Crowds will not return to NRL and AFL in Queensland this weekend as the State Government continues to assess COVID-safe plans from the codes.
Premier Annastacia Palaszczuk today said a range of factors would have to be taken into account, with Chief Health Officer Jeannette Young currently looking at plans.
“We have to be measured and responsible,” she said.
“Once (Dr Young) ticks off those plans, she will get back to those organisations and we will be able to make some public announcements.
“Seating will have to be taken into account. Hand hygiene of course. And they will have to look at how they would separate different areas.”
Ms Palaszczuk confirmed crowds would not be returning to either the AFL or NRL this weekend.
“We want to see some crowds supporting their local football matches, but also the future netball matches, sporting matches right across the board,” she said.
“We also want to see more families cheer on their children when they play community sport.”
When asked how people she believed could be allowed to be seated at the Gabba and Metricon Stadium, Ms Palaszczuk said it depended on the “health response”.
“Can I say I’m very encouraged we’re on zero (new cases) today,” she said.
“Hopefully it means at the end of this month we will be able to open up more things.”
From July 10, when stage three of the Government’s roadmap kicks in, gathering of up to 100 people will be permitted at community sports.
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