Qld vaccine rules for venues from Dec 17

The vaccine mandate will apply to hotels, pubs, clubs, taverns, bars, restaurants and cafes.
Camera IconThe vaccine mandate will apply to hotels, pubs, clubs, taverns, bars, restaurants and cafes. Credit: AAP

People who are not fully vaccinated have just over a week before they're denied entry into a range of Queensland venues. The rules will come into force from December 17.

* After the deadline a range of businesses will be allowed to trade at 100 per cent capacity, but all patrons must be fully vaccinated.

* The vaccine mandate will apply to hotels (including hostels, backpackers, boarding houses), pubs, clubs, taverns, bars, restaurants (including fast food) and cafes.

* Entertainment venues captured in the ban include, nightclubs, live music and karaoke bars, concerts, theatres or cinemas, casinos, sporting stadiums and theme parks.

* Unvaccinated people will also be denied entry to music festivals, sports centres, swimming pools and events such as marathons, as well as universities and TAFES and government venues including libraries.

* Venues used for private hire will have no capacity limit if people attending are fully vaccinated, but density restrictions will apply if not.

* If anyone attending a wedding is unvaccinated, it is restricted to a maximum of 20 people. Funerals will not be limited to vaccinated people, but are subject to density limits and caps on attendees.

* It will be up to individual businesses to check proof of vaccination from staff, guests and patrons.

* Proof can be provided with the Check In Qld app or a printed or electronic certificate.

* Venues subject to the ban will be provided with signage to alert customers they must show vaccine status.

* The offence of spitting, coughing or sneezing deliberately on people or threatening to do will be extended to cover workers, with on-the-spot fines of $1378.50 possible.

* The December 17 deadline also means proof of vaccination will be required to visit hospitals and aged care homes. This does not apply to residents and patients, and there will be some exceptions for medical treatment, end-of-life visits, childbirth and emergencies.

* Unvaccinated people will still be able to go to grocery stores, pharmacies, post offices, newsagents and clothing stores, and take part in activities such as going to the gym.

* Capacity restrictions may still be in place at these types of businesses.

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