BREAKING: Queensland’s mask restrictions are coming back

Queensland’s coronavirus restrictions are set to change again as the new vaccine mandate comes into place.

From 1.00 am on Saturday, December 18, Queenslanders will be required to wear a mask while in certain settings.

Makes will be mandatory for all retail settings, such as Woolworths and Coles and other shops, public transport, ride share services and hospital and aged care settings.


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It means Queenslanders and visitors will have to carry their masks around once again.

For the time being, masks are not mandatory for hospitality and entertainment venues, where patrons are now required to be fully vaccinated.

While masks are also just optional for workplaces.

The restrictions will be in place throughout the entire state and will be reviewed once the state hits 90 percent double vaccinated.

The Health Minister and Chief Health Officer will provide more information in Queensland’s official Covid-19 update at 10.30 am.

The Premier Annastacia Palaszczuk says it’s critical to the safety of the community.

“We are asking this to slow the spread of the virus,” the Premier said.

“Wearing a mask is an added protection.

“I want Queenslanders to enjoy their Christmas and their holidays,” the Premier said on Friday morning.

Annastacia Palaszczuk has again ruled out the prospect of a lockdown over the Christmas period.