As New South Wales gears-up to re-open a week earlier than expected on Monday (Oct 11), the team at NSW Health are hosting a ‘Super Sunday‘ vaccination drive for hospitality workers this weekend.

Preferential Pfizer vaccinations will be available from 11 locations including Sydney Olympic Park and several regional spots, and the move has the backing of both the public and private sectors.

Accor Pacific CEO, Simon McGrath, welcomed the move ahead of restrictions easing on Monday.

“Accor are delighted to support Hospitality Super Sunday, making vaccination choice available to the industry and their families is essential to opening up Australia,” he told HM.

Accor Pacific Chief Executive Officer, Simon McGrath

The state’s 24-Hour Economy Commissioner, Michael Rodrigues, said it has been a long road for the hospitality and tourism sector in New South Wales and people are keen to get back to work.

“Reopening after an extended lockdown will bring many challenges for operators in the tourism and hospitality sector, chief amongst them finding vaccinated staff,” he told HM.

“I’m very grateful to my colleagues at NSW Health for putting on a Super Sunday for Hospitality at this critical juncture, helping to get jabs into arms for the hospos across NSW who are itching to get back to work.”

All of essential details and key locations are available on the NSW Health website.

James Wilkinson

Editor-In-Chief, Hotel Management