Ugly tranny has just rolled back most of the remaining mandates in Qld. It is now down to employers to enforce the jabs if they so wish, which is great news, as employers will not have indemnity, so any reactions will see the employer who enforced it sued. I don't think many will want to take this risk but we'll see. I may be able to teach again and finally work again after 6 months unemployed, but we'll see if Education Queensland keeps the jab mandate or not.
Anyway I'm allowing myself the rare instance of giving myself an egotistical pat on the back today, as I know this shit isn't finished, but just for one day I can give a big fuck you to all those people who have talked shit about me. Aaah, and release.
Queensland's COVID-19 vaccination mandate and restrictions to be relaxed further
By Janelle Miles
Posted 52m ago52 minutes ago, updated 1m ago
Annastacia Palaszczuk announced the changes to the vaccination requirements in parliament this morning.
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Queensland will remove some of its last remaining COVID-19 restrictions from next week.
The public direction requiring post-arrival testing for those travelling to Queensland from overseas has been removed
No changes to mask mandates in settings such as public transport and aged care have been mentioned
The state's network of standalone COVID-19 fever clinics will be wound down
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 and aged care.
"Queensland has remained strong," Ms Palaszczuk said.
"Restrictions that protected us have eased in sensible stages.
"I once again pay tribute to the resilience of Queenslanders for the strength of response to this pandemic."
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.
The state recorded 4,520 new COVID cases, with 522 people in hospital with the virus. There are seven people in ICU.
Ms Palaszczuk urged Queenslanders to stay up to date with their COVID-19 vaccinations and to get a free flu vaccine before June 30.
Mandatory vaccines are still required for workers in healthcare, hospitals, aged care and disability care.(ABC News: Kimberley Bernard)
More than 92 per cent of the Queensland population aged 16 and older have received two doses of a COVID-19 vaccine and 71.11 per cent of those aged 12 to 15.
Among Queensland five to 11-year-olds, 31.16 per cent have received two COVID-19 shots.
More than 1.7 million Queenslanders have been vaccinated against the flu this season, about a third of the population.