This morning the Premier of Queensland has announced:
> Standing eating and drinking will be permitted at indoor and outdoor venues with a COVID Plan or Checklist from 4pm today
- has fixed or temporary boundaries
- is not fully enclosed, i.e. is open to the elements and natural ventilation (significant amount of natural and unrestricted air movement required for most of the time area is in use
- can include a veranda, balcony, deck, patio, or similar structure that might be connected to an external wall of a building
- can have a roof, awning, or eave
- may include a rotunda, tarpaulin or shade structure situated in a larger open space.
- An outdoor area does not include:
- a tent, e.g., a circus tent or performance tent.
- a temporary or permanent marquee, unless marquee walls are lifted for the duration of the event
- atriums internal to a building, internal courtyards or similar
- Use of curtain walls, panel walls or other fittings to fully enclose an area to protect from the elements is considered indoors.
- Sometimes Queensland weather may require curtain walls, panel walls or other fittings to be used for short periods to partially enclose an area for patron comfort and safety.
- If a business is in doubt, it should operate as if it is an indoor space