Thousands of people will soon be able to attend sporting matches at Queensland from this weekend. Picture: Liam Kidston
Thousands of people will soon be able to attend sporting matches at Queensland from this weekend. Picture: Liam Kidston

2000 fans allowed at stadiums from weekend

UP TO 2000 fans will be allowed in Queensland stadiums from this Saturday.

It comes as Queensland recorded one new case overnight.

Deputy Premier and Health Minister Steven Miles told parliament this morning that some of the sporting codes had requested this number - 2000 - as a trial.

"That number might not be reached but it is an acknowledgment of how well the codes and the fans have done their part in controlling the spread of COVID-19," he said.

"Like a great game of football, we have to ensure our defences. But we also have to make our breaks when we can.

"Queensland has earned this small step back to normal."

The new case of COVID-19 is a woman who is in hotel quarantine on the Gold Coast.

Mr Miles said it was likely she contracted the virus overseas.

There have now been 1066 cases in Queensland, with five currently active.

Mr Miles said Queensland was in an enviable position.



'Supercells possible': Severe storm warning issued

Premium Content 'Supercells possible': Severe storm warning issued

Schoolies warned as large hail, destructive winds possible for SEQ

EDITORIAL: ADF reports expose enemy on home soil

Premium Content EDITORIAL: ADF reports expose enemy on home soil

Why it’s never been more important to support our vets

New bar under fire as owners owe ‘thousands’ to old staff

Premium Content New bar under fire as owners owe ‘thousands’ to old staff

A bar has come under the microscope of the Fair Work Ombudsman