Some travel restrictions eased in Queensland

RACQ has welcomed news some travel restrictions would be lifted in Queensland from midnight on Friday.

ABC News reported motorists and motorbike riders would be able to go for a drive within 50 kilometres of their home.

RACQ spokesperson Paul Turner said this was great news for anyone who wanted to go for a recreational drive.

“While we still need to maintain physical distancing to reduce the risk of spreading coronavirus in the community, from this weekend, Queenslanders will be able to drive or ride for recreational purposes to get out and about, within the limits set by the State Government,” Mr Turner said.

“With these restrictions being eased, the roads will also become busier, so please follow all the road rules and pack your patience if there is any congestion.”

Mr Turner said the news came as the Queensland Government also announced a $54.5 million package to help regional air, bus and ferry services keep running while social distancing measures remained in place.

“Transport is essential, and a reliable network is particularly critical to Queenslanders living and working in regional areas, during this pandemic,” he said.

“We’re pleased the State Government is lending a hand to transport operators so they can keep running in communities where services are limited.

“There will be support for bus operators from far north Queensland down to Toowoomba and Warwick.

“The package will also see some fees waived and licence terms extended for taxi, limousine and rideshare operators.”

More information on the package could be found here.