Sumary of Qld set to ramp up home quarantine scheme:
- The Queensland government will outline an expansion of home quarantine for domestic travellers, a day after figures showed more 70 per cent of eligible residents were fully vaccinated against COVID-19.Premier Annastacia Palaszczuk is set to announce the expected changes to home quarantine options on Monday morning.
- The vaccine drive has gathered pace as the Queensland government plans to ban unvaccinated people from venues once 80 per cent of residents are fully vaccinated.
- Almost 82 per cent of eligible Queenslanders have had one jab and 70.25 per cent are fully vaccinated.
- Domestic arrivals from areas of Australia that aren’t COVID-19 hotspots will still be able to enter Queensland without any restrictions or quarantine requirements.
- The expansion of home quarantine for domestic travellers is also likely to reduce pressure on hotel quarantine places, potentially allowing more international travellers to fly into Queensland.
- It’s unclear whether Queensland plans lift its weekly international arrivals cap of 500 people, with a surge capacity of an additional 150 people.
- Queensland Trucking Association chief executive Gary Mahon says most drivers have had one jab or are fully vaccinated, but about five per cent have left the industry or shifted to intrastate driving only.