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Endeavour Group partners with Deputy Chief Medical Officer for industry vaccination Livestream Q&A

August 31, 2021
By Melissa Parker

Endeavour Group hosted Professor Michael Kidd AM, Deputy Chief Medical Officer, in a Livestream Q&A session on vaccinations for its team, opening up the session to the broader drinks and hospitality business industry.

The purpose of the Q&A was to empower drinks, and hospitality industry members with information on vaccines from a trusted source to make informed decisions to keep themselves and their customers safe.

The session was open to the whole drinks industry as well as Endeavour Group’s 28,000 members, including store teams, hospitality workers, warehouse and winery workers, to get informed.

“Hospitality is one of the industries hit hardest by the COVID-19 pandemic, from closing down during outbreaks to staff at increased risk of contracting the disease,” Professor Kidd said. 

With Managing Director Steve Donohoe hosting the session, Professor Kidd sought to address and correct misinformation on vaccines circling the community and answered questions submitted by the attendees.

“The government has said vaccination is key to opening up the country. We want to do everything we can to support the vaccine rollout, including empowering our teams with information from a trusted medical expert such as Professor Kidd about their choices when it comes to vaccination,” Endeavour Group’s Managing Director Steve Donohue said.

“We want to open up pubs, clubs and restaurants in a safe way because these places bring communities together, and our hospitality teams are eager to get back to work. We want to protect our frontline teams in stores that have been working endlessly throughout the pandemic as an essential service, and we want to keep our customers and patrons safe. The vaccine rollout will be a critical component in all of this,” he added.

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