Queensland restrictions roadmap makes venues vaccinated-only
The Premier has unveiled measures which will see life return to normal for fully vaccinated Queenslanders and harsh restrictions imposed on the unvaccinated.
The measures will be in place from December 17, or when 80 per cent of the state’s eligible population is fully vaccinated – whichever comes first – and will apply to people aged over 16.
Events at all entertainment venues, music festivals, stadiums and government-owned locations will exclusively admit fully vaccinated patrons and staff.
The first fully vaccinated event will be the Brisbane Heat v Sydney Thunder match at the Gabba on December 19.
Pubs, clubs and nightclubs will be freed of all restrictions, provided all patrons are fully vaccinated.
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The Queensland Police Service will enforce the requirements of venues.
Similarly, there will be no limit to attendees of weddings if everyone has had two doses.
Fully vaccinated Queenslanders will be rewarded on 17 December or once we reach 80% double dosed ⬇️ pic.twitter.com/6sN91BYM1U
— Annastacia Palaszczuk (@AnnastaciaMP) November 9, 2021
The state’s mask mandate will also be lifted in all venues, with the exception of in airports and on planes.
However, it’s encouraged they will still be used on public transport and in rideshare vehicles.
Premier Annastacia Palaszczuk said these restrictions are about “keeping our freedoms”.
“There are people who are just thinking: ‘Should I get my vaccine or not?’
“Now is the time.”
Image: Annastacia Palaszczuk / Twitter