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New Road map and easing of restrictions announced this morning

2 October, 2020, Posted By tvlchamber

This morning the Premier of Queensland has announced:

> A new Roadmap to recovery for Queensland
> Standing eating and drinking will be permitted at indoor and outdoor venues with a COVID Plan or Checklist from 4pm today 
> A clear definition of an outdoor areas as somewhere that:
  • 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

Useful links for more information.

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