From 5am, Friday 17th December 2021, it is a Queensland Government LAW that states only fully vaccinated patrons & staff may enter hospitality venues including restaurants, pubs, clubs & cafes. This is a statewide mandate established by the State Government, Salsa Bar & Grill must adhere to this mandate in order to continue to serve great food, beverages and provide a fabulous time for our patrons. Should you take issue with this new legislation, please direct your enquiry to your local member. Salsa staff will refuse entry to any patron not offering proof of vaccination.
PLEASE NOTE: Our team are a group of hospitality professionals, trained to provide the best possible dining experience for you. They are not trained as police or security, they did not write the mandate and they should not be required to argue what the mandate enforces. Should you take issue with the mandate, refer to your local member for parliament – not with our staff. Aggression, coercion and refusal to cooperate will not be tolerated.
All patrons upon arrival are required to show proof of COVID-19 vaccination certificate as well as check in via the ‘Check In QLD’ APP. Proof of vaccination verifies that a person is fully vaccinated. You must show either a printed or electronic form before entering a business establishment or venue.
There are 3 different types of proof available that you can get for free:
- a COVID-19 digital certificate
- your immunisation history statement (IHS)
- an International COVID-19 Vaccination Certificate for overseas travel
The COVID-19 vaccination certificate can be viewed or printed through:
Medicare Online via MyGov
Express Plus Medicare mobile app
My Health Record
How to add your proof of vaccination status to the Check in Qld app.
Exemption from COVID-19 vaccination
The persons who are exempted from getting a COVID-19 vaccination include those who have medical contraindications. A person who cannot be vaccinated must show an evidence of contraindication. This is a medical certificate stating that a person is exempted from getting a COVID-19 vaccination. This can be downloaded from the Australian Immunisation Register. A legally qualified medical practitioner is required to complete the medical exemption form and record this on the Australian Immunisation Register.
A person that has evidence of a medical contraindication will be treated as if they are fully vaccinated and may be permitted to enter and remain in business venues with eased restrictions for fully vaccinated people.