Crown considering mandatory vaccination policy

Crown Resorts is looking to mandate vaccines for its staff and bar unvaccinated customers from its sites, The West Australian reports.


According to the news outlet, Crown Chief Executive Steve McCann is discussing a vaccination policy for its three locations in Perth, Sydney and Melbourne with the company’s employees as well as government departments.

“Anyone working at or visiting our sites will need to be vaccinated,” said McCann.

“Obviously we’ve got to work through some of the challenges ... and that’s part of the consultation process. It’s important to show some leadership. We are a very large employer and hospitality has been very hard hit. It’s usually one of the first in lockdown and the last to come out.”

McCann complimented the West Australian’s Government’s Covid response which has allowed Crown Perth to stay open while its sister sites in Melbourne and Sydney have had to close.

“We’re doing our best to ensure a safe environment and we want that across all our facilities,” he commented.

McCann said that no deadline for this policy has been set but stated that Crown would give workers paid leave after receiving each jab.

He also said that Crown will provide three hours of paid leave and an extra day of sick leave for employees to get their vaccination, while staff who have already been vaccinated can claim a AU$50 (US$35.75) gift voucher.

“There’s a lot of staff uncertainty around job security ... there are a lot of challenges specific to hospitality, which is why we need to show some leadership.”

For customers, they will likely have to register their vaccination status via a QR code before being allowed to enter.


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