Directions have been updated on the 16th of October to allow aged care residents to go on excursions. Residents may now leave their residential aged care facility for a range of reasons, including but not limited to:
attending private family gatherings of up to 40 people (as long as physical distancing can be maintained)
receiving or accessing health care
attending a funeral
visiting a service provider (e.g. hairdressers, beauty therapists and legal advisors)
visiting another residential aged care facility
going on an external excursion with a group of residents (e.g. a day trip to the beach).
Residents who are part of a family group (e.g. couples or siblings) or close friends can leave the facility together.
Other updates for QLD include:
all of Queensland can gather in groups of up to 40 people in their homes and public spaces
up to 40 people can dance at any one time at a wedding with a COVID Safe Plan
dancing is permitted at Year 12 formals
Current border restrictions from 1 October 2020 continue:
the New South Wales border zone (PDF) was extended
the Queensland border zone no longer exists
Queensland residents are able to travel anywhere in the New South Wales border zone for any purpose
New South Wales border zone residents are able to travel anywhere in Queensland for any purpose.
Border closures to Victoria remain until community transmission is under control (including whether there have been any unlinked cases in the previous 28 days). A link to the current Aged Care Direction is available here.