No changes for unvaccinated as Qld eyes vax milestone

The State Government is still yet to give a timeframe for allowing unvaccinated Queenslanders back into venues like pubs, clubs and restaurants.

That’s despite the sunshine state likely to hit the magical 90 per cent double vaccination mark today.

Queensland is currently sitting at 89.97 per cent double dose, with health officials confident that will tick over sometime today.


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“We are just .03% from hitting the 90% double dose mark,” Premier Annastacia Palaszczuk tweeted on Monday.

Despite the milestone, unvaccinated people will have to wait to return to places that require customers to be fully vaccinated.

Health Minister Yvette D’Ath said the Government will monitor case numbers over the coming weeks before deciding on any changes.

“We are just coming off the peak now, schools are just going back, people are going back to work, a lot more people are going to be circulating,” Ms D’Ath said.

“The Commonwealth has announced changes to International arrivals, which means a lot more people coming from overseas”.

It comes as the Check-In Queensland App is scaled back, with people only needing to use it at venues where vaccination is mandatory.

“Business such as clubs and hotels, those venues will still operate the check-in for the purpose of confirming vaccination status,” Ms D’Ath said.

“For all other businesses, they will not require a Check-In App.”

That includes taxi’s and ride shares and businesses like retail stores, supermarkets, gyms, hairdressers and beauty salons.