Mask mandate in airports lifts this weekend

Published Wednesday, 15 June, 2022 at 12:50 PM

Minister for Health and Ambulance Services
The Honourable Yvette D'Ath

The mask mandate in all Queensland airports will be lifted from this weekend.

Health Minister Yvette D’Ath said the government would adopt the recommendation of the Australian Health Protection Principal Committee (AHPPC) to ease the mandate from midnight 17 June.

“AHPPC considers that it is no longer proportionate to mandate mask use in airport terminals,” the Minister said.

“From midnight this Friday the mask mandate in Queensland airports will be lifted.

“Passengers will still be required to wear masks on planes, in line with AHPPC’s advice.

“With COVID-19 and influenza still circulating in our community, we’re still encouraging Queenslanders to be vigilant.

“If you’re in an indoor setting and can’t socially distance, consider wearing a mask.

“We’re also encouraging people yet to receive the COVID vaccine to come forward for vaccination and remind people they can also get a free flu vaccination.”

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