By Juliano Oliveira
Anzac Day commemorations in Queensland will go through as normal this year after a restrictive 2020 due to the COVID-19 measures.
It has come to 47 days without a local case, and Premier Annastacia Palaszczuk said that such achievement led the state to ease restrictions further and faster throughout the pandemic.
“Every single Queenslander responded to the call to stop the spread of the virus,” the Premier said.
“It means we can gather in our streets and at cenotaphs to mark the sacrifices of previous generations, serving men and women and their families.
“I discussed Anzac Day with Dr Young, and she is fully supportive of allowing crowds back to mark this special day.”
Check-in procedures will be kept in indoor events and dismissed in outdoor celebrations.
RSL South-eastern Sub-branch President Kerry Gallagher said that communities and veterans would be able to step out with their comrades.
“Veterans get together one day a year and march down the streets of their town, the one they gave service to, and be able to catch up with their mates,” he said.
The 2020 commemorations were crowd-free events because of the risk of spreading COVID-19. The ‘Light Up the Dawn’ initiative will continue.