Mask mandate to end as Queensland nears vaccination milestone
The state’s mask mandate could be lifted as soon as today with Queensland set to pass a vaccination milestone.
Premier Annastacia Palaszczuk has confirmed the rule will be lifted once 80 per cent of the eligible population has had their first dose of a COVID-19 vaccine.
BREAKING: Masks will no longer be required when 80% of eligible Queenslanders have received at least one dose of a COVID-19 vaccine 😷😁
That means no masks indoors including schools, cafés, pubs, clubs, hairdressers and workplaces. pic.twitter.com/NM1MHQMn2g
— Annastacia Palaszczuk (@AnnastaciaMP) November 8, 2021
As of yesterday, 79.5 per cent of Queenslanders had received their first vaccine, while 67.1 per cent are fully vaccinated.