- Mosman Club staff are ‘passionate’ about keeping ban in place until February
- Dee Why RSL extended ban due to requests from staff and club members
- NSW Premier says he expects clubs extending the ban will be ‘rare’ event
- The unvaccinated will be allowed to enter most venues from December 15
- But businesses are free to extend the controversial measure if they choose
- Mandates helped to supercharge NSW’s vaccine rollout, but received criticism
Published: 01:27 AEDT, 18 November 2021 | Updated: 03:04 AEDT, 18 November 2021
Six New South Wales clubs have banned unvaccinated staff and customers until at least February, even after it becomes legal for the un-jabbed to enter hospitality venues.
Currently, only the fully-vaccinated can visit non-essential services such as pubs, clothes stores and restaurants, with the unvaccinated finally allowed to join the party on December 15.
While the measure has been credited by many for supercharging NSW’s vaccine rollout, it has also provoked staunch criticism from others.
Five of the clubs opting to keep the rule in place are within the Northern Beaches council area of Sydney and the sixth is in Mosman on the city’s leafy north shore.
State Premier Dominic Perrottet said he expects such bans will be ‘rare’ and that businesses which extend bans on the unvaccinated must ensure they do not break the law.