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Businesses set to check IDs

HEFTY fines may be issued to businesses in regional Victoria if they fail to check their customers’ identification from today.

Premier, Daniel Andrews said the close to $10,000 fine will only be issued to businesses if they “consciously fail” to check if their customers were from metropolitan Melbourne.

He said the new rule would help combat COVID-19 and said checks could be achieved by asking customers to show their driver’s licence or Keypass ID.

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