1 June 2020: COVID-19 updates #ipswichtogether

4pm. That’s a wrap.

That’s all from us today for the #ipswichtogether COVID-19 blog.

We’ll be back again tomorrow from 8am with more important community information and updates.

3.25pm. The latest on COVID-19 in Queensland

Things continue to trend in the right direction for Queensland with zero confirmed cases of COVID-19 today.

Here’s the latest when it comes to cases in Queensland.

2pm. Chalk your walk

There’s still a few days left to enter Ipswich Festivals’ Pavement Art’s Alive competition. 

With the full Brisbane Street Art Festival program on hold due to COVID-19, Ipswich Festivals has partnered with Arts Alive Ipswich to encourage residents to get creative and brighten their streets with some chalk art. 

Share your colourful creations on the Pavement Art’s Alive Facebook page with #ipswichtogether to win some great -prizes.

Entries close this Friday, 5 June.

12.40pm. Sharing stories from the backyard

While Ipswich Libraries First 5 Forever Story Times remain on hold due to COVID-19, the public programming team is sharing stories virtually from their own backyard.

Visit the Ipswich Libraries website to see Dave recreate The Enormous Turnip with a little help from his daughter, and Michaela and her dog Lenny share the story of The Ugliest Dog in the World.

10.36am. Hand hygiene is still important

We’ve done well smashing the COVID-19 curve but we can’t let up now.

As restrictions ease and we get out there again, hand hygiene remains an important part of keeping COVID-19 down.

9.22am. Overnight stays OK from noon today

Queenslanders will be able to undertake unlimited travel including overnight stays throughout the entire state from noon today (1 June) in a major easing of COVID-19 restrictions.

Premier Annastacia Palaszczuk said the community’s outstanding response to the COVID-19 pandemic had allowed the travel restrictions to be lifted ahead of a planned move to Stage Two of the Roadmap to easing Queensland’s Restrictions originally scheduled for June 12.

Under the updated plan, there will also be a further easing of restrictions at pubs, cafes and restaurants.

“The only reason we are able to move forward with our planned Stage Two ahead of the original June 12 date is because Queenslanders have listened to the advice, acted on that advice and done an outstanding job of helping to smash the COVID-19 curve,” the Premier said.

8am. Monday, 1 June 2020. No new cases fourth day in row

There are currently zero active cases of COVID-19 in the West Moreton Health region with all 38 cases recorded, now recovered according to Queensland Health information issued at noon yesterday.

There were 24 overseas acquired cases in Ipswich and four locally acquired for a total of 28 in Ipswich.

Queensland has no new confirmed cases of COVID-19 over the weekend.

Currently, one of the five active confirmed cases are in hospital, and are being treated in intensive care. The remainder of active cases are currently recovering at home.

There have been nine cases of First Nations people across the state in total.

Currently, 1,013 of the 1,058 confirmed cases had recently travelled overseas or interstate, or had close contact with a confirmed case, such as their partner or flatmate.

A total of 195,437 tests for COVID-19 have been undertaken in Queensland, with 2,827 tests undertaken in the previous 24 hours.

Most Queenslanders who have contracted COVID-19 have experienced mild symptoms.

A total of 1,046 Queenslanders (99 per cent of total cases) have now recovered from COVID-19.

Contact tracing continues for recent cases.

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