e-Blast: COVID-19 update: Stage 3 easing of restrictions from Friday 3 July

Queensland is slowly easing COVID-19 restrictions.  We are getting more freedom to travel, catch up with family and friends and join in more activities.

Below we have summarised what the new rules are for movement and gatherings and there is also a section which summarises border changes. You will also find useful links, if you would like more information.

Movement and Gatherings

The following are allowed from Friday, 3 July 2020 at 12 noon, as long as you practise social distancing:

  • Private gatherings of up to 100 people in homes;
  • Wedding and funerals of up to 100 people;
  • Museums, galleries and libraries can have 1 person per 4 square metres;
  • Contact indoor and outdoor community sport re-starts;
  • Venues such as casinos and food courts can reopen; and
  • Office based workers can return to their place of work.

Click here to go the roadmap to easing Queensland’s restrictions.

Border Changes

5 things you should know about Queensland borders.

  1. Queenslanders should not travel to Victoria.
  2. From midday Friday 3 July, anyone who has been in Victoria in the last 14 days (including Queenslanders) should not travel to Queensland. If they still choose to come to Queensland, they will have to undergo 14 days mandatory quarantine in a hotel at their expense
  3. This can’t be avoided by travelling to Queensland via any other state, including New South Wales
  4. From midday Friday 10 July, any person from New South Wales, Western Australia, South Australia, Tasmania, the Australian Capital Territory and the Northern Territory will be permitted to visit Queensland
  5. Entry will be subject to completing and signing a border declaration

More information on Queensland Border Closures can be found here.

Frequently asked questions

Frequently asked questions about travelling, visitors, gatherings, and general COVID-19 topics can be found here.


We must all continue to practice physical distancing as much as possible and:

  • wash our hands regularly with soap and water, and use alcohol-based sanitiser
  • avoid hugs, kisses and handshakes
  • wherever possible keep at least 1.5 metres away, two big steps, from people we don’t live with.

If you have any feedback on these changes you would like to share with QDN, please don’t hesitate to contact our team at qdn@qdn.org.au or by calling 1300 363 783.