Eight businesses visited by police over vaccination warrant as new rules begin


“We have always taken an educational approach to this, but if there is a blatant disregard for the rules, the law, there are fines for individuals up to $ 1,378 and for businesses starting at $ 6,892. “she said.

Both the Minister and the Commissioner stressed the need for people to be kind and respectful to each other over the Christmas holidays in the face of the mandate and the growing number of cases.

Joedy Kyle, the owner and operator of Joedy’s Cafe in New Farm, where the press conference was held on Friday, said he welcomes the tenure.

“We are very happy to see how the community around us has been supportive and followed the mandate,” he said.

“It’s very positive for us and we are very happy to advance at 100% of our capacity.

Gold Coast businessman Glen Day said publicly this week that he would not meet the vaccination mandate, and unvaccinated people were welcome at his six restaurants.

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Mr. Day owns Pancakes in Paradise restaurants in Surfers Paradise and Coolangatta, Montezuma’s franchise in Surfers Paradise, Aztec restaurants in Broadbeach and Coolangatta and The Aztec Factory in Burleigh Heads.

“Frankly, I don’t agree with that, and I will do everything in my power to make sure that we can still function and serve everyone. I will not discriminate, ”he told Nine News this week.

“I don’t kick a member of my staff out to do the job of a police officer. Hope this doesn’t affect my business at all; Hopefully they drop the warrant.

Prawnster seafood restaurant at Kangaroo Point in Brisbane has taken an alternative approach by allowing unvaccinated guests to private functions, which will be severely restricted.

“CHO directions allow unvaxd [sic] at private receptions in accordance with CHO guidelines. CHO’s requirements for private functions are much stricter than public meetings at Coles and Woolies, ”the company posted on its Facebook page.

“We will continue to allow private functions with vax’d / unvaxd [sic] as we did last year, and the private functions will be in line with the new CHO directions. “

According to the vaccine mandate rules: “If there is one person present who is not fully vaccinated, COVID-19 density restrictions will apply. This means a maximum of 20 people or one person per 4 square meters, whichever is less. “

-with Toby Crockford


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