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Jimboomba coffee drinkers support Cafe on Cusack as eatery goes takeaway only to cope with vaccine mandates

A Jimboomba business has been heartened by the community's response to its plan to serve all customers during the vaccine mandates.

Service: Josh Pirrotta makes coffees at Cafe on Cusack on Friday, as the cafe goes takeaway only in the wake of vaccine mandates.

Service: Josh Pirrotta makes coffees at Cafe on Cusack on Friday, as the cafe goes takeaway only in the wake of vaccine mandates.

Cafe on Cusack went takeaway only ahead of the government-imposed restrictions on unvaccinated people which began on Friday morning.

And the community responded, with people flocking to the cafe.

They sat on picnic blankets out the front as Jimboomba's legendary community spirit again came to the fore.

It meant the cafe could survive what might have been a difficult Christmas period, keeping all staff employed.

Owner Jodie Ayrton said she was thrilled by her patrons' response.

"We have a huge community following, it's really heartwarming," Ms Ayrton said.

"Our options were to fully close or do this. We didn't want to go down that road [of checking vaccine proofs]."

Ms Ayrton said that she was fully vaccinated, and the cafe's position was not about the customers' statuses.

"This is definitely not an anti-vaccine movement," she said.

"I just don't think it is my business to know who is vaccinated and who isn't."

A message to customers, posted on the wall of the business, further explained the cafe's position.

"We morally don't believe it's our business to know your personal choices or that any of your personal choices should impact whether you can visit our cafe," the sign read.

"We respect strongly who you are and pass no judgment."

American Bourbon Bar and Grill at Springwood also adopted a takeaway only policy.

Owners took to social media to announce the news.

"We agree with the government saying unite and recover. As such I cannot justify segregating a group of people, or restricting their services due to their medical preferences," a post read.

Small Business Minister Di Farmer urged people to be kind to staff enforcing the rules at other venues.

"We're taking to the airwaves, newsfeeds and shopfronts with a simple message - be kind," she said.

"When you are asked to show proof of vaccination, please remember that businesses owners and staff are simply doing their job.

"This is how we live with the virus on our terms and without closing businesses."

It comes as Queensland announced a return to masks on Friday morning.

Premier Annastacia Palaszczuk said the mandate would be re-examined when the state hit 90 per cent fully vaccinated.

"This is a small price to pay for your freedoms," the premier said as the Omricon variant threatened to take hold.