East Coast Wine Trail

East Coast Wine Trail
East Coast Wine Trail

Thursday, 1 July 2021

Get a Covid jab and earn a free pint

A popular pub in Melbourne, Australia, is doing its bit to encourage locals to get vaccinated against Covid-19 by offering free beers to anyone who gets the jab.

Prince Alfred Hotel publicans Anna and Tom Streater “want to make people in Port Melbourne aware of where their local vaccination venue is and to help provide a little encouragement for people to do their bit and ultimately, to keep our pub open.” 

So, for one week only, Prince Alfred Port Melbourne is giving away free drinks to those who roll up their sleeves and get vaccinated at the Port Melbourne Town Hall - which is conveniently located across the road from their venue. 

Customers who present their blue vaccination card at the bar after their jab will be given a free drink of their choosing - whether it be a pint, a wine, or a house spirit and mixer. 

When Victoria went into its fourth lockdown in May, the state's 1,000-plus pubs shut again for in-house dining. 

For many Melbourne businesses, the extended lockdown periods are a protracted struggle for economic survival. 

"We want to encourage locals to ‘do their bit’, and we are happy to put our hand in our pocket to fund the initiative,” says publican Anna Streater. 

"We stand by our little pub business and the Port Melbourne community that supports us so loyally. If the vaccine is what stops the spread, stops outbreaks, stops lockdowns and keeps us open and our team in jobs, then we’re all for it."

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