Premier Annastacia Palaszczuk has announced the easing of coronavirus restrictions will be brought forward - officially being lifted at 6am tomorrow.
The mask mandate will officially end and visitor restrictions at hospitals, aged care facilities and prisons will be scrapped.
The restrictions were anticipated to be lifted just six hours later at midday. Premier Palaszczuk thanked Queenslanders for their "mighty job".
Restrictions will ease from 6am tomorrow, Thursday 15 April.— Annastacia Palaszczuk (@AnnastaciaMP) April 13, 2021
Masks will not be required except at airports or when flying.
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"I have had a meeting this morning with Dr Young and the Health Minister and I can advise that the easing of our restrictions will be from 6am tomorrow morning," Premier Palaszczuk said.
"Queenslanders have done a mighty job and I want to thank everyone
"I know it's been very tough on families who have had loved ones in hospitals, in aged care facilities and disability homes, so families are going to be reunited."
Stadiums, theatres and cinemas can operate again at 100 per cent capacity and gatherings of up to 100 people will be allowed at private residences.
Dancing and standing restrictions will be dropped at pubs and clubs and no restrictions will be placed on outside gatherings.
Queensland has now gone 11 days without recording a locally transmitted case of coronavirus.
Masks are still required to be worn inside airports and on planes, and Ms Palazscsuk advised people to continue to wear masks in places where they can't socially distance.
"I advise everyone if you're going into a crowded area in a shopping centre or something or public transport and you can't socially distance, have your mask and if you feel like putting it on, please feel free to do that," she said.