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More people allowed in outdoor spaces

From 1am on Thursday, 1 October, the government will increase the number of people who can gather at venues and events, as long as it’s outdoors.

It means businesses like outdoor dining, beer gardens, theme parks and zoos, can increase the number of patrons outdoors from one per four square metres to one per two square metres.

The maximum number of attendees permitted at events with a COVID Safe Checklist will increase from 500 to 1,000 per day.

Seated capacity at outdoor stadiums, amphitheatres and outdoor performance venues with a COVID Safe Plan can increase from up to 50 per cent to up to 75 per cent.

The announcement came Friday, 25 September as no new cases of COVID-19 were recorded overnight.

There are five active cases remaining in Queensland, from a total of 55 cases linked to the Ipswich Hospital and the Youth Detention Centre and Corrections clusters.

Additional restrictions were lifted at 1am on Friday, 25 September in Ipswich, Brisbane, Logan City, Scenic Rim, Somerset, Lockyer Valley, Moreton Bay, and Redlands.

Up to 30 people will now be able to gather in people’s home and outdoor areas.

Visitors will be permitted at hospitals, but may be required by the hospital to wear PPE.

Aged care facilities can accept visitors when they are ready to do so.

The timing coincides with the lifting of the ACT as a hotspot.

Symptoms of COVID-19 include fever, cough, sore throat, shortness of breath, runny nose, fatigue or loss of taste or smell.

Fever clinics and testing locations: www.westmoreton.health.qld.gov.au/coronavirus

For the latest contact tracing locations click here.

For information about COVID-19 in other languages, click here.

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