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Local RSL’s still seeking clarity on Remembrance Day ruling

Remembrance Day is fast approaching and many RSL-Sub Branches remain unsure about coronavirus restrictions and enforcement of vaccination status.

State Liberal Member for Eildon, Cindy McLeish said more clarity was needed for RSL-Sub Branches to confidently proceed with the service.

Ms McLeish said, “Remembrance Day has always had strong support, but we are at a stage where information applicable to services on November 11 needs to be specifically outlined.”

“It is not good enough for the Minister to say this is a matter for RSL Victoria, because it is State Government guidelines that need clarity.”

“Volunteers work hard to ensure Remembrance Day is a day to pay respect and for the community to come together. Surely we can provide these volunteers with more assistance and accuracy in their preparations.”

There also remains confusion around the checking of vaccination status of attendees.

The Premier has said those who attend services will need to be double vaccinated, but there has been no advice on who is expected to enforce this, or how.

Ms McLeish continues, “People often wander around after the service, they head to nearby cafes, browse stores, and catch up with each other. Sub-Branches are asking if they need to have perimeter fencing, so all present can be checked for vaccination status.”

“While it should have been done weeks ago, what we need now is some very clear guidelines to be released by the Minister,” Ms McLeish concludes.


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