New Campaign Launched To Help NSW Venues Amid COVID Recovery

12 October 2020 | 2:40 pm | Staff Writer

Check. Check. Check.

Punters are being encouraged to do their part in helping venues across NSW reopen and recover via Check. Check. Check., a new public health and community service campaign.

The new initiative from the Night Time Industries Association is asking patrons to do three simple things when entering and hanging out at venues, including checking in at the door with their correct details, checking their hands by washing and sanitising regularly, and keeping physical distance ‘in check’.

“In the same way venues are prepping for customers before they arrive, punters need to establish new rituals when they get to their favourite local. Similar to ‘Slip, Slop, Slap’, when leaving the house it’s ‘wallet, phone and keys’ and then at a venue it’s ‘check-in, check your hands and check yourself’,” NTIA Chair Michael Rodrigues said.

Comedian Matt Okine, local muso Annie Hamilton and more have already thrown their support behind the campaign.

“This is not just about a night out for you. It’s about the hospitality and entertainment sector staying open,” Okine said. 

“It's about feeling connected to our community, something we can’t afford to lose right now. I'm genuinely glad when bar staff double-check that I've checked in to their venue. It makes me feel safe. But venue staff can’t watch you every minute of the night - nor do you want them to. This really only works if we're all doing our bit. Triple-checking, every time.”

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Head to the Check. Check. Check. website for more details.