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Melbourne is considering a health card system to reopen the city

Melbourne is considering a health card system to reopen the city

If you are vaccinated, there is a chance that you may be able to return to Melbourne’s restaurants, pubs and clubs sooner than you think. Melbourne City Council is considering implementing a “health care system” that will allow vaccinated Melburnians to return to participatory hospitality, entertainment and arts venues within the confines of these venues to cater to the general public.

Melbourne Mayor Sally Capp said: “The introduction of the proposed health card would give vaccinated and exempt Melbourneers access to participating restaurants, pubs, clubs and other venues. All staff at participating companies must be vaccinated to be part of the scheme.”

The system would be a temporary measure that would only be in place until the vaccination targets were reached, but which would allow vaccinated businesses and residents to return to the city in the meantime.

It has not yet been confirmed whether the health care scheme will be implemented. Melbourne City Council is expected to vote on Tuesday 21 September on whether to pursue the state government to try the scheme in the municipality. If the system is implemented, Melbourne City Council will be one of the first councils in Victoria to apply such a scheme.

Here’s all you need to know about how to get vaccinated in Melbourne right now.

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