Restrictions that have shaped the lives of Queenslanders for months are here to stay, the state’s leader says.

Premier Annastacia Palaszczuk said on Wednesday that unless there is a COVID-19 vaccine, the risk is too high.

“Until there is a vaccine, we have to keep up with the social distancing, we never know when there could be a new case,” she told reporters.

“We have contact tracing in place ready to go and as we’ve seen, it can emerge very quickly, like it has in Victoria.”

The state government will continue to review restrictions and potentially ease them further if they deem it safe to do so.

Borders will reopen to all states and territories except Victoria next week.


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