Last COVID-19 restrictions to be removed in Queensland

The Queensland Premier has confirmed some of the final COVID-19 restrictions will be lifted next week.

From 1am on June 30, vaccinations will no longer be required for visitors to residential aged care, disability accommodation, and corrective service facilities.

The Chief Health Officer will also revoke the high-risk employee vaccine mandates for those working in schools, early childhood education, outside school care, kindergartens, family day care, police watch houses, youth detention centres and airports.


Mandatory vaccinations will instead by up to employers to implement.

They will still be mandatory for workers across the health, hospital, aged care and disability sectors.

The requirement for post-arrival tests for overseas arrivals will also be scrapped.

Health Minister Yvette D’Ath also confirmed stand-up fever clinics will also be wound down.

“The staff who’ve been operating fever clinis will nwo return to their normal roles to help manage growing demand for our health services,” Ms D’Ath told Queensland Parliament.

“We are at the stage of the pandemic at which we can, and should, direct our health resources to where they are needed most.

“This means we can focus more on delivering essential health care.

“Fever clinics were always a temporary measure and transitioning our clinical expertise back to hospitals and frontline health services was always part of the plan.

“This will help our hospitals manage the increasing demand for their services during the busy winter period.

“While PCR testing will continue to be available at a small number of Queensland Health locations, across Queensland, the focus is now on RAT kits.”

108 stand-alone testing facilities were rolled out during the pandemic with one of the first two opened up on the Gold Coast.

Public sites across Queensland have performed around 4.3 million tests since the start of the pandemic.