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

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

  • Queensland Premier said on Tuesday venues are responsible for jab rules
  • Came when the state leader unveiled a plan to reopen to the rest of the country by December 17
  • Queensland’s reopening plan starts on November 19 with a double dose of 70 percent
  • Big change on December 17; interstate travelers can arrive by air or by road










Queensland will give its pubs and clubs the power to ban unvaccinated people when the state fully reopens – as Victorian Prime Minister Daniel Andrews promised to keep anti-vaxxers out of hangouts and large-scale vents until ‘well into 2022’.

Queensland Prime Minister Annastacia Palaszczuk said on Tuesday that locations will be responsible for admitting or not admitting unvaccinated customers from Dec. 17, when interstate travel is allowed again.

‘[The venues] can say that only vaccinated people can get in because it’s about making sure everyone is safe in those locations,” 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 reopens on December 17. Pictured are English cricket fans in a Brisbane pub before the Covid pandemic

Queensland Premier Annastacia Palaszczuk said on Tuesday that venues are responsible for whether or not they allow unvaccinated customers

Queensland Premier Annastacia Palaszczuk said on Tuesday that venues are responsible for whether or not they allow unvaccinated customers

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

New models suggest that 70 percent of eligible Queensland residents will have had two injections of a COVID-19 vaccine.

Interstate travelers will then be allowed to enter the state, as long as they fly. They must be fully vaccinated, have had a negative test within the last 72 hours and must be in home quarantine for 14 days.

However, international arrivals are still required to spend two weeks at the hotel.

The big change comes four weeks later, on December 17, when models show that 80 percent of Queensland residents will be fully vaccinated.

The prime minister has said that date has been “fixed” and that a full reopening will take place even if the 80 percent target is not met.

Travelers from interstate hotspots are allowed to arrive by air and road, without having to go into quarantine. They must be fully vaccinated and have had a negative test within the last 72 hours.

The roadmap came on the same day that Victorian Prime Minister Daniel Andrews announced that those who refuse to be vaccinated will be banned from pubs and events “until 2022.”

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

But Prime Minister Andrews said his state “won’t do that” and will enforce vaccine requirements indefinitely.

Victorian Prime Minister Daniel Andrews, meanwhile, has announced that those who refuse to be vaccinated will be banned from pubs and events 'until 2022'

Victorian Prime Minister Daniel Andrews, meanwhile, has announced that those who refuse to be vaccinated will be banned from pubs and events ‘until 2022’

When asked when the unvaccinated people can go to pubs and stadiums, Andrews said: ‘I can’t put a day on it, but it won’t be when we get to 90 percent.

‘It won’t be soon. That will last for a while, well into 2022.’

The prime minister said he expects vaccine passports to be available for the Melbourne Grand Prix in April.

“I don’t think there will be crowds during the Grand Prix that aren’t double dosed,” Andrews said.

“Please don’t play that game ‘let’s just wait for them and then we can do whatever we want and we won’t get pricked’.”

‘No, that will not be the case here and if you make that choice, it will be a very long wait and you will not be waiting for this virus.

“If you’re not vaccinated, you get it and you have every chance of becoming very unwell.”

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