Venues include pubs, clubs, cafes and restaurants; theme parks, casinos and cinemas; weddings; showgrounds; and galleries, libraries, museums and stadiums.
Vaccination and check-in requirements will continue for anyone visiting or working in vulnerable settings (hospitals, disability accommodation services and residential aged care) as well as for workers in high risk settings including schools, childcare, prisons and airports.
Whilst it is clear what the requirements are for patrons, there is still a lot of grey areas around what this means for venues that have a compulsory vaccine policy for staff members in place.
Our advice at this stage is that you need to revisit your risk assessment. Your risk assessment should cover:
Any changes to your Covid policy will need to have justification, and the risk assessment is an important part of this.
As with any workplace change you will also be required to consult with your staff members. You can’t just rip up the Covid vaccine policy and not consult with your workforce.
It is also important to note that you still need an infectious diseases/Covid policy in place. This will cover off issues such as
Covid, it is like the gift that never stops giving!