Coronavirus home visitor restrictions eased

Home visitor restrictions imposed during the coronavirus outbreak will be eased on Mother’s Day.

From Sunday 10 May, up to five members of one household will be allowed to visit another household.

And you can drive to a household further than 50km provided you only visit that household and don’t venture into the community.

The easing of restrictions on home visitor numbers is great news for Queensland families keen to celebrate Mother’s Day.

Queensland Premier Annastacia Palaszczuk announced the eased restrictions as the number of active COVID-19 cases in the state again dropped.

There are now 50 active cases of coronavirus in Queensland, while 989 have recovered and, sadly, six people have died from the virus.

“Sunday is Mother’s Day and because Queensland has been doing such a great job, from Sunday up to five members of a household may visit another home,” Ms Palaszczuk said.

“So that is great news for families.”

The Premier has been in discussions with hospitality and tourism industry representatives about the potential easing of restrictions in public places.

“We’ve got to have COVID-safe plans in place for cafes, restaurants, pubs, RSLs to reopen, so we’re getting all of that work done,” she said.

“I met with the Industrial Relations and Employment Ministers yesterday and that work is progressing at a rapid rate.”