AWARD-winning Avoca Hotel will headline the state government's vaccine economy trial in the Grampians region from this week.
While Pyrenees Shire had been touted as a local government area to be part of the trial, exact venues were only unveiled by Premier Daniel Andrews and Industry Support and Recovery Minister Martin Pakula on Sunday morning.
Avoca Hotel is one of 15 sites that will be able to operate with higher density limits for the fully vaccinated.
Events will include a mid-week race meeting in Warrnambool on Thursday.
The trials will allow real-world testing of the vaccine certification technology, confirm the best processes for establishing vaccination status, as well as fine-tuning training for staff and support for business owners and public communication of vaccine requirements.
Victorians attending a vaccinated economy trial business or event will be asked to show they are fully vaccinated with a COVID-19 digital certificate displayed through the Service Victoria app, Medicare app, or equivalent smartphone wallet, or present a printed version of their certificate or immunisation history statement, or provide evidence of a valid exemption.
The trial will help lay the foundations to have up to 10,000 racing fans will be at Flemington on the first Tuesday in November in a little more than three weeks - days after music lovers across Melbourne will be able to attend a concert at the Sidney Myer Music Bowl on October 30.
Avoca Hotel has been contacted for comment.
Participants in the vaccinated economy trial are:
Bass Coast: North Pier Hotel in Cowes, Churchill Island Cafe.
Buloke: Terminus Hotel in Wycheproof.
East Gippsland: East Gippsland Art Gallery in Bairnsdale, Lakes Squash and Movie Theatre in Lakes Entrance, Wilson Property in Traralgon.
Greater Bendigo: Anglican Church of Australia in Flora Hill, Bendigo Art Gallery, Village Cinemas in Bendigo, Body Fit Training in Bendigo.
Pyrenees: Avoca Hotel.
Warrnambool: Darlings of Beauty, Roberts One Real Estate, Warrnambool Racing Club (race meeting), Warrnambool Art Gallery.
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