Mask mandate in airports lifts this weekend

FROM  midnight tonight (Friday, June 17) masks will no longer be required to be worn in Queensland airports.

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

“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.

The Minister did caution the public with COVID-19 and influenza still circulating in the community, encouraging Queenslanders to be vigilant.

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