Australian Hotels Association Victoria (AHA Vic) is encouraging hospitality venues to publicly declare they satisfy COVIDSafe compliance requirements, launching the No Tick No Entry campaign.
The strategy is to show the Victorian Government that hospitality businesses can be trusted to reopen with COVIDSafe operations and to ensure confidence is maintained as the restrictions ease for the city of Melbourne and wider Victoria, tomorrow evening.
AHA Vic president David Canny said hospitality venues are committed to the campaign: “Our pubs and hotels have been using QR codes for customer registration since September last year. We have commenced a public campaign No Tick No Entry to ensure all our patrons understand its importance.
“We are saying to the customer ‘you are not coming in unless you the complete customer registration on the Service Victoria App’. We must snap back quickly to pre-lockdown restrictions.
“Contact tracing holds the key for us to get open and trading. Our staff want, and need to come back to work.”
The registry is open to Victorian pubs, hotels and hospitality businesses that declare they satisfy the COVIDSafe compliance requirements, including: current and up to date COVIDSafe Plan; utilise the Service Victoria App for their QR code customer registration system; and impose a no tick no entry policy for all patrons.
In addition to the support from AHA Vic, hospitality employees who reside or work in a Commonwealth declared hotspot and are therefore unable to attend work and earn an income, qualify for a temporary COVID Disaster Payment.