11 November, 2021
Masks off as vax rates increase
Moreton Bay and Somerset residents no longer need to wear masks, after Queensland's overall vaccination rate passed 80% on Wednesday.
Premier Annastacia Palaszczuk said with the first target achieved, mask wearing was no longer mandatory in shopping centres, offices and other locations.
The next stage of restrictions to be lifted will be either on December 17, or when 80% of the State is fully vaccinated.
From December 17:
- Events at all Queensland government stadiums including Suncorp, The Gabba, Queensland Country Bank and Metricon will be for the fully vaccinated only including staff. That includes Big Bash, T20, One Day Internationals, NRL, AFL, State of Origin and concerts.
- Hospitality venues including pubs, clubs, hotels, bars, restaurants and cafes will be open only to vaccinated staff and patrons
- Entertainment venues including live music and karaoke bars will be for vaccinated staff and patrons only
- Music festivals both indoor and outdoor will be for vaccinated staff, performers and patrons only
- Government-owned galleries, museums and libraries will be for vaccinated only
- No COVID limit on weddings where all attendees are vaccinated
Police will enforce the requirements of the venues.
Visitors to Aged Care, Hospitals, Prisons and Disability Services will be required to be vaccinated except in end of life, childbirth or emergencies.
The first fully vaccinated event will be the Brisbane Heat v Sydney Thunder Big Bash League match at the Gabba on December 19th.