"Organise that house party": Brisbane, Ipswich gathering restrictions to ease on Friday

"Organise that house party": Brisbane, Ipswich gathering restrictions to ease on Friday

As Queensland goes 14 consecutive days without any confirmed community transmission of COVID-19, today the state government has decided to lift restrictions on gatherings.

As such, strict 10 person limits on gatherings inside a home or outdoors in Brisbane and Ipswich will be eased from 1am on Friday to allow for 30-person gatherings.

Queensland Deputy Premier Steven Miles has told Brisbane and Ipswich residents to invite some friends over this weekend.

"People can go ahead and organise that house party for Friday night," said Miles.

The easing of restrictions in the two areas will also mean that people can visit aged care facilities and hospitals again.

The measures will coincide with the state government lifting the classification of the ACT as a COVID-19 hotspot, allowing travellers from Canberra to enter Queensland by plane.

Updated at 10.44am AEST on 24 September 2020.

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