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GovernmentAnnounces madatory vaccinations for people entering QLD on a freight pass.

Published: 28/09/2021

Government Announces mandatory vaccinations
for people entering QLD on a freight pass.

The Queensland Government has announced that vaccinations will be mandated for all truck drivers and anyone entering Queensland on a freight pass.
 
The new rules include:
 - Truck drivers and anyone entering on a freight pass will be required to have at least one dose of a COVID-19 vaccine by 15 October.
 - They will also be required to have their second dose (or a booking) by 15 November.
 - Drivers will also be required to test negative to COVID-19 within seven days prior to entering Queensland, regardless of where they are coming from.
 
Freight and Logistics operators are required in a number of circumstances to hold a valid Queensland Border Declaration Pass (Freight and Logistics - F Pass) to enter Queensland.
Please note the below definition of a Freight and Logistics Operator as stated in the operational protocol for freight movements entering Queensland:
 

Freight and logistics operators mean any of the following persons who in the 14 days prior to arrival in Queensland have been in a COVID-19 hotspot:

1. heavy vehicle drivers; or

2. rail crew and rail drivers; or

3. passenger transport operations; or

4. non-heavy vehicle commercial freight operators; or

5. logistics and support workers; or

Example – a specialist mechanic, aircraft or rail engineer, providing mechanical or engineering support for the transport of commercial freight is providing an essential activity. Activities that can be performed remotely such as a person providing administrative support or a manager attending a meeting are not essential activities.

6. 
 any other persons essential to the delivery of freight in the course of a freight movement,

Example: Essential persons may include, but are not limited to, two-up drivers, a pilot or escort for an oversized or over mass vehicle, or tow truck driver for heavy vehicle salvage.

 

 

For more information on the Operational protocol for freight movements entering Queensland visit this link: 

https://www.health.qld.gov.au/system-governance/legislation/cho-public-health-directions-under-expanded-public-health-act-powers/border-restrictions/freight-services-protocol

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