WA man allegedly provides fake vaccination document to enter Crown Perth

By Charlotte Lee Updated
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A West Australian man has been charged with providing fraudulent ID and proof of vaccination documentation at Crown Perth.

WA Today reports that police said the man attended the venue, deemed a high-risk venue under COVID-19 restrictions, and security asked him for identification and vaccination evidence to gain entry.

The man presented a WA driver’s licence and digital vaccination certificate on a mobile phone and was allowed in.

Security staff had concerns regarding the evidence and called police.

Upon arrival, officers spoke to the man in question and it will be alleged he provided the same information he had provided to security, but when he was asked to validate the vaccination certificate by logging into an online Medicare system he claimed to have forgotten the password.

Police seized the driver’s licence and mobile phone and will now allege the licence and vaccination certificate belonged to another person.

The man was found on Saturday at a home in the Perth northern suburb of Balcatta and has been charged with failing to comply with a direction, giving false personal details to police and inducing a person to abstain from a lawful act by fraud.

He is due to appear at Perth Magistrates Court on February 9.

COVID-19 vaccination required to enter Perth Crown Resorts

In November, Crown Resorts confirmed that a strict entry rule will remain in place at its casinos nationwide, even if the government’s coronavirus guidance changes.

All visitors to Crown’s casinos will have to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19, regardless of health orders.

The casino giant has confirmed that it will continue a vaccine mandate at its resorts across the country, including Melbourne, even if coronavirus rules are eventually changed to allow unvaccinated punters back through their doors.

The company said it made its decision after a month-long consultation with employees, unions and business groups.

Crown Resorts chief executive Steve McCann said his business was duty-bound to stop any potential spread of COVID-19.

“From the start of the pandemic, we have promised our employees that we will always put their health and wellbeing first,” Mr McCann said.

“This policy is consistent with that and consistent with our responsibility to care for not only our employees, but our guests, our partners and our investors’ interests.

“We had overwhelming support for this from our stakeholders and thank them for working with us so constructively.

“The mood has shifted in Australia over the last few months and people are recognising that we all have a part to play.”

Vaccine mandate for SkyCity Adelaide

SkyCity Adelaide has become the latest casino venue to introduce a COVID-19 vaccination mandate, with all employees and patrons aged 18 and above required to be fully vaccinated as of February 10.

Individuals entering the casino, hotel Eos by SkyCity or any of the property’s bars and restaurants will need to show proof of vaccination or a medical exemption.

SkyCity Australia chief operating officer David Christian said the decision will ensure that SkyCity has in place the highest available levels of protection against COVID-19 for its people and customers.

“As one of Adelaide’s largest single site entertainment venues and a significant employer, we need to take measures to help keep everyone safe,” Christian said.

“While we have existing robust health and safety measures in place to limit the risk of exposure to COVID-19, public health information and research confirms that COVID-19 vaccines provide the best protection for our employees and customers.

“SkyCity has been significantly impacted by the outbreak and we have been encouraging our people to get vaccinated at the earliest opportunity.

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