ABC News reports(June 24) – “Premier Annastacia Palaszczuk announced that from 1am on June 30, COVID-19 vaccinations would no longer be required for visitors to residential aged care, disability accommodation or prisons.
Chief Health Officer John Gerrard will also revoke the high-risk worker COVID-19 vaccine mandate in schools, early childhood education, outside school care, kindergartens, family day care, police watch houses, youth detention centres and airports.
Decisions around mandatory vaccinations in those setting will instead be made by employers.
“Mandatory vaccines are still required for workers in healthcare, hospitals, aged care and disability care,” Ms Palaszczuk said.
The Premier said the public direction requiring post-arrival testing for those travelling to Queensland from international locations had been removed.
She did not mention any changes to mask mandates in settings such as public transport, aged care and healthcare settings.
There were six COVID-19 deaths in the latest reporting period, taking the number of people who have died as a result of the virus in Queensland to 1,192.
Amid growing demand for Queensland health services during winter, Health Minister Yvette D’Ath announced the state’s network of standalone COVID-19 fever clinics would be wound down.
“The staff who have been operating fever clinics will now return to their normal roles,” she said.”