Queensland Premier Annastacia Palaszczuk gives pubs and restaurants powers to lock out anti-vaxxers


Annastacia Palaszczuk gives pubs, restaurants and clubs radical powers to lock out anti-vaxxers – as Dan Andrews BANS them ‘well into 2022’

  • Queensland premier on Tuesday said venues would be responsible for jab rules
  • Came as state leader unveiled plan to re-open to rest of country by December 17
  • Queensland’s re-opening plan to begin at 70 per cent double dose November 19
  • Major change on December 17; interstate travellers can arrive by air or by road 










Queensland will give its pubs and clubs the power to ban the unvaccinated when the state fully re-opens – as Victorian Premier Daniel Andrews promised to lock anti-vaxxers out of hospitality venues and large-scale vents until ‘well into 2022’. 

Queensland Premier Annastacia Palaszczuk on Tuesday said venues would be responsible for deciding whether or not to admit unvaccinated patrons from December 17 when interstate travel is allowed again.

‘[The venues] may say that only vaccinated people can come in because it is about ensuring everyone is safe at those venues,’ she said.

‘I don’t want people to be left out so please, come and get vaccinated.’  

Pubs and clubs will have the power to ban the unvaccinated when the state fully re-opens on December 17.  Pictured are England cricket fans at a pub in Brisbane before the Covid pandemic

Pubs and clubs will have the power to ban the unvaccinated when the state fully re-opens on December 17.  Pictured are England cricket fans at a pub in Brisbane before the Covid pandemic

Queensland Premier Annastacia Palaszczuk on Tuesday said venues would be responsible for deciding whether or not to admit unvaccinated patrons

Queensland Premier Annastacia Palaszczuk on Tuesday said venues would be responsible for deciding whether or not to admit unvaccinated patrons

Queensland’s two-stage plan to reopen will begin on November 19. 

New modelling suggests that’s the day 70 per cent of eligible Queenslanders will have had two jabs of a COVID-19 vaccine.

Travellers from interstate will then be allowed to enter the state, as long as they fly. They must be fully vaccinated, have returned a negative test in the previous 72 hours, and spend 14 days in home quarantine.

However, international arrivals will still have to spend two weeks in hotel.

The major change will come four weeks later, on December 17, when modelling indicates 80 per cent of Queenslanders will be fully vaccinated. 

The premier has said that date is ‘locked in’ and a full reopening will proceed, even if the 80 per cent target isn’t achieved.

Travellers from interstate hotspots will be allowed to arrive by air and road, without having to quarantine. They must be fully vaccinated and return a negative test in the previous 72 hours.

The roadmap came on the same day Victorian Premier Daniel Andrews announced those who refuse to get vaccinated will be banned from pubs and events ‘well into 2022’. 

NSW will give anti-vaxxers equal freedoms as the vaccinated on December 1, just eight weeks after the state’s Covid-19 lockdown ended on October 11.

But Premier Andrews said his state will ‘not be doing that’ and will keep vaccine requirements in place indefinitely.

Victorian Premier Daniel Andrews has meanwhile announced those who refuse to get vaccinated will be banned from pubs and events 'well into 2022'

Victorian Premier Daniel Andrews has meanwhile announced those who refuse to get vaccinated will be banned from pubs and events ‘well into 2022’

Asked when the unvaccinated will be able to go to pubs and stadiums, Mr Andrews said: ‘I cannot put a day on it but it will not be when we reach 90 per cent.

‘It will not be anytime soon. That is going to function for a period of time, well into 2022.’

The premier said he expects vaccine passports will still be in place for the Melbourne Grand Prix in April. 

‘I don’t think there will be crowds at the Grand Prix made up of people who have not been double dosed,’ Mr Andrews said.

‘Please don’t play that game of ”let’s just wait them out and then we will be able to do everything we want to do and not got jabbed”.

‘No, that will not be the case here and if you make that choice, it will be a very long wait and you won’t outwait this virus.

‘If you are not vaccinated, you will get it and you have every chance of becoming very unwell.’

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