New Qld Covid rules for business further explained

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I am not sure it’s a good thing now QLD has now moved to what SA has been using since 2020 a Covid Checkin. Which would mean that each Restricted Business in QLD would need to have a Covid Safe Plan filled out and signed which can expect fines if anything on that Restricted Business Plan was broken.

From December 17th 2021 looks like Segregation will occur in QLD:

“Easing restrictions from 17 December 2021

Restrictions for businesses are set to ease on 17 December 2021.

Some businesses must restrict entry to unvaccinated people from this date. This also includes your employees if they are not fully vaccinated.

Eased restrictions

There will be no capacity restrictions on businesses or activities where only fully vaccinated people can attend (non-essential, leisure businesses), including:

hospitality venues (e.g. hotels, pubs, clubs, taverns, bars, restaurants, cafes)indoor entertainment venues (e.g. nightclubs, live music venues, karaoke bars, concerts, theatres, cinemas)outdoor entertainment activities (e.g. sporting stadiums, theme parks)indoor and outdoor festivals (e.g. musical festivals, folk festivals, arts festivals)Queensland Government-owned galleries, museums or librariesweddings.

If you run a non-essential business, you cannot choose to keep following existing or past restrictions (e.g. using density restrictions) to stay open for unvaccinated staff and customers.

Unvaccinated people will be able to visit and attend:

essential services (e.g. grocery stores, pharmacies, post offices, newsagents, clothing stores, limited retail stores, gyms)
food courts shopping centres (except for businesses within a shopping centre that only allow fully vaccinated people)
fast food restaurants for takeaway or drive-through only
accommodation providers (e.g. a hotel), except for any venues within an accommodation premises that only allow fully vaccinated people (e.g. pub, restaurant, nightclub)
markets (e.g. farmers market, craft market, community market)
attend a funeral (with occupant density limits and attendance caps)
attend a wedding (with a maximum of 20 people if anyone attending is unvaccinated).

If you run an essential business, you can choose to refuse entry to unvaccinated customers.

Checking vaccination status

Your business needs to take reasonable steps to enforce these restrictions. If you run a business where only fully vaccinated people can attend, this includes checking your customers’ vaccination status.

You must:

display the vaccination rules in a prominent location at the entry of your business premises ask for proof of vaccination from your customers at the time of check-in (this is a legal requirement) through:the Check In Qld app an immunisation history statement a COVID-19 vaccination digital certificate.if a customer cannot or refuses to provide evidence, ask the person to leave the premisesif the person refuses to the leave the premises, call the police.

More details will be available soon on arrangements that will apply for people who have a genuine medical reason for not being vaccinated, and what proof of exemption they must provide to a business.

We don’t expect business owners or staff to be the police. If there are customers refusing to comply, call the police.”

https://www.business.qld.gov.au/running-business/covid-19-restrictions/c

from Question 21

Editor: Supermarket Coles has said it will not refuse entry to unvaccinated customers or force its employees to get vaccinated. In the Far North, if public comments from business owners at rallies can be relied on, many will not discriminate between vaccinated and unvaccinated. The Health Department, it appears, has placed the onus on businesses to a great extent but the department is in such disarray who knows ?

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