Unvaccinated Aussies can be BANNED from pubs and restaurants, just like France and Greece

Unvaccinated Australians could soon be banned from pubs and restaurants, as they are in parts of Europe, as lockdowns cripple hospitality businesses across Sydney.

France on Monday introduced laws requiring vaccine certificates or a negative Covid test result for anyone entering a public, indoor environment from early August.

Similar rules came into effect in Greece on July 16, prohibiting anyone from being served in indoor restaurants, bars and cafes unless they can prove they had been vaccinated.

A large number of European countries, including Ireland, Portugal, Denmark, Austria, Italy and Spain, require, or at least intend to, require a vaccination certificate to serve customers.

With lockdowns in Sydney now extended by another week until August 28, restaurant owners are fed up with 24 percent of them telling Deliveroo’s HospoVitality Index Report that they should have the right to know a customer’s vaccination status and the right have to refuse service during an outbreak.

Unvaccinated Australians could soon be banned from pubs and restaurants, as they are in parts of Europe, as lockdowns cripple hospitality businesses across Sydney. France (pictured is a restaurant in Deaville, on July 27, 2021) has passed laws requiring Covid vaccine certificates from early August for anyone entering a public, indoor environment

A majority, or 53 percent, of the 500 restaurant owners surveyed online across Australia expressed concerns about serving unvaccinated customers.

Ed McManus, the chief executive of the delivery group Deliveroo Australia, said once local vaccination rates approached that of Europe, Australia should consider the idea of ​​serving vaccination certificates in restaurants by the end of 2021.

“It is absolutely the right debate to have in Australia,” he told the Daily Mail Australia on Thursday.

‘As a society we have to make choices and considerations. That route out of lockdown and back to the lives we used to lead depends, in my opinion, on vaccination.

“Some people in society won’t like this, but I’m pro-vaccine, I’m vaccinated: it’s the right thing to do, it’s the patriotic thing to do.

“It does not violate your civil liberties to be asked for a vaccine passport.”

Ed McManus, the chief executive of the delivery group Deliveroo Australia, said once local vaccination rates approached that of Europe, Australia should consider the idea of ​​serving vaccination certificates in restaurants by the end of 2021.

Ed McManus, the chief executive of the delivery group Deliveroo Australia, said once local vaccination rates approached that of Europe, Australia should consider the idea of ​​serving vaccination certificates in restaurants by the end of 2021.

Deliveroo ordered polling group YouGov to investigate restaurant owners before Sydney shut down on June 26, restricting catering establishments to serving takeaway food.

New South Wales Prime Minister Gladys Berejiklian has extended Sydney’s lockdown for a further four weeks until at least August 28, and a record 239 new cases of the more deadly Indian Delta strain were recorded overnight.

On the other side of the world, in the French city of Bordeaux, customers were seen in the Charles Dickens pub and bar without face masks on Thursday morning, Australian time, before the new vaccination certificate laws came into effect.

The rules will be extended from September 30 for everyone aged 12 and older.

New South Wales Prime Minister Gladys Berejiklian has extended the lockdown of Sydney (pictured is Martin Place in the city on July 28) by a further four weeks until at least August 28, and overnight a record number of 239 new cases of the more deadly Indian Delta strain recorded

New South Wales Prime Minister Gladys Berejiklian has extended the lockdown of Sydney (pictured is Martin Place in the city on July 28) by a further four weeks until at least August 28, and overnight a record number of 239 new cases of the more deadly Indian Delta strain recorded

As part of the French ‘health passes’, those wishing to dine in a restaurant or pub or visit a cinema or museum with 50 or more people must prove that they have either had a Covid vaccination or have tested negative for the coronavirus.

In France, 52 percent of the population is fully vaccinated, unlike Australia, where only 18 percent of people over 16 had been vaccinated as of July 28, according to data from the health ministry.

In Sydney, two million residents in eight local government areas in the west and south-west of the city are now allowed to leave home to work, unless they work in healthcare, aged care or emergency services.

On the other side of the world, in the French city of Bordeaux (café Le Brixton pictured), customers were seen dining without wearing face masks on Thursday morning, Australian time, before new vaccination certificate laws came into effect.

On the other side of the world, in the French city of Bordeaux (café Le Brixton pictured), customers were seen dining without wearing face masks on Thursday morning, Australian time, before new vaccination certificate laws came into effect.

The outbreak has reduced hesitation about the vaccine, with just 14.6 percent of people in NSW being reluctant to get a shot on July 23, up from 32.9 percent at the end of May, a survey by the government found. Melbourne Institute among 1200 adults.

The Therapeutic Goods Administration has linked the AstraZeneca vaccine to six deaths from blood clots, with a chance of one in 2.5 million deaths.

The Australian Technical Advisory Group on Immunization recommended AstraZeneca for those under 60 in June, fueling vaccine hesitation as people of all age groups waited for sufficient Pfizer doses to arrive in September.

Prime Minister Scott Morrison announced on June 28 that doctors would be legally compensated if they administered AstraZeneca and a patient experienced an adverse reaction.

But with the number of Covid cases rising, the NSW government announced this week that AstraZeneca would be administered in walk-in clinics.

As part of the French 'health passes', those wishing to dine in a restaurant or pub or visit a cinema or museum must prove that they have either had a Covid vaccination or have tested negative for coronavirus in locations where there are 50 or more people (pictured is the Charles Dickens bar in Bordeaux)

As part of the French ‘health passes’, those wishing to dine in a restaurant or pub or visit a cinema or museum must prove that they have either had a Covid vaccination or have tested negative for coronavirus in locations where there are 50 or more people (pictured is the Charles Dickens bar in Bordeaux)

With Australia closed to non-citizens and non-residents until at least 2022, Mr McManus said restaurants were struggling to recruit even baristas and called for a special hospitality visa once immigration resumed.

Before Sydney went into lockdown, the national unemployment rate fell to 4.9 percent for the first time in ten years and job openings were at its highest point in 12 years.

Qantas CEO Alan Joyce also favors vaccine certificates to board flights.

‘We certainly do that internationally’ [require passengers be vaccinated], and that is becoming a standard around the world,” he told ABC radio on Thursday.

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