Update – Public Health Measures for Queensland Businesses from 17 December 2021 (or 80% Vaccination).
About three weeks ago, ACWA updated Queensland members regarding COVID control measures for business post the Queensland 80% double vaccinated landmark (estimated to be 17 December 2021).
ACWA has continued to monitor the situation and provides the following update to members. An important summary of vaccination requirements and rules for business can be found here https://www.covid19.qld.gov.au/__data/assets/pdf_file/0021/220377/DPC7976-Vaccine-status-plan.pdf?_cldee=c2NvdHRAcHJvd2FzaC5jb20uYXU%3d&recipientid=contact-7a039c0287e8e81180e6000d3ae0def9-0910a9986876479ab8228b18cdb289d1&esid=c8a3c2dd-5052-ec11-8f8e-00224811c2cf
Can a Car Wash Site Service the Unvaccinated?
From the information published to date, we surmise that car washing is categorised in the “other settings” grouping. Therefore, vaccinated AND unvaccinated community members can access car washes.
Do Car Wash Staff Need to be Vaccinated?
The Queensland Government’s most recent press release on the topic of mandatory staff vaccination almost rules out any need for car wash operators to ensure their staff are vaccinated.
At this time mandatory worker vaccinations are only required in specific settings, including the following environments:
- Hospitals and Healthcare
- Residential Aged Care
- Indoor and Outdoor Entertainment
- Those working at Festivals and Events
- Workers in Education and Early Childhood Environments
- Corrections, youth justice Settings
- Airport Settings.
The health directions for mandatory staff vaccination can be found here: