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Queensland To Allow Unvaccinated People Back Into Public Venues

Queenslanders who are not vaccinated against COVID-19 will be allowed back into many public venues from next Thursday.

From 1 am, April 14, public venues in Queensland will no longer require proof of vaccination for entry, a mandate that was introduced in December last year.

Pubs, clubs, cafes, theme parks, stadiums and cinemas will all be open to unvaccinated people under the change of mandate.

However, the rules will not change for venues considered to be vulnerable settings, such as hospitals, schools, correctional facilities and aged care homes.

Queensland Premier Annastacia Palaszczuk said it was “time to reunite Queensland”.

"The restrictions we had in place did their job, keeping our community safe and encouraging vaccination," she said.

"We were one of the first jurisdictions in the world to offer our people the chance to be vaccinated before our first wave arrived, and I have no doubt that this saved hundreds, if not thousands of lives."

According to the Premier, 90.5 per cent of Queenslanders over the age of 12 have received at least two doses of the vaccine.