Some good news for Queensland adventure fans this week. Premier, Annastacia Palaszczuk, announced on Sunday the 26th of April that Queensland’s home confinement restrictions will begin to ease from the 2nd of May.
As of next weekend Queensland residents will be allowed to:
- Go for a drive within 50km of “home” – including learner drivers
- Embark on recreational rides on motorbikes, jetskis and boats
- Go for a picnic
- Visit a national park (sadly still no camping)
- Shop for non-essential items
This brings long-awaited news for Queensland adventure fans who have been itching to get back out on the water. Whilst camping is still considered a restricted activity, National Parks will reopen next weekend for visiting. This includes bushwalks for a shorter dose of the outdoors.
Recreational fishers will be happy to know that as long as your favourite go-to boating location is within 50km of your home, you’re free to head out on the water. Though of course, social distancing rules do still apply. So if you are planning on heading out remember to keep numbers to an absolute minimum. Restricted to members of your household where possible. As always, keeping a safe distance of 2 square metres should be practiced while out and about.
Further announcement from the premier reminds all Queensland residents to be respectful and use their newfound freedom wisely. Should Queenslanders be caught doing the wrong thing, or if there’s another spike in cases the Premier has stated old restrictions will be reinforced.
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