Van park’s ‘vaccinated-only policy’ triggers backlash

Published: September 23, 2021
Curlwaa Caravan Park

In a sign of what the future might hold, a New South Wales caravan park has announced it will soon only be accepting guests who are fully vaccinated … and it’s since been hammered by an online backlash.

Ric Young, who owns the Curlwaa Caravan Park sitting on the banks of the Murray River, did not think he was being controversial by taking the step to reduce the Covid risk.

He told the ABC he was concerned not only for the often-elderly patrons that visited, but also for his father Brian, 78, who lives in a cabin at the park and suffers from a chronic lung disease.

The rection to the future ‘vaccinated-only’ policy on Facebook was swift … and savage.

“Our first comment took about 15 seconds, and it absolutely hammered us,” Ric told the ABC. “People are threatening to sue us, saying they’re going to boycott us, telling their friends not to come here … we expected some negative comments but, to the degree that it was, and still is, is phenomenal.”

The caravan park’s announcement was in line with NSW’s roadmap out of lockdown, so Mr Young says the reaction is particularly disheartening.

“My wife and I were sitting there and we were actually quite stunned, quite shocked … I can’t believe people would talk to other people like that,” he said. “It’s not the Aussie way — we’re supposed to look out for each other, and that’s not happening.”

Mr Young told the ABC that it seemed to be a vocal but small minority leading the abuse, and the support he received in private was enough reassurance that they were making the right decision. 

“The next morning, we actually received a private email through our website supporting our decision, saying, ‘Once the borders are open, we’re coming to visit you’,” he said. “I’ve printed it out, I’ve got a copy of it proudly on my desk. We read that and thought, it’s all worth it.”

Domestic travel will be allowed for fully-vaccinated people across NSW once 70% of people over 16 have received both jabs.

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Carmel M McBurney
2 months ago

I would be very happy with this policy being in place. most people I know, in my age group (over 70) are already vaccinated

Paul Reason
2 months ago

The park has my vote. During this lock down our lives and relationships have been turned upside down and sideways, the antivaxers have made
It harder for the rest of the community to get back to a normal way of life.
I hope the govt has the same attitude. We have grown up with vaccinations, whats different about this one? Im at a loss.

Zol
2 months ago
Reply to  Paul Reason

‘… the antivaxers have made
It harder for the rest of the community to get back to a normal way of life.’

The ‘antivaxxers’ haven’t created these obstacles, these were politically created and a lot of people blindly accept the narrative that it’s ‘for our own good’.

Garry murphy
2 months ago
Reply to  Zol

Being over 60 I can only get the swine flu jab thought it was out of use by date

Rosemarie van Heerde
2 months ago
Reply to  Zol

I haven’t ‘blindly accepted’ anything. Like most intelligent adults, I listen to the science, accessing legitimate information sources to formulate my opinion and inform my response.

John L
2 months ago
Reply to  Zol

Does that mean you have never been vaccinated against polio, measles, tetanus etc that most of us have safely experienced? Don’t forget flu and pneumonia shots that the majority of us have after the 3 score years and 10 are vaccines too. It’s a question of who exactly is brainwashed??

peter romer
2 months ago
Reply to  Paul Reason

I would avoid this van park like the plaque

Graeme
2 months ago
Reply to  peter romer

Clever analogy, but I don’t think you really meant it that way.

peter romer
2 months ago
Reply to  Paul Reason

I would avoid this van park like the plaque. Its where the sheep gather that have fallen for the big lie

Joseph Bajada
2 months ago
Reply to  peter romer

I for one will support parks that have this policy. I will be great to go to a place where we know that people like this will not be there to spoile our stay by exposing us to this insidious virus. I have no issues with people not wanting to get vaccinated just as long as when they get sick with COVID-19 they don’t expect to be treated the same as those that got vaccinated.

Connie
2 months ago
Reply to  Joseph Bajada

I hope you understand that even if you are vaccinated… You can still get covid. You can still spread covid. So the idea that you are safe, is a misnomer.

Easy Rider
1 month ago
Reply to  Joseph Bajada

News Flash. YOU ARE GOING TO GET COVID, EVERYONE IS GOING TO GET IT, IT IS INEVITABLE. You are vaccinating to protect yourself not others so if your vaccinated stop worrying and just enjoy life. Don’t discriminate or speak poorly of others who have chosen not to be vaccinated, they are still your fellow aussies. The politicians and media have driven this wedge for their own purposes.

Ron
2 months ago
Reply to  peter romer

“You’re all sheep” chimes in Peter whilst chowing down on horse dewormer ☺️

PS: Clean your teeth and you’ll avoid the plaque.

Bruce Michael Ehrlich
2 months ago
Reply to  Ron

Spot on!

Burgo1
2 months ago
Reply to  peter romer

Pull your head out of the sand !

Len Sorrell
2 months ago
Reply to  peter romer

Yes Peter, please keep away, as we who are vulnerable do not want to catch the virus from the likes of you. By the way just out of interest, have you seen that anti-vax people are in the big minority.

Keith Males
2 months ago
Reply to  peter romer

If you cannot accept society rules, I suggest you find an island and live on your own!

Neil Reavey
2 months ago
Reply to  peter romer

I am one of the “so called sheep” and so to use an anti Vaxers quote “MY BODY MY CHOICE”

Sivad
2 months ago
Reply to  peter romer

Good more room for others.

Francoise
2 months ago
Reply to  Paul Reason

I completely agree with your reply. I would add that we have lost two years of our life, and when you have our age, it’s enormous. We miss our grandchildren who have grown with us and that will never be replace.

LoraineS
2 months ago
Reply to  Paul Reason

I agree with Paul. What’s the big deal, I’ve been having vaccinations for various things for the last 65+ years. Apart from that, these people own their park/business and are entitled to place any restrictions they like on it

Lalage Craig
2 months ago

I have to ask why people who are vaccinated are worried about people who are not!
Surely they believe they are safe?
Infact you can be double vacced and still get it and spread it!!
There is no absolute answer!

Ron
2 months ago
Reply to  Lalage Craig

They’re thinking about the health of their community as well as their own. Less exposure to the virus means you’re far less likely to catch it and spread it, even if asymptomatic. Also if your a close contact you’ll still be required to quarantine even if you don’t catch it.

Ron
2 months ago
Reply to  Ron

We will look for more parks like yours congratulations on making a stand . We will check your park out in the near future. Cheers

Libby
2 months ago
Reply to  Ron

I would never think of going to a regional town and not being doubled vaxxed. We’ll definitely be looking for caravan parks which insist on double vaccinated guests.

Bob Lucas
2 months ago
Reply to  Lalage Craig

I disagree with the caravan park’s discriminatory stance, and agree with several others who stated the much overlooked obvious fact:-
If you are double vaccinated, and really believe it works, then you don’t have to worry about unvaccinated people – else, why did you bother getting vaccinated yourself? Do you really not trust the vaccine?
Fact is, fully vaccinated people are still capable of spreading the virus, so victimising the unvaccinated and preventing them from entering the park will only achieve hostility, not safety!
Someone said it was un-Australian not to vaccinate. Well, it’s certainly un-Australian to discriminate against someone’s personal choice!

Janine
2 months ago
Reply to  Bob Lucas

Well said.
I am not against the vaccine, but feel it came out too quick to know long term side effects. I choose to wait a bit longer before the jab, so why am I discriminated against!
And you also have those who formed all or religious reasons are unable to get the jab, what happens to those people?

Ken
2 months ago
Reply to  Lalage Craig

Yes you can still get the virus if you are fully vaccinated but you will probably not get very sick. If you are unvaccinated and catch the virus you can get really sick. You could even die. That risk is yours.

Graeme
2 months ago
Reply to  Lalage Craig

You really need to state all the facts, and not leave out information. It is true that vaccinated people can still catch and spread the virus, but you don’t also state, that the rate of infection and the rate of transmission is drastically reduced after vaccination. A very important consideration I believe.

Easy Rider
2 months ago
Reply to  Graeme

Rate of infection is moot if your vaccinated, if your not, that is a conscious decision someone has made and is willing to take the risk. Personally I would not support any business that discriminated against the unvaccinated, be it van parks or cafes. I am vaccinated but support everyone’s right to choose. Scare mongering by the politicians and media isn’t believed by everyone.

Ian Ninness
2 months ago

Are you vaccinated. If so what is the problem?

Arthur
2 months ago
Reply to  Ian Ninness

Thank God for that. The anti-vaxers should try and talk some park owners into only allowing non-vaxers in. I hope someone takes it up and keeps them as far away from the rest of the population as possible. That should make everyone happy.

Mitchell
2 months ago

I agree the van park owner should be congratulated for dong the right thing.

GH
2 months ago

It takes one park to make the difficult but correct decision, in my opinion, before others will follow. I would definitely be staying at this park & look forward to doing so in the future.

Dianne Platt
2 months ago

I agree we are fully vaccinated and we will only go to parks that except on vaccinated. There is no question about it

Bernadine
2 months ago

Totally agree with the park owner
Im a Victorian who cant get to see my daughter in Outback Queensland
I will do what ever it takes to keep anyone safe
For goodness sake we have the opportunity to move around when vaccinated
Lets do it
Stop whinging
And get on with it for everyones well being

Terry Joseph
2 months ago

I totally support what you are saying here Carmel. People need to get vaccinated to protect themselves and others

Dave`
2 months ago

I’m with you, and support all businesses that keep out non vaccinated people.
Most Anti-Vaxers probably take drugs as well, and wouldn’t have a clue what’s in them.

Shane Jarrett
2 months ago

We live in Townsville and we will visit one day if we can .Keep it up the anti Vaxers will wake up if they have to stay home.

John Liddle
2 months ago
Reply to  Shane Jarrett

I love how everyone is calling people who want to make their own informed health choices anti vaxxers. Maybe we should call people who don’t smoke antismokers, who don’t drink antidrinkers and who don’t swear antiswearers. Tobacco kills more people a day than viruses and the government will never ban it due to billions of dollars in revenue. There are over a dozen new billionaires and all CEOs of big pharma. People are blind to the most obvious just follow the money trail and it will explain who we are all being played.

Peter Klatt
2 months ago
Reply to  John Liddle

John, you are alive today because your great grandparents either survived the smallpox or were immunized. Then a succession of your predecessors were immunized against, at least 6 diseases that killed children or adults. I wonder who you get your informed information from. Have you already forgotten the mass graves in New York and many other countries.
We need people to be vaccinated so that a very few who really can’t be vaccinated can enjoy a happy long life.

Rosemarie van Heerde
2 months ago
Reply to  John Liddle

Tobacco use is a CHOICE, so this is a dumb comparison. And before you carry on about “passive smoking” , note that smoking is BANNED in most places these days – Why? because of the proven health risk. Hmmm…

Ken
2 months ago
Reply to  John Liddle

It’s nothing like smoking. You are not allowed to smoke in any public place or indoors. There will be places where unvaccinated people can’t go either. Just like this caravan park.

Kerrie Buitendam
2 months ago

We certainly fully support what you are doing, please don’t let the nasty keyboard worriers put you down

Fred
2 months ago

Great little caravan park right on the border – we’ll call in and support them.

Graham McIntyre.
2 months ago

The right policy….will be in so many other areas..ie restaurants…sports and entertainment venues..clubs.
This will be the new normal…Of course people should have a choice….by all means stay home if you so choose.

Richard
2 months ago

Yes..Choice. But remember, most businesses need profits and with a 20-30% reduction in clientele they will not be profitable and will either sack staff or close up. Then where will you go? Keep dividing the nation with your Govt rhetoric.

Gail
2 months ago

Totally support this policy. Everyone has choice, we will look forward to staying with you when in the area

Joseph sarasola
2 months ago
Reply to  Gail

I am fully vaxed but I will never stay in that caravan park which practices medical apartheid…I’ll laugh when they go broke…I’m just disgusted you’d ever support it

Malcolm
2 months ago

Fantastic and I won’t miss you at all.

Diane
2 months ago

Totally agree

Richard
2 months ago

I agree. And yet the Vaxed can infect others just the same. Just because they got a so called Vaccine doesn’t mean they are now safe and cured.

Shirley Martin
2 months ago

And I thought that it was only the idiot morons who selfishly wouldn’t get vaxxed. Wake up to yourself! Talk about ‘Freedom of choice ’. The anti-Vaxxers are the very reason we are locked up. Where is the freedom in that? This is now an issue of doing the morally right thing for your fellow countryman.

Don Hansford
2 months ago
Reply to  Shirley Martin

So, even if it kills me, you reckon I should get vaxxed? According to my Cardiologist, almost any one of the so-called “minor” side effects, is a death sentence for me! Are you going to guarantee the mortgage payments on my house, if that happens?

Trevor Bonney
2 months ago

OK – but you will probably quite happily go to a pub or a restaurant or other place that suits your wants and has the same policy without question?

Judi Mercer
2 months ago

Good on you. I hope more parks follow suit. Ignore the keyboard trolls, they obviously don’t care about their own families welfare so you can’t expect them to care about anyone else’s.
We are travelling around next year for the long way home, and are fully prepared for travelling interstate. All vaccinations done & dusted and will have the booster before we leave (we’re in WA).
Congratulations again for your forward thinking

Trainman
2 months ago

Great idea. We want to be safe, and camping with vaccinated campers makes sense. Caravan park has made the fight decision.

Andy Fearnley
2 months ago
Reply to  Trainman

Please give me the evidence that unvaccinated people pose a threat to vaccinated people. Without this evidence it is a bit rough to discriminate against a personal medical choice. I am unvaccinated at the he moment and have asked all the powers that be to explain how I pose a risk to vaccinated people and hav not received an answer. Please check before you come meek.

Ian
2 months ago

Thank you for taking this stance, we will be sure to visit when we are able. My hope is that Wikicamps will have an icon for this policy so that I can easily choose the smart park operators.

Marg Christensen
2 months ago
Reply to  Ian

Good idea

Julio
2 months ago

A brilliant idea which we fullt support. This protects us when we stay as well as other families and park staff. Well.done!

Anne Dalt
2 months ago

I’ll put your park on our ‘To visit list’, and hope it won’t be in the too distant future. It would be very reassuring to us to know we were amongst like minded people who have taken steps to protect themselves and their community.

Bev Reardon
2 months ago

Great Idea it should be the same everywhere .

Jeni Richardson
2 months ago

Fully support his decision.

Colin
2 months ago

Yes we all need to get vaccinated so caravener shape up or ship out

Sharon Zammit
2 months ago

Definitely on our list we will support your decision to not accept unvaccinated people

Anne Austin
2 months ago

Yes I would support them , I think it’s their business so they make the rules, same as some parks don’t allow dogs. If you don’t like any of the rules at a certain park there are otherparks to go to.

Keith
2 months ago
Reply to  Anne Austin

Bit unfair Anne comparing unvaccinated people to dogs. Dogs are smarter, I would suggest, than people who won’t be vaccinated and then grizzle because they won’t be permitted to put other people at risk

Clive Baulch
2 months ago
Reply to  Keith

People have been vaccination for all of my lifetime. People have their pets vaccinated. This is going to be a way of life from now on.
You’ve won me!

Len Sorrell
2 months ago
Reply to  Anne Austin

Hey Anne, have you had your Polio, Typhoid, Measles, Yellow fever, Small pox, Rabies, Diphtheria, Chicken pox and flu vaccinations or did you object to those also and risk becoming a carrier? Careful where you travel girl!

Anthony
2 months ago

I fully support what you are doing. It is a logical, fair and science based stance to take. We cancelled our Xmas booking at a beachside park as we are concerned by the vocal few who think their rights are more important than others and we are not willing to take the risk with non vaxxers as we have seen in past years many park rules ignored and not enforced by park management.

Ron Landers
2 months ago

As a Cancer sufferer ( lung ) I have been advised by my specialist not to get vaxxed till the C issue is resolved
I have a medical exemption!
So where does that leave me with the Vaxxers

Ms Lee
2 months ago
Reply to  Ron Landers

I also don’t agree that anyone has the right to ask about your Health thats totally private &. Personal. And you are so right Ron Landers you poor bugger as if you are not going through enough!! So who are they going to blame when the dreaded Covid19 breaks out intheir parks… Some forget uou can still catch it from a vaxxed person…..Its not making any sence….they have lost my clientele…and others as I see…..

Clarke MCDOWELL
2 months ago
Reply to  Ron Landers

That is a completely different thing I am sure you would be more than welcome

Curlwaa Caravan Park
2 months ago
Reply to  Ron Landers

Hi Ron, thanks for your comment. As you have a medical exemption and are able to prove such, we would be more than willing to have you in our caravan park.

Andy
2 months ago

I.m not pro Vax or anti. It’s for the individual to decide. If you want it go get if don’t well don’t.
I do believe business out there will be taken to court for discrimination if the endorse a Vax or anti Vax policy.
There is a lot of hot air about Vax passports mandatory Vax and it.ll come to court many times in the future and it.ll be shut down the must be vaxxed policy

Wendy Davis
2 months ago
Reply to  Andy

This isn’t about legalities which, incidentally, is on the side of mandating legislation, this is about a worldwide health crisis that needs to be dealt with on a worldwide basis. Think of it this way. The virus needs hosts to mutate into something more serious (e.g. alpha to delta via millions of vulnerable people in third world countries). Fully vaccinated people will only ever carry a small viral load – no fun for a virus. Unvaccinated people get sick and die, whilst carrying a huge viral load – great fun for a virus that strives to mutate to something more serious. In contrast, mild viral loads of vaccinated people can only cause the virus to peeter out. This phenomena has been seen a number of times throughout history e.g. the Spanish flu pandemic. Unvaccinated people therefore are not only doing a potentially fatal disservice to themselves, they are doing a fatal disservice to the whole global community. This is a display of ultimate selfishness.

Stevep
2 months ago
Reply to  Wendy Davis

Well said Wendy. The Science and Morality cannot be argued with. If you don’t get vaxxed stay home! I don’t want to camp next to you. I don’t want to be in the pub /club with you (won’t be a problem). I don’t want to be in a restaurant with you (won’t be a problem) Why? Like the van park it will be mandated!!!

Paul Beckett
2 months ago
Reply to  Wendy Davis

Thank you – you are the first explanation that has made any sense to me about the issue of why vaccination mandating is worthwhile and i do a lot of political social media . Up to now i could not see the sense of it as vaccinated people still infected others if they get it and the cost to business . etc .

Zol
2 months ago

So an unvaccinated person with an exemption is perfectly ‘safe’ but an unvaccinated person by choice is a threat?

Kevin
2 months ago

Love to visit

Robert Snell
2 months ago

Well done, fully support your stance. It’s about time the anti Vax community started to feel some discomfort. More Australian businesses should take a stand and force these uncaring people to do the right thing for the Australian community.

Marj Davis
2 months ago

Totally agree with your decision, would happily use any cps who have this rule.

Lynda Hilton
2 months ago

It is absolutely OK. And good on him for being the first to demonstrate real care for the travellers who stay in his park and for his staff – and his dad too of course.

Julie
2 months ago

Thank you for having the balls to make this decision. Stand your ground. People will still come your park & they will be good people & will feel safe.

Heidi
2 months ago

You state…
I can’t believe people would talk to other people like that,” he said. “It’s not the Aussie way — we’re supposed to look out for each other, and that’s not happening.”

If you are truly wanting to look out for others which is the Australian way then everyone should be welcome and there should be no segregation.

Greg
2 months ago

Awsome to see a CP taking the lead. 90% of Aussies are intelligent enough to know we need to vaccinate. The rest will die out however 7ntil then we need this type of business to ensrue those that are doing the right thing are protext3d form the Covidiots.

Wayland
2 months ago

We had a similar back lash when we chose to make our park totally non smoking. Some people threatened not to come and said we wouldn’t get anyone back but I’m pleased to say it was the opposite we increased our occupancy and some people chose us because we were non smoking. I guess you cannot please everyone and it make sense to ensure places that people can feel saf.

John Sanders
2 months ago
Reply to  Wayland

Great work. I am confident the there will be an increase in your clientele who chose to stay with like minded people.

Gill
2 months ago

Absolutely fully agree with their decision and would stand up any of the keyboard warriors attacking them. Eventually all businesses will have to make the pragmatic decision to serve the greatert majority of their customers and that will be the vaccinated! Will stay at this park.

Jason
2 months ago

Not interested in getting caught up in the no vacation debate but if that’s their stance and feel that they can survive on it good luck to them and all the best

SP
2 months ago

Totally disagree with the decision, the unvaccinated are more at risk yet you try to say its to protect the vaccinated

Phil
2 months ago

You cant keep everybody happy, but when 80-90% of the people agree with what you are doing thats a pretty good reason to keep the anti vaxers out.

Ray
2 months ago

Yep, 100% support.

Warren
2 months ago

Great decision, I would love to come to your park and enjoy the fact that everyone has had their shots. Great work

Carolyn
2 months ago

Totally disagree. People need to be educated about the vaccine. If you are vaccinated you can still get Covid but can still pass it on. The unvaccinated are at more risk of a serious reaction to Covid. We should not be discriminating against people for their choice.

John
2 months ago
Reply to  Carolyn

All decisions in life come with consequences. If it is your choice not to be vaccinated, that is fine, but you accept any and all consequences. No different to any other decisions you make in life.

Tony
2 months ago
Reply to  Carolyn

Spot on Carolyn. To those that say it’s anti vaxers making it difficult to get back to some sort of normality you are wrong. It’s the government making these dodgy lockdown rules and restrictions not the people that don’t want the vaccine. Not all people refusing the vaccine are anti vaxers, some of us are just pro choice (it’s my body not the governments). Look at the recent lockdown of Tweed Heads and Byron Bay. This was due to ONE yes one case. Why haven’t we had lockdowns and restrictions every flu season since the flu first started, that’s what COVID is (another version of the flu with respiratory issues). There will be more deaths from suicide and domestic violence for a long time to come due to the shady government health directives. Enough said, do your research people. If you want to have the jab be my guest, I’m not stopping you or trying to change your mind it’s your choice just as not having it is mine.

Peter
2 months ago

Its all a matter of choice, the non vaxers will go to another park and the vaxers will come here. pretty simple really, I choose to go your way, fully vaxed.

Philip
2 months ago

Yes it is, and must be the new normal, Just remember to never underestimate the stupidity of human beings.

Shaz
2 months ago

Your park your rules…. I would be happy to stay….one day when we can travel I will

Warwick McIntosh
2 months ago

Excellent, now on our list to visit as we need more of this encouragement to travel this great country

Brad Lingard
2 months ago

I feel very comfortable with this decision it’s all about choices and safety for customers and staff. Don’t whinge because you can’t, just sit and think about it and if you truly want to join in well get vaccinated so you don’t kill others. That’s the end result we are not talking insignificant stuff here. So good on these owners for making a stand for all those that are responsible for each other and their families.

Trine Ekelund
2 months ago

I like the fact that you can choose who you want in your park. We will be visiting you, just don’t know when. I also know a lot of parks don’t allow pets, but I still go to the ones that do allow them, even if I can’t do animals.

Connie
2 months ago
Reply to  Trine Ekelund

I’m waiting for caravan Parks to get balls enough to say “no kids”…. So we can have a peaceful holiday.

Jenni
2 months ago

While I don’t agree with abusing people, we won’t be staying there. Whether vaccinated or not I don’t agree with anyone’s medical history being requested. Even my employer isn’t able to request my medical history.

Curlwaa Caravan Park
2 months ago
Reply to  Jenni

Hi Jenni. We will never ask for a persons medical history, this is illegal. All we will ask is for proof of your vaccination status. Very soon, through the Service NSW QR Check-In app, this will be shown as a green tick against the words “vaccination status”. This will tell us that you are fully faccinated. We will ask nothing further as decided by law.

Johns
2 months ago

How is Vax status not under the medical history?
I have heard cases where people are not allowed to be shown their own “failed” health assessment for job applications when they ask for it.

Kevin Schilling
2 months ago

Great idea, you maybe the first but I’m sure want be the last to bring in that policy. I believe it will be common amongst many industries.

Graham Gunner
2 months ago

I am not anti vax, I am against any form of discrimination. There are many reasons that a person would not meet the current vax requirements. They may have natural immunity from having had the virus and are medically prohibited from having vax for 6 months from the date of the recovery from the COVID infection.

Then there is the elephant in the room – the virus can be carried and passed on by people that are vax’d, So…. the argument that the guy is concerned that his 70’s vintage dad ( quite rightly ) may get the virus from the great unwashed who are not vaxed is kind of lame, as the risk of the virus being spread from person to person from vaxed and unvaxed is the same.

The outcomes for the unvaxed may be catastrophic, but that is their risk.

Surely we can look at this policy for what it is – discrimination. A person could turn up with Measles, Chicken pox, Influenza alone typically kills more than 3,000 people in Australia annually and killed more than 4,000 people in Australia last year per Federal health stats) I don’t recall parks being closed to those with influenza.

My opinion is that it is wrong to do this. However it is your business and you can do as you will. I will stay away on principle.

Curlwaa Caravan Park
2 months ago
Reply to  Graham Gunner

Hi Graham. There is nothing discriminatory (according to anti-discrimination law) that say’s that our policy decision is discriminatory.

Julie Coddington
2 months ago
Reply to  Graham Gunner

I checked the website of the Royal Australian College of GP’s and learned that in 2019 there were 214,377 confirmed cases of influenza and 486 deaths. It is important to research the facts before publishing figures, especially in the current climate where stress levels are high. It’s not difficult to access scientific facts regarding the safety and efficacy of the various vaccines available. While vaccinated people can contract the virus, the illness is usually mild and the risk of spreading it to others is vastly reduced. Check this. I don’t believe it is discrimination to refuse to book unvaccinated guests. Discrimination relates to something a person has no choice to change, eg, skin colour, race, sexual orientation, disability, etc. Unless a person has a document to support their inability to be vaccinated, they have a choice to take the jab, keep themselves and others safe and to not take up the time and energy of medical professionals who could be treating other medical issues. Don’t even start me on the unvaccinated expecting hospital care, including long stints in ICU.

Robert Manca
2 months ago

I suggest you check 2019 influenza deaths in Australia. Its was more like 3860 if I recall correctly.

Angela
2 months ago

So anyone that chooses to drink alcohol, smoke, drive a car, anything that can and does cause injury and death, they shouldn’t receive medical treatment either?? They’re all choices, as is the vaccination.
Lung cancer, often caused by smoking. That person chose to smoke, so tough luck, no treatment for you.
Car accident DUI. No treatment for anyone injured.
Kid falls off a bike and breaks a wrist, no medical treatment.
All choices they made, so by your logic, they shouldn’t get any medical help.

Martin Hall
2 months ago

Absolutely agree, only a matter of time before the fully vaccinated will be the overwhelming majority. The non vaxers will have to abide by the rules or loose out on the vaccinated peoples privileges. Get vaccinated or get out!

GrahamO
2 months ago

Wise move guys, we appreciate your consideration for your guests.

Susy
2 months ago

How unfortunate for the people who cannot have the vaccination. They are to be discriminated against. A double punishment. Perhaps the unvaccinated should be put into cattle trucks and sent off to a place so that the vaccinated can feel safe. Oh hang on. That’s been done before.

Curlwaa Caravan Park
2 months ago
Reply to  Susy

Hi Susy, thanks for your comment. If a person is medically unable to be vaccinated we will be happy to accommodate them provided they provide proof of their inability be be vaccinated.

Stewart
2 months ago

I certainly hope this doesn’t become the norm, people should have the choice of whether or not they wish to get this particular vaccination. I’m not antivax I’m fully vaxed against most things but I simply don’t believe enough testing has been done on this one and the stories coming out of Europe re people that have been fully vaxed is a bit worrying.

Oxleigh
2 months ago
Reply to  Stewart

People should stop believing everything they see on faceless book and other anti social media.

Helen parsons
2 months ago

I’m vaccinated so if I did get covid I hopefully wouldn’t pass it on to anyone else . Congratulations to this caravan park for having the courage of their convictions

Nik
2 months ago

I totally agree with your policy. I believe ALL Caravan Parks / Towns & Shops should also adopt this policy. This Pandemic is a killer, for people of ALL age groups.

Julie
2 months ago

Absolutely agree with this policy. Caravan parks can have a lot of people in a relatively small area and the risk of an outbreak would be higher for this very reason.

Trish
2 months ago

Sad, sad, sad!!!! A segregated Australia! You should all be ashamed of yourselves! So very unAudtralian!!!!

Malcolm
2 months ago
Reply to  Trish

People vote with thier feet , Very Australian.

John
2 months ago
Reply to  Malcolm

I agree people will vote with their feet and their caravans. This park will attract a lot of business due to their decision. I remember when smokers said they would vote with their feet & wallets, how did that turn out for them.

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