Larrikin shopper takes ‘Covid-safety’ to new heights as he wears a WELDING helmet while buying a case of VB amid Queensland’s mask mandate
- A man has been snapped wearing a welding helmet in a Townsville liquor store
- Mask mandates are in place in Queensland in response to latest Covid outbreak
- The photo has left many social media users impressed after it was posted online
A shopper has taken Covid safety to new heights by wearing a welding helmet while buying a carton of beer.
A photo posted online shows the man wearing a tradesman’s helmet – but no shirt – along with shorts and thongs, as he made his way to the counter clutching a case of VB.
Although it remains unclear if he struggled to find a face mask, or whether he just wasn’t taking any chances, many social media users were impressed by his ingenuity.
A larrikin shopper has been spotted doing a booze run in a welding helmet (pictured) as face mandates continue across Queensland in response to Brisbane’s latest Covid outbreak
‘Might be more COVID protected than some us,’ one person wrote.
Another added: ‘That’s what ya wear when ya don’t want anyone to know you drink VB.’
‘Mask up to another level,’ a third said.
It comes after the Greater Brisbane lockdown was cut short by five hours after only one new case of community transmission was recorded in Queensland.
The single case is linked to an existing cluster and has been in quarantine during their infectious period.
Premier Annastacia Palaszczuk said the key factors in relaxing the stay-at-home restrictions before Easter were high testing rates and no unlinked cases in the community.
‘If you have plans, the lockdown is lifted from 12 noon today,’ she said on Thursday.
‘Easter is good to go.’
Several restrictions remain in place for the whole state for the next 14 days.
It comes as Greater Brisbane’s lockdown ended five hours early, although masks continue to be mandatory in indoor settings across the state. Pictured: Traffic on the motorway at Logan City as Queensland embark on their Easter travel plans
Queenslanders must wear a mask when indoors except when eating and drinking and must be seated in restaurants and pubs.
Gatherings in homes are capped at 30 people and visits to hospitals, aged care and disability facilities and prisons are not allowed apart from end-of-life situations.
More than two million Queenslanders were plunged into stay-at-home restrictions on Monday, as the state tried to contain two separate clusters linked to healthcare workers.
The lockdown was due to end at 5pm on Thursday, but was brought forward to midday.