Business wants more details on Qld roadmap

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Dr Young suggested density restrictions could lift on businesses which allowed only the vaccinated.
Camera IconDr Young suggested density restrictions could lift on businesses which allowed only the vaccinated. Credit: AAP

Queensland's peak business body is calling on the government for clarity and direction after Premier Annastacia Palaszczuk announced the state's roadmap to reopening.

The Chamber of Commerce and Industry Queensland says the announcement is a positive for business confidence, but the plan lacks detail for businesses moving forward.

Requirements for retailers and compliance with health directives are some of the concerns raised by the CCIQ.

"Businesses need to know what they're up against," CCIQ policy and advocacy manager Cherie Josephson said.

Firms need to know how mandatory vaccine rules for workplaces and business premises would be controlled, and if there would be changes to density limits and other compliance requirements.

Deputy Premier Steven Miles alluded to different rules for unvaccinated people in the state, saying their circumstances will vary from the inoculated population.

"There will be other freedoms that are only available to people who have been vaccinated," he said on Monday.

"We will work with industry and business but we expect that there will be some settings and venues that decide to be vaccinated only, and in return, they will have eased restrictions."

Venues which unvaccinated people can enter will change on December 17, he added, to protect the community as the Delta strain of COVID-19 eventually enters the state.

Chief Health Officer Jeanette Young suggested density restrictions could be removed if businesses allowed in only vaccinated patrons.

The government also announced no further federal support for impacted businesses once the state reaches its 80 per cent vaccination target.

Treasurer Cameron Dick said the federal government has been "abundantly clear" that financial and income support will disappear when they hit 80 per cent.

Queensland's reopening plan was welcomed by opposition leader David Crisafulli, who affirmed his stance on wanting a clear roadmap out of the pandemic.

"This is exactly what we have been standing with Queenslander's asking for, and that is some certainty on the border reopening," he told reporters.

The Opposition would continue asking about the plan's implications for small businesses, live music venues, home visits and church services, Mr Crisafulli said.

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