Premier Annastacia Palaszczuk has announced there will be greater freedoms granted to Queenslanders fully vaccinated against COVID-19 from next month.
The measures take effect from December 17, or once the state reaches 80 per cent of the Queensland population 16 years and over being fully vaccinated.
The Premier said from this date, only people who are fully vaccinated will be allowed to enter venues including:
- Pubs, restaurants and cafes
- Nightclubs, live music venues and cinemas
- Sporting stadiums and theme parks
- Government owned galleries, museums and libraries
There will be no limit on weddings where all the guests are fully vaccinated, with police set to enforce requirements for venues. General and essential retail will not be impacted by restrictions against unvaccinated people.
Check In rules will still apply.
Mask restrictions where you can socially distance will also lift once the first dose rate hits 80 per cent, which is expected today or tomorrow.
CEO Dominique Lamb has been in consultation with the Queensland Government on the implications of these changes for hospitality venues and shopping centres, and we will release more information once the Health Directive becomes available.
Restrictions for unvaccinated people
When Queensland hits the target of 80% double dose, unvaccinated people will be unable to:
- Visit vulnerable settings, including hospitals, residential aged care, disability care accommodation, and prisons. There will be some exceptions for medical treatment, end-of-life visits, childbirth and emergency situations.
- Attend hospitality venues such as hotels, pubs, clubs, taverns, bars, restaurants or cafes.
- Attend indoor entertainment venues such as nightclubs, live music venues, karaoke bars, concerts, theatres or cinemas.
- Attend outdoor entertainment activities such as sporting stadiums or theme parks.
- Attend festivals – either indoor or outdoor – such as musical festivals, folk festivals or arts festivals.
- Attend Queensland Government owned galleries, museums or libraries.
These restrictions target non-essential leisure activities including attending hospitality venues (hotels, pubs, clubs, taverns, bars, restaurants and cafes) and entertainment venues (nightclubs, live music venues, stadiums, theatres, cinemas and festivals).
These activities are not essential for people to meet their basic needs, but present a considerable risk to contributing to an outbreak in our community when our borders reopen.Learn More