Unvaccinated Australians could soon be banned from pubs and restaurants like they are in parts of Europe as lockdowns cripple hospitality businesses across Sydney.
France on Monday introduced laws that will from early August require vaccine certificates or a negative Covid test result for anyone entering a public, indoor setting.
Similar rules came into effect in Greece on July 16, stopping anyone being served at indoor restaurants, bars and cafes unless they could prove they had been immunised.
With Sydney's lockdowns now extended for yet another for weeks until August 28, restaurant owners have had enough with 24 per cent of them telling Deliveroo's HospoVitality Index Report they should have the right to know a customer's vaccination status and have the right to refuse service during an outbreak.Insurance Loans Mortgage Attorney Credit Lawyer
Unvaccinated Australians could soon be banned from pubs and restaurants like they are in parts of Europe as lockdowns cripple hospitality businesses across Sydney. France (pictured is a restaurant at Deaville, on July 27, 2021) has introduced laws that will from early August require Covid vaccine certificates for anyone entering a public, indoor setting
A majority, or 53 per cent, of the 500 restaurant owners surveyed online Australia-wide were concerned about serving unvaccinated customers.
Ed McManus, the chief executive of ride delivery group Deliveroo Australia, said that once local vaccination rates approached those of Europe, Australia needed to consider in late 2021 the idea of vaccination certificates to be served at restaurants.
'It is absolutely the right debate to have in Australia,' he told Daily Mail Australia on Thursday.
'As a society, we've got to make some choices and trade-offs. In my opinion, that route out of lockdown and route back to the lives we used to lead is dependent on vaccination.
'Some people in society won't like this but I'm pro-vaccine, I'm vaccinated: it's the right thing to do, it's the patriotic thing to do.
'It's not an invasion of your civil liberties to be asked to produce a vaccine passport.'
Deliveroo commissioned polling group YouGov to survey restaurant owners before Sydney went into lockdown on June 26, which saw hospitality venues restricted to serving takeaway food.
New South Wales Premier Gladys Berejiklian has extended Sydney's lockdown for another four weeks until at least August 28 and overnight,