The owner of an Australian household goods and beddings store chain denounced health restrictions against unvaccinated people. He reassured customers and staff that they will not be subjected to these “preposterous and ridiculous” rules.
Pillow Talk CEO and co-founder Heath Goddard expressed disagreement over the lack of transparency surrounding the medical advice used as a basis for these restrictions. He told Epoch Times: “Until it’s tested in court and we’ve got decent judges to attest and listen to the debate, we have a problem. We have a nation that is currently being ransacked from within.”
Goddard added that his company will not mandate Wuhan coronavirus (COVID-19) vaccines for employees. Similarly, unvaccinated customers will not be excluded or barred from entering Pillow Talk stores. “Anyone is welcome to come into my business, vaccinated or unvaccinated. I certainly have not mandated any person in my company to get vaccinated. I know the dangers there,” he said.
The household goods retail chain executive’s comments followed a Nov. 9 announcement by Queensland Premier Annastacia Palaszczuk that once the local population hits 80 percent vaccination rate – expected to be on Dec. 17 – unvaccinated Queenslanders would face new restrictions. Currently, both injected and non-injected residents are permitted to mingle freely.
A 7NEWS report said only those who have received the COVID-19 vaccine will be allowed in bars, restaurants, pubs, cafes, music festivals, stadiums, museums, libraries, hospitals, prisons and elderly care facilities once the restrictions come into effect. Face masks will no longer be required in indoor settings once the new rules become effective, it added. Palaszczuk did not mention a particular end date for the restrictions.
“This is both a reward for the fully vaccinated and precaution for when the borders open and we will see more cases in our community. People deserve to know that they can go to these places and know that they are safe,” the Queensland premier said. (Related: Australia considering COVID-19 vaccine passports and the segregation of society based on vaccination status.)