Out ‘n’ Proud is Double Vaxxed!

As Queensland prepares to open its borders to the rest of Australia, it brings some new challenges and restrictions for the Live Event and Entertainment Industries.

From Friday December 17, only those who have received BOTH doses of a recognised Vaccine will be permitted to attend a range of events and establishments, including Out ‘n’ Proud Festival.

Premier Annastacia Palaszczuk has announced a range of measures that will see life return to normal for vaccinated Queenslanders while protecting those members of the community who are most vulnerable.

Pubs, clubs, nightclubs and music venues will be freed of all restrictions provided all patrons and staff are fully vaccinated.

The measures take effect from December 17th or once the State reaches 80% of eligible Queenslanders fully vaccinated whichever comes first and affect everyone 16 years of age and older.

From December 17th:

  • Events at all Queensland government stadiums including Suncorp, The Gabba, Queensland Country Bank and Metricon will be for the fully vaccinated only including staff. That includes Big Bash, T20, One Day Internationals, NRL, AFL, State of Origin and concerts.

  • Hospitality venues including pubs, clubs, hotels, bars, restaurants and cafes will be open only to vaccinated staff and patrons

  • Entertainment venues including live music and karaoke bars will be for vaccinated staff and patrons only

  • Music festivals both indoor and outdoor will be for vaccinated staff, performers and patrons only

  • Government-owned galleries, museums and libraries will be for vaccinated only

  • No COVID limit on weddings where all attendees are vaccinated

This means that all Ticket Holders, Stall Holders, Vendors, Contractors and Staff will be required to be Fully Vaccinated prior to the event.

Vaccination Certificates will be checked by Security Officers at the gate, and must match a Valid Australian Identification. More information will be released in the coming weeks.