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Calls for alternative COVID measures for CQ


Concerns are being raised about Queensland's impending public health directives and potential impacts on local business.

From December 17, the unvaccinated will be banned from a number of places, including pubs, clubs and cafes.

Data from the Australian Government shows 19.5 per cent of Central Queenslanders were still yet to receive a vaccine as of November 21.

Rockhampton Mayor Tony Williams says Central Queensland mayors have written to the state, raising community's concerns about how upcoming public health directives may impact local business and employees.

He says they are asking for consideration of alternative measures, or a staged approach for Central Queensland.

Member for Gladstone Glenn Butcher says the best thing that the mayors of Central Queensland can do is work with the State Government and get their people vaccinated.

"We're providing every opportunity to get people vaccinated as we possibly can," Mr Butcher says.

"We need more people, like councils, on board to help support our vaccinations, getting up to that 90 per cent rate and we can only do that together.

"We can't do that by being divisive."