From July 3 Queensland will move into some aspects of Stage 3 including opening the borders a week later but entry from Victoria will not be permitted.
Premier Annastacia Palaszczuk said Queensland had no further cases of COVID but had large concerns about Victoria's community transmission with over 250 new cases in a week.
"The border with Victoria will remain closed and will be strengthened," the premier said.
"Anyone who has travelled from Victoria including Queenslanders will be prevented from entering or will have to quarantine at their own expense for two weeks."
All the other states are in a similar so from July 10 will be allowed in after filling a border declaration to say they haven't been to Victoria in the last 14 days.
Border controls will still continue with struct penalties for false statements.
Queensland said they will deploy their deputy chief health officer and 40 nurses to Victoria to help out there.
"The message is do not travel to Victoria or come there from here until the virus is brought under control," deputy premier Steven Miles said.
In other changes from July 3 private gatherings can be up to 100 people at weddings, parties and funerals.
Kids sport and contact sport will be back as well as spectators though social distancing is encouraged with one and halt metres recommended between families.
Stage 3 measures include allowing:
- Private gatherings of up from 20 to 100 people in homes - great for special birthdays and celebrations of milestones;
- Wedding attendance increases from 20 to 100 (and the reception size increases too);
- Contact indoor and outdoor community sport starts with an approved plan;
- More events, with events of more than 10,000 people requiring a COVID Safe Event Plan approved by the Chief Health Officer; and
- Additional venues such as casinos and food courts to reopen.
"The four square metre rule per customer applies across the board with no ceiling, and no need to divide customers into smaller groups," the Deputy Premier said.
"For small businesses, we will relax the four square metre rule, allowing up to 50 customers for a venue below 200 square metres in size, provided they keep a register of customers. For example, a 100 square metre café can currently have 25 patrons, with five of them in a separate area; now they can have up to 50 patrons," he said.
"And patrons will be able to go to the bar to collect your food and drink - meaning faster service at many locations."
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