#CoronavirusNewsDesk says according to Cairns News Report: Unvaccinated Queenslanders to be locked out of hospitality venues, hospitals, stadiums: The measures take effect from 17 December, or as soon as the state reaches an 80 per cent vaccination rate – the same deadline set for the border reopening to vaccinated travellers and they apply to every person aged 16 and over: More to come soon developing report ………..
Premier Annastacia Palaszczuk. Image: Queensland Government
Government-owned galleries, museums and libraries are also included, as well as all music festivals, entertainment venues, restaurants, hotels and clubs.
Visitors to aged care facilities, hospitals, prisons and disability services will also be required to provide proof of vaccination, except in end of life, childbirth or emergency situations.
Police are responsible for enforcing the requirements of the venues, and will be conducting compliance checks.
Cairns Chamber of Commerce CEO Patricia O’Neill is now meeting with the Deputy Chief Health Officer and the Deputy Premier to seek some clarity about exactly what staff members the new rules will apply to.We are already crucified with staff shortages as a business community.Patricia O’NeillCairns Chamber of Commerce CEO
“Having to leave unvaccinated staff off, well we need all the staff we can get, especially coming into Christmas period,” she said.
“There are a lot of grey areas, which just gets more people confused.”
From 17 November, Queenslanders will be able to register their vaccination status on their Check In Qld app.
Fully vaccinated Australians can also now access their COVID-19 vaccination certificate through MyGov.
BREAKING: Fully vaccinated Queenslanders will be rewarded to keep our freedoms from 17 December or when we reach the 80% double dosed milestone. #covid19pic.twitter.com/WICAlLvxl0— Annastacia Palaszczuk (@AnnastaciaMP) November 9, 2021
Premier Annastacia Palaszczuk said the new measures are a reward for vaccinated Queenslanders who deserve their lives to be returned to normal, as well as a greater measure of protection once borders re-open
“This pandemic has been a long, hard road,” the Premier said.
“Soon our borders will open and COVID will be in our communities.
“This is about keeping our freedoms.
“I think business wanted certainty and today we are giving that certainty.
“This gives them the certainty that they need to prepare for the Christmas holidays.”
#AceHealthDesk report ………..Published: Nov.11: 2021:
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