BREAKING: Business mandates to be removed

Businesses will soon be able to be open to everyone. Picture: FILE

Queensland businesses, entertainment and hospitality venues will soon be back open to everyone.

Queensland Premier Annastacia Palaszczuk made the announcement on 5 April, that the Queensland Covid-19 restrictions were set to be removed.

The following restrictions will ease from 1am on Thursday, 14 April.

From then, most venues that had been open only to vaccinated staff and patrons will be open to everyone, regardless of vaccination status.

The venues include:

▪ Pubs, clubs, cafés and restaurants

▪ Theme parks, casinos and cinemas

▪ Weddings

▪ Showgrounds

▪ Galleries, libraries, museums and stadiums

Vaccine requirements will still apply to visitors and workers in vulnerable settings including:

▪ Hospitals

▪ Aged and disability care

▪ Prisons

▪ Schools and early childhood centres

This comes as more than 90 per cent of Queenslanders aged 12 and over have been fully vaccinated.

The Premier said the Chief Health Officer had advised that these settings could be eased whilst still maintaining a high level of protection.