FOR those hoping to visit Churchill Island, which is part of a two-week vaccinated economy trial, Phillip Island Nature Parks (PINP) has detailed what you need to know.
Friends of Churchill Island posted the following message from PINP, explaining how visitors can visit Churchill Island during the trial period.
“We will be opening our doors on Friday, Saturday, and Sunday over the weekends of October 15-17, and October 22-24, approximately two weeks before Victoria is expected to reach the 70 per cent double-dose vaccination threshold,” PINP said.
“This means that all visitors, staff, and volunteers (16 years and over) to Churchill Island during these two weekends of the trial must be double vaccinated, and must be able to provide evidence of their vaccination status, or a medical exemption.
“Visitors can prove they are fully vaccinated on completion of a Service Victoria QR check-in that includes vaccination information; a COVID-19 digital certificate displayed through the Medicare App, Service Victoria App or equivalent smartphone wallet; a printed version of the COVID-19 digital certificate or immunisation history statement accessed via myGov to download and print or as provided by your vaccination provider, medical practitioner or the Australian Immunisation Register; or their exemption from COVID-19 vaccination as demonstrated by a valid, original letter from a medical practice.”
North Pier Hotel in Cowes was also selected in the two-week trial.
The trials will allow real-world testing of the vaccine certification technology, confirm the best processes for establishing vaccination status, as well as fine-tuning training for staff and support for business owners and public communication of vaccine requirements.
Regional trials over the period will guide the second phase of trials for 80 per cent double-dose settings.