Queensland’s Public Health Measures linked to vaccination status

Public Health and Social Measures linked to vaccination status – a plan for 80% and beyond

On 17 December 2021, Queensland is set to ease restrictions for entry to Queensland. This is the date when at least 80% of Queenslanders, 16 years and older, are expected to be double vaccinated.

From this date, customers will also be required to show proof of their COVID-19 vaccination status when they check into many Queensland locations and businesses that will be restricted to fully vaccinated customers and visitors.

You can:

Restrictions for unvaccinated people

When Queensland reaches the target of 80% double dose, unvaccinated people will not be able to:

  • Visit vulnerable settings, including residential aged care, hospitals, prisons, and disability care accommodation. There will be exceptions for medical treatment, end-of-life visits, childbirth, or emergency situations.
  • Attend hospitality venues such as hotels, pubs, clubs, taverns, bars, restaurants, or cafes.
  • Attend indoor entertainment venues such as nightclubs, indoor live music venues, karaoke bars, concerts, theatres, or cinemas.
  • Attend outdoor entertainment activities such as tourism experiences (including reef excursions), sports stadiums, or theme parks.
  • Attend festivals (entire venue—indoor and outdoor) such as folk festivals, arts festivals, or musical festivals.
  • Attend Queensland Government owned galleries, museums or libraries.

You are able to:

  • Access other settings, such as essential retail, other retail, public transport, places of worship, funerals etc. COVID-19 density restrictions may still apply, as per Queensland’s current COVID Safe Future Roadmap.
  • Attend weddings (entire venue—indoor and outdoor), however restrictions apply. If anyone is unvaccinated (including the wedding party and officials), a maximum of only 20 people can attend.
  • Attend a private function at a hired venue, however restrictions apply. If anyone attending is unvaccinated, a maximum of 20 people or 1 person per 4m2 can attend.

If you are fully vaccinated

When Queensland reaches the target of 80% double dose, vaccinated people will be able to:

  • Visit vulnerable settings, including residential aged care, hospitals, prisons, and disability care accommodation.
  • Attend hospitality venues such as hotels, pubs, clubs, taverns, bars, restaurants or cafes.
  • Attend indoor entertainment venues such as nightclubs, indoor live music venues, karaoke bars, concerts, theatres, or cinemas.
  • Attend outdoor entertainment activities such as tourism experiences (including reef excursions), sports stadiums, or theme parks.
  • Attend festivals (entire venue—indoor and outdoor) such as folk festivals, arts festivals, or musical festivals.
  • Attend Queensland Government owned galleries, museums or libraries.

No COVID-19 density limits will apply to these venues.

For other settings such as essential retail, other retail, public transport, places of worship, funerals etc., COVID-19 density restrictions may still apply, as per Queensland’s current COVID Safe Future Roadmap.

Rules for businesses

Settings, venues or activities

Rules

Vulnerable settings
Example: residential aged care, hospitals, prisons, disability care accommodation

Must not allow unvaccinated visitors. Unvaccinated people can visit if for the purposes of medical treatment, end-of-life visits, childbirth, or emergency situations.

Hospitality venues
Example: hotels, pubs, clubs, taverns, bars, restaurants, cafés.

Only vaccinated staff and patrons permitted to enter. No COVID-19 density limits apply.

Private hire of venues, if occurring with unvaccinated individuals—a maximum of 20 people or 1 per 4m2.

Indoor entertainment venues
Example: nightclubs, indoor live music venues, karaoke bars, concerts, theatres, cinemas.

Only vaccinated staff and patrons permitted to enter. No COVID-19 density limits apply.

Private hire of venues, if occurring with unvaccinated individuals—a maximum of 20 people or 1 per 4m2.

Outdoor entertainment venues
Example: tourism experiences (including reef excursions), sports stadiums, theme parks.

Only vaccinated staff and patrons permitted to enter. No COVID-19 density limits apply.

Festivals (entire venue—indoor and outdoor) including folk festivals, arts festivals, music festivals.

Only vaccinated staff and patrons permitted to enter (including performers, crew, catering, food trucks). No COVID-19 density limits apply.

Weddings (entire venue—indoor and outdoor)

If any persons are unvaccinated, including the wedding party and officials, a maximum of only 20 people can attend. No COVID-19 density limits apply where all attendees are vaccinated.

Queensland Government owned galleries, museums and libraries.

Only vaccinated staff and patrons permitted to enter. No COVID-19 density limits apply.

Other settings
Such as essential retail, other retail, public transport, places of worship, funerals etc.

COVID-19 density restrictions may still apply, as per Queensland’s current COVID Safe Future Roadmap.

Note

  • In line with the National Plan, additional highly targeted restrictions may be required in high-risk areas.
  • For other settings not specifically outlined above, attendance is unrestricted but other measures may apply i.e. physical distancing.
  • Restrictions will apply to eligible vaccinated population (16+) as per the National Plan.

The 'New NORMAL'

Maintain physical distancing (1.5m)
Wear a mask when you’re required to
Maintain good hand hygiene
Stay at home when sick
Check In Qld app for effective contact tracing
Get vaccinated

Last updated:
19 November 2021