Restaurant manager worried about new vaccination passport protocols

“Never in my wildest dreams did I think I would do that in a restaurant”

Ken Anderson began working in the restaurant business in North Bay in the 1990s.

Now, managing director of The Station Tap House and Steak Company in North Bay, Anderson is not eagerly awaiting the start of a new identification process that will include vaccine passports in his restaurant.

“Never in my wildest dreams did I think I would do this in a restaurant,” Anderson said of the new restaurant rules.

Anderson knows it won’t be easy, and he doesn’t want any of his less experienced employees to put up with the wrath of angry customers over vaccine passports.

“To get these 16 year olds out the front door doing that; I normally work day shifts, I thought about it and under no circumstances will I leave my 23 year old host or hostess up front. door to handle this for the first couple of days, which is why I am going to work the night shift to make sure that if anyone is going to get yelled at, it will be me, they yelled at me before, and I got yelled at each other. will scream at it again, I know, but I have big shoulders. ”

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From a personal perspective, Anderson says it won’t be easy to follow through with these new measures.

“I have to check it’s been 14 days, so it will be September 8 or earlier today, then I have to see some government ID; it’s not necessarily a photo, so health card, driver’s license, birth certificate, passport and check the dates on the doses, then they can get in, ”Anderson explained.

However, the new protocols are confusing.

“I am a fully vaccinated person but I do not entirely agree with this passport matter,” he said, noting that this was his personal opinion, not staff and property. .

“I find it really hard that some of the people who don’t support vaccine passports were the first people to support us when our doors reopened. What bothers me is that they can’t come in because they don’t. ‘have no vaccines, so how is it okay for a staff member to have no vaccines but can work in the restaurant? This is a very delicate thing that the Ontario government is doing at the moment to know who is allowed in and who is not.

Anderson says not to pick on the restaurant workers.

“I know it’s going to happen, the sad part is it’s probably someone I know very well but we haven’t put these new rules in place. We’re just being asked to enforce them”, a- he declared.

“I hope it’s over sooner rather than later. I really mean it.”

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