Queensland announced drastic restrictions on unvaccinated from December 17th

The Queensland Government has announced total restrictions on unvaccinated residents from pubs, clubs, nightclubs, music venues, hotels, bars, restaurants, cafes, sports venues and more.

The new restrictions will begin on December 17, when the state will reopen its borders, or after 80% of Queenslander citizens over the age of 16 have been fully vaccinated, whichever comes first.

On Tuesday, Prime Minister Anastasia Parasek described the new measure as a “reward” for Australians in her state to return their lives to normal.

“Fully vaccinated people have definitely stepped up and did the right thing, and you deserve your freedom,” she says. Told reporters In Brisbane.

The prime minister also said in the release that the new rule would be a “stronger safeguard” when the border reopens.

“This pandemic was a long and difficult road,” Parasheck said.

“Soon our borders will open and COVID will appear in our community.

“This is to protect our freedom.”

New rules

The new rules mean that from December 17th, only fully vaccinated individuals will be able to participate in sports matches and events at the Queensland Government stadium.

This includes popular events and concerts such as Big Bash, T20, One Day International, NRL, AFL and State of Origin.

Access to hospitality facilities such as pubs, clubs, hotels, bars, restaurants and cafes is only available to vaccinated staff and customers.

The same rules apply to entertainment venues with live music and karaoke bars, and to both indoor and outdoor music festivals, as well as performers. A movie theater is also included.

Queensland Police enforces venue requirements.

“Government-owned galleries, museums and libraries are for vaccination purposes only,” Queensland said. Government release Said.

“There are no COVID restrictions for weddings where all participants are vaccinated.”

New venue restrictions will be enforced by police

Unvaccinated visitors are not allowed access to geriatric care facilities, hospitals, prisons, and disability services “to protect the most vulnerable people.”

However, this rule does not apply to “end of life, childbirth or emergency”.

This is because Queensland is expected to reach the threshold for 80% of residents with a single COVID-19 vaccine this week.

At that point, the state abolishes the obligation to mask.

Caden Pearson


Caden Pearson is an Australian-based reporter with a background in screen writing and documentary. Contact him at [email protected]