e-Blast: COVID-19 new rules from 1 June explained

From June 1 Queensland COVID-19 restrictions have eased further because of the responsible approach to social distancing that Queenslanders have taken.  Go Queensland!

You can find the latest roadmap to easing restrictions here.  We have also included a picture guide to the easing of restrictions from 1 June.

We want to remind members of the rules about when support workers and carers are counted in the allowed number of people and when they are not.

drawing of a house with three people insideSupport for a person with disability at your residence

You can have up to twenty visitors, plus your support workers or carers.

Support workers and volunteers can be at the residence at the same time, as they are not counted as visitors. This is because the risk of spread is reduced when in your place of residence.

park bench and two treesSupport for a person with disability away from your residence

When counting your group size for recreational travel, away from your residence, you must include your support worker/s or carer. This is because of the complexity in identifying support worker/s and carers when authorities and businesses count group size in public settings.

What has changed from 1 June 2020?

You are permitted to do the following activities with your support worker/s or carer in a group of up to 20 people, including your support worker/s or carers (as you will be away from your residence).

Subject to physical distancing requirements you can:

  • dine in or seated drinks in restaurants, cafés, pubs, registered or licenses clubs, RSL, hotels and casinos.
  • go to public spaces and lagoons like Southbank parklands, Airlie Beach
  • enjoy non-contact indoor and outdoor community sport
  • attend personal training, gyms, health clubs, yoga studios, pools
  • go to community sports clubs
  • visit museums, art galleries, historic sites, libraries, parks, playground equipment, skate parks and outdoor gyms
  • go hiking, camping and other recreational activities in national and state parks
  • visit places of worship, religious and civil ceremonies and weddings.
  • attend funerals (maximum of 50 people)
  • undertake recreational travel, camping and go to tourism accommodation, including caravan parks (anywhere in Queensland)
  • go to retail shops
  • enjoy time at a beauty therapist, nail salon, tanning salon, tattoo parlour and spa
  • go to the cinema
  • visit an open home or go to an auction
  • have fun at an outdoor amusement park and tourism experiences, zoo, arcades, concert venues, theatres, and stadiums

graphic with lots of icons in black and also orange lines depicting the new rules

Throughout all stages it is important that we all continue to:

  • Practice social distancing – keep 1.5 metres apart from others
  • Regularly wash your hands
  • Stay home if you are sick
  • Get tested if you have any symptoms (dry cough, fever)

Orange words boost your healthy. Blue words during COVID-19For support, inspiration and ideas to stay healthy and active at home during COVID-19 check out the Health and Wellbeing Queensland website here.

As always, we are keen to hear directly from our members so if you have any stories or feedback regarding COVID 19 and these rules, please don’t hesitate to contact our team at qdn@qdn.org.au or by calling 1300 363 783.