HOSPITALITY STRAPPED WITH COVID FATIGUE

The Hospitality Industry is one of many businesses gearing to open their doors on October 11 for fully vaccinated people however they are lathered with COVID-19 fatigue when it comes to safety compliance and mandates.

HOSPITALITY STRAPPED WITH COVID FATIGUE

The Hospitality Industry is one of many businesses gearing to open their doors on October 11 for fully
vaccinated people however they are lathered with COVID-19 fatigue when it comes to safety compliance and mandates.


“Navarra venues Directors feel an overwhelming sense of responsibility to follow NSW Public Health
Orders and restrictions while keeping patrons and staff safe. We will welcome Sydney brides to micro
weddings under one set of rules and have our café and restaurants open their doors to the fully
vaccinated public under another set, “ said Senior Managing Partner Giovannino Navarra
“We have even been asked to get double vaxxed and now it has hit home that policing all these rules
might be too much for businesses as the potential for a fully vaccinated individual to get the virus can
shut our business down while we clean our premises,” said Giovannino Navarra


“I have one situation where I will have numerous people attend my venues through our café and
restaurants yet I still have a cap on my weddings at 70% to only fully vaccinated people. There are
unnecessary, complicated and conflicting rules in the roadmap for businesses to implement and try
and survive,” he said


“When we hit 80% the cap will lift and 1 person per 4 square metre rules will still apply but 5 people
unvaccinated can only attend a ceremony and not a reception. If the vaccinated and unvaccinated
can still get the virus, freedoms for all should be open and we have to start learning to live with the
virus. I no longer want the wedding event space to be discriminated against and singled out.”
Public Health Orders revealed by Health Minister Brad Hazzard outlines how the vaccinated and
unvaccinated have to self isolate for 14 days if they test positive. Moving forward through this
pandemic it will be up to the individual to do the right thing and not spread the virus in the community
if they have symptoms.


Prime Minister Scott Morrison has confirmed international travel for fully vaccinated Australians will
resume next month with a 7 day at home quarantine period upon their return. He has stated that it is
time to give Australians their lives back. Schools will also start opening up on October 18 earlier than
was anticipated.


“We will follow the guidelines outlined for businesses but as businesses, we will not be equipped to
handle violence and protests by individuals who are not vaccinated. At the moment my Event
Producers have been abused by brides who want some sort of concession for their unvaccinated
guests and I can only imagine what will happen when our doors open to all our venues on October
11,” said Venue Liaison Director Marie Florio


The guidelines for businesses on Service NSW still specifies that these guidelines are not a substitute
for legal advice as the NSW Supreme Court continues to hear the vaccine mandate challenge.
“We have waited for so long to open our doors but it appears we have been left in a position of safety
compliance vanguards on the COVID-19 roadmap to recovery,” said Mrs Florio

“Navarra venues are ready to welcome all our customers and guests with open arms and we need the
new NSW Premier to move the date forward from December 1 so that we can rejoice freedoms for
all.”


Entertaining over 47 years of events and hospitality experience and successfully hosting more than
175,000 events, Navarra is one of Australia’s leading events and hospitality operators.


Family operated and founded by Filippo and Sarina Navarra with the reigns handed to Salvatore,
Giovannino and Marie Navarra, who offer weddings, formal, corporate and casual dining experiences,
including cafes and bars across the wider Sydney area.


Navarra locations include Montage, Conca D’Oro, Oatlands House, Curzon Hall, CBD Collection and
Eschol Park Manor

Media Enquiries:
Maria Salter
Public Relations and Communications
maria.pr@navarravenues.com.au
Phone:(02) 9887 1877
Mobile: 0413 143 833

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