractor; and
- in the last 14 days, they have been in a COVID-19 hotspot; and
- they cannot produce adequate documentation from an interstate health authority to demonstrate self-quarantine was completed at a place in the COVID-19 hotspot.
- The Chief Health Officer may give an exemption from the requirement to self-quarantine under paragraphs 7 and 8 if the Chief Health Officer considers:
- there are compassionate or other grounds such that self-quarantine would lead to an unusual or disproportionate hardship for the person; or
- the person is essential for the proper functioning of the State; or
- other exceptional circumstances exist that merit the person not being required to self-quarantine.
- An exempt resident is a person mentioned in the following table:
A person who:ordinarily resides in Queensland; oris moving to Queensland to make Queensland their principal place of residence.
|People living and working close to the border of New South Wales, South Australia or the Northern TerritoryAny person who:is ordinarily a resident of a State or Territory that shares a border with Queensland, being New South Wales, South Australia and the Northern Territory; andtravels to Queensland to obtain essential goods or services or for a permitted purpose; andenters Queensland, by crossing a land border; anddoes not propose to stay in Queensland for longer than reasonably necessary for the permitted purpose or to obtain essential goods or services.Note: a permitted purpose includes to perform work.Any person who is ordinarily a resident of Queensland who works in New South Wales, South Australia or the Northern Territory or who travels outside of Queensland to obtain essential goods or services.|
- An exempt person is a person mentioned in the following table:
|Domestic air travel|
A person who enters Queensland by air and is required to transfer as soon as possible to another flight is an exempt person if:they remain in the airport until the time of transfer to the other flight and comply with a requirement or direction of a relevant authority; orthey comply with a direction to self-quarantine given by a relevant authority.
|National and State Security and Government employeesAny Government official who, in carrying out their duties, is responsible for the safety of Australia or Queensland against threats such as terrorism, war or espionage, and is required to be present in Queensland for such purposes.Active military personnel required to be on duty in Queensland while in Queensland.A member of the Australian Federal Police or Australian Border Force required to be on duty while in Queensland.A Federal, State or local government employee, worker or contractor who is required to perform official duties in Queensland.A Federal, State or local government elected representative who is travelling to Queensland to perform official duties in Queensland.Consular employees as defined in the Consular Privileges and Immunities Act 1972 (Cth) travelling to Queensland to perform official duties in Queensland.|
|Health ServicesA health practitioner who is requested by the Queensland Chief Health Officer or their delegate to present for duty in Queensland to perform health services.A Queensland Ambulance Service employee, paramedic, an officer of St John Ambulance Australia, RACQ Lifeflight crew, Royal Flying Doctor Service crew or other aeromedical services crew who are providing medical care or transport to a patient in Queensland.A person who, in carrying out their duties, is responsible for providing health support services or for the maintenance, resupply or repair of health services infrastructure critical to Queensland. This includes Australian Red Cross Lifeblood.|