Sydney Anti-Vaxxers Could Be Banned From Pubs And Restaurants If They Don't Get Covid-19 Vaccine
Those wanting to decline the Covid-19 vaccine once it rolls out to Sydney could have to say goodbye to restaurants or the pub if a radical plan goes ahead.
Speaking to the Daily Telegraph, NSW Premier Gladys Berejiklian said: "Clearly, opportunities to travel overseas or opportunities to enter certain workplaces or venues might be enhanced if you have the vaccine.
"Some of those decisions could be inspired by government, [and] some of those decisions might be inspired by the organisation themselves."
With the first doses of the jab set to be released in Australia in mid-to-late February, Ms Berejiklian said it was important to use incentives to get Aussies to receive the vaccine against the deadly virus.
"I don't ever like to force anybody to do anything," she told Nine Radio on Monday.
"But we'd like there to be an incentive system where people are encouraged to have it because it means they can do all these things which they may otherwise not have been able to do."
Berejiklian tried to ease fears of any potential side effects from the vaccine, saying that Australia had some of the strictest approval regulations in the world and that any vaccine approved by the TGA would be safe.
"Please know that nothing would get approved unless it was safe," she said.
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"I want people to start thinking about the vaccine, how they would feel about it if they were offered it and I would encourage everyone to take up that offer.
"The more people that are vaccinated, the greater likelihood that we can have a return to normality as we know it."
Not only will anti-vaxxers unlikely be able to head to venues without the jab, but travelling overseas would also be limited.
Qantas CEO Alan Joyce said passengers would be required to show proof of their vaccination status before flying with them.
"We are looking at changing our terms and conditions to say that, for international travellers, we will ask people to have a vaccination before they get on the aircraft," Joyce said last year.
"Whether you need that domestically, we will have to see with COVID-19 and the market but certainly, for international visitors coming out [of Australia] and people leaving the country we think that's a necessity."
On Monday, it was revealed that there were no new locally acquired COVID-19 infections in NSW in the 24 hours to 8:00 pm yesterday, with eight cases recorded in overseas travellers.
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