Premier Assures High Risk Freight Drivers Won’t Require Mandatory Vaccination

Not mandatory but 'encouraged'


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Premier Annastacia Palaszczuk has admitted that freight workers pose a high Covid threat to Queensland, but mandatory vaccination isn’t the way to kerb the problem.

Since borders checkpoints returned, nine Covid-positive freight workers have entered the State and spent time in the community while infectious.

Premier assures high risk freight drivers won't require mandatory vaccination

This has propelled national cabinet to review Covid regulations for freight drivers. They have introduced Covid tests every three days for drivers.

The Queensland Premier has shut down the idea of compulsory vaccinations.

“I think we do need to have a good conversation with people about encouraging those freight drivers to get vaccinated.”

While researchers say our milder winters and outdoor culture are helping us to avoid major virus outbreaks like we're seeing in Sydney and Melbourne.

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To find out more about the vaccines available to you, or to book your vaccination appointment visit www.qld.gov.au.

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13 September 2021

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