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Eastern Suburbs Liquor Accord

The Eastern Suburbs Liquor Accord (ESLA) was established in 2004 and is a voluntary collaborative partnership between local liquor licensees, the Eastern Suburbs Local Area Command of the NSW Police Force, Local Government, various State Government departments and other community organisations.

The ESLA provides a foundation for enhanced communication between all stakeholders and strives to proactively address issues arising from the consumption of liquor within licensed venues and other related matters. It harnesses the collective knowledge and experience of the partnership to identify and implement best practice.

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IMPORTANT NOTE FROM OUR PRESIDENT- COVID-19

Dear Members,

As the Covid-19 restrictions are slowly and incrementally being lifted for Licensed Premises to allow for limited trade, it is timely to ensure that we as a Liquor Accord are all on the same page to minimise risks for our employees, patrons and businesses. Eastern Suburbs did have the largest concentration of disease outbreaks prior to the lockdown (which were traced to social gatherings). Therefore, it is imperative moving forward that we lead the way to reduce risks within our venues.

I urge all owners and operators to implement the following strategies:

• Abide by all restrictions and conditions that are placed on trading within Licensed Premises including patron number limits, physical layout to ensure social distancing and strict venue management.
• Encourage all staff to have the flu vaccination.
• Have strict protocols in place for employees to follow if they feel unwell or display COVID-19 symptoms.
• Encourage all staff to download the COVID-19 Safe Tracking App.
• Ensure compliance with safety provisions outlined by Safe Work Australia (See link)


https://www.safeworkaustralia.gov.au/covid-19-information-workplaces/other-resources/national-covid-19-safe-workplace-principles

I would also encourage all venues to implement a structured approach to maintaining hygiene in public and back of house areas (including food preparation areas). This should involve documenting measures in place to maintain sanitisation and cleaning procedures. I have attached information from a company that tailors their disinfectant and cleaning products for use within the Hospitality Industry.

The Liquor Accord is currently exploring avenues through ‘zoom’ to get more information out to our members via industry experts. We will keep you posted on this progress.

Finally, this pandemic has had a significant impact on businesses, employees and our community. It is important that we as an industry resist the temptation to flout the rules in order to regain profit shortfalls. Ignoring the restrictions will likely result in business closures long term.

The Eastern Suburbs Liquor Accord wishes all its members a speedy return to business ‘normality’ and good health.

Adam Purcell

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ACCORD EXECUTIVE

President: Adam Purcell
Secretary: Rebecca Ackland
Bondi Junction Representative: John Purkis
Bondi Beach Representative: Rachel Duffy
Double Bay, Rose Bay
and Paddington Representative:
Peter Tate
Licensing Police: Sergeant Pete Bolt
Leading Snr Constable Jamie Zahra
Snr Constable Rob Pazderka
Constable Angus Franks