Oh my gosh, how exciting is this news! Or is it? Perhaps, 'others' feel like me, that we have become comfortable in our little cocoons at home and are feeling ever so apprehensive about venturing outdoors and once again spreading our wings. But, then on the other side of the coin, what absolutely fantastic news that we can at last start planning some new adventures. Same, same … but new!
And, to keep our spirits and optimism up, a future action plan is the way to go!
✵ From Friday 15 May, Stage 1 will be implemented and the following will be permitted:
Get-togethers up to a maximum of ten people together in a public space;
A maximum of ten guests will be permitted to dine in at restaurants, pubs, clubs, RSL's and cafe's at the same time, as part of the gradual re-opening of dining venues. I've heard, via the grapevine, that certain dining establishments feel it might not be viable to only open for ten guests, so this will, no doubt, be dependant on individual businesses.
No bars or gaming will be authorised at this stage;
Recreational travelling up to a radius of 150km from your home for day trips, will be permitted;
Some beauty therapies and nail salons may open for up to ten people at one time. Saunas, massage therapy venues and tattoo parlours remain closed.
The re-opening of libraries, playground equipment, skate parks and outdoor gyms for a maximum of ten people at one time;
The number of wedding guests is to be increased to ten people and funeral attendance will be increased to twenty people indoors and thirty guests outdoors;
Re-opening of public pools and lagoons for eg South Bank, Cairns and Airlie Beach - again to a maximum of ten people at any one time (this one is going to be a tough one to implement) or greater numbers with an approved plan.
Real Estate open homes and auctions with a maximum of ten people at one time
Doors will soon be opening to holiday travel within our region - Image: santiagotorresc195 to Pixabay License
Queensland, keep up the good work, but always remember to be safety conscious, wash your hands (every time you think of it), social distance and download the COVIDSafe App. Stay safe and stay healthy, Queensland, we've got this!