Omicron Covid Australia: Anti-vaxxers who spit, cough or sneeze on Queensland ...

Omicron Covid Australia: Anti-vaxxers who spit, cough or sneeze on Queensland ...
Omicron Covid Australia: Anti-vaxxers who spit, cough or sneeze on Queensland ...

Disgusting anti-vaxxers who deliberately spit, sneeze or cough on workers in Queensland will be hit with instant $1378.50 fines under new legislation.

The stiff penalties are being rushed in to try to protect hospitality and retail staff ahead of the state re-opening almost completely for the fully vaccinated.

Officials fear re-opening will spark flare ups at the entrances to businesses which will be off-limits to anti-vaxxers, with staff at the door bearing the brunt of the anger.

The new rules come in on December 17 when hotels, pubs, clubs, bars and restaurants will all be fully open to everyone who has been double-jabbed. 

Any anti-vaxxers who deliberately spit, sneeze or cough on workers in Queensland will be hit with instant $1378.50 fines under new laws (pictured, anti-vaccine protestors in Brisbane)

Any anti-vaxxers who deliberately spit, sneeze or cough on workers in Queensland will be hit with instant $1378.50 fines under new laws (pictured, anti-vaccine protestors in Brisbane)

But the unvaccinated will find themselves left on the pavement, and also banned from cinemas, casinos, sports stadiums, music festivals and universities.

Everyone will need to prove their vaccination status on entry by the Check In QLD app or printed versions of their vaccination certificate. 

Queensland health minister Yvette D'Ath warned anti-vaxxers that they will be punished if they try to bend the rules.

'When you walk up to that door and you see that sign that says, "This is a vaccinated business", if you choose to walk past that sign unvaccinated, it is you that are breaching the rules, it is you that is committing an offence and there are consequences to it,' she said. 

The new rules come in on December 17 when hotels, pubs, clubs, bars and restaurants will all be fully open to everyone who has been double-jabbed (pictured, a vaccination clinic at Brisbane's Mt Gravatt Bunnings store)

The new rules come in on December 17 when hotels, pubs, clubs, bars and restaurants will all be fully open to everyone who has been double-jabbed (pictured, a vaccination clinic at Brisbane's Mt Gravatt Bunnings store)

Officials fear it will spark flare ups at the entrances to some businesses which will be off-limits to anti-vaxxers, with staff at the door bearing the brunt of the anger (pictured, protesters against mandatory vaccine laws at a rally on the Gold Coast)

Officials fear it will spark flare ups at the entrances to some businesses which will be off-limits to anti-vaxxers, with staff at the door bearing the brunt of the anger (pictured, protesters against mandatory vaccine laws at a rally on the Gold Coast)

Small Business Minister Di Farmer said businesses and workers will also be offered training in dealing with unruly patrons after December 17. 

Queensland Hotel Association is now planning to hold an online mass meeting with members on Friday to discuss the implications of the new rules.

QHA Bernie Hogan admits re-opening will be 'an interesting day' but said his members were 'up for it'.  

Queensland Hotel Association is now planning to hold an online mass meeting with members on Friday to discuss the new rules (pictured, a worker checking in using QR codes)

Queensland Hotel Association is now planning to hold an online mass meeting with members on Friday to discuss the new rules (pictured, a worker checking in using QR codes)

QUEENSLAND'S NEW VACCINATION LAWS 

People who are not fully vaccinated have just over a week before they're denied entry into a range of Queensland venues. The rules will come into force from December 17.

* After the deadline a range of businesses will be allowed to trade at 100 per cent capacity, but all patrons must be fully vaccinated.

* The vaccine mandate will apply to hotels (including hostels, backpackers, boarding houses), pubs, clubs, taverns, bars, restaurants (including fast food) and cafes.

* Entertainment venues captured in the ban include, nightclubs, live music and karaoke bars, concerts, theatres or cinemas, casinos, sporting stadiums and theme parks.

* Unvaccinated people will also be denied entry to music festivals, sports centres, swimming pools and events such as marathons, as well as universities and TAFES and government venues including libraries.

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