The Queensland premier has cleared the path for the NRL season to resume, as the COVID-19 curve flattens in Queensland with no new cases Friday and five more recoveries.
The Premier said the NRL season could resume May 28, dependent on Chief Health Officer advice the league's plan is workable, and the NRL's assurance that players won't break restrictions.
"It must not put at risk our excellent work containing the spread of COVID-19," the Premier said.
While the NRL may resume, the QRL suspension of Community Rugby League games and training remains in place until June 1.
The QRL says that decision was made in consultation with the QRL Chief Medical Officer to limit community transmission through the league community.
There are now 79 active cases, 948 recovered and six deaths for a total of 1033.
Premier Annastacia Palaszczuk applauded Queenslanders for their social distancing.
"You are doing us all proud, and of course the weekend is crucial. I hope that everyone acts responsibly, and they enjoy the lifting of some restrictions," Ms Palaszczuk said.
From today, some recreation within 50 kilometres is permitted for households (or individuals plus one other person) with social distancing.
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