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CBD business owner who’s been ‘terribly trolled’ for enforcing COVID-19 rules makes plea to Melburnians

Neil Mitchell
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A CBD business owner has issued a desperate plea to Melburnians as COVID-19 restrictions ease.

Sarah says she’s been “terribly trolled” online for complying with the Chief Health Officer’s orders, which require everyone entering her business to prove their vaccination status.

The business owner says she’s had nasty fake reviews left about her business from anti-vaxxers, and she’s fearful unvaccinated people will become aggressive towards her staff when they’re denied entry.

“I just really want to make a plea to the public — not all small business owners agree, don’t agree, their political vides are actually immaterial — as we reopen,” she told Neil Mitchell.

“We just want to earn a living. If you’re an anti-vaxxer, a civil libertarian, you can be angry at the government, I have no problem with that, if that’s what you want to do.

“But please don’t take it out on the businesses.

“We’re just trying to earn a living and I’m pleading with the public. Take your anger to the people you’re angry with.

“We’re not them.

‘”We’re not discriminating — we cannot afford a $1000 fine.”

Press PLAY below to hear Sarah’s urgent plea to the public

Neil Mitchell
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