This morning we woke up to the news that attendance to many venues and events around Western Australia is going to require proof of double vaccination (WA currently sits at 84.5% fully vaccinated people 12 and over). In the interest of helping you move forward with the new requirements, read on below for where they apply and how to have that proof of vaccination ready to go:
Where proof of vaccination will be required
– Music festivals and major events, of more than 500 patrons (mask wearing will also be required outdoors here);
– Pubs, taverns, hotels and special facility licences with more than 500 capacity, or those specific licensed venues that trade after midnight;
– Events with an occasional liquor licence;
– Crown gaming floor.
How to show proof of vaccination
If you’ve been vaccinated already it’s likely you know a record of it is kept online via Medicare and the MyGov App – this is the easiest and quickest way to get proof of vaccination.
Express Plus Medicare App
If you have a MyGov account set up (and your Medicare is linked to it), the easiest way to get a digital certificate of proof of vaccination is by installing the Express Plus Medicare App. Once installed on your phone you can link it to your MyGov, and then obtain the proof of vaccination certificate, which then gives you the option to easily add it to your smartphone’s Wallet. You’ll also need a photo ID that matches the name on the certificate.
MyGov digital certificate
If you can’t or don’t want to use the Medicare app, you can also use your phone’s browser to login to MyGov, view your proof of vaccination and this will also give you the option of adding it to your smartphone’s wallet. The other option is to download the vaccination digital certificate from MyGov and save it as a document or image on your phone. You’ll also need a photo ID that matches the name on the certificate.
If you like to kick it old school you can also simply print off a copy of your vaccination certificate and take it out with you along with an acceptable form of photo identification. You’ll also need a photo ID that matches the name on the certificate.
Obtaining proof if you’re offline
If you’re unable to go through the above methods and obtain online certificates, you can get your vaccine provider (GP, pharmacist etc.) to print your immunisation history for you.
Otherwise you can call the Australian Immunisation Register on 1800 653 809 and get your statement/certificate posted to you (which may take up to 14 days to arrive).
Image: Ice Cream Factory via Facebook.