Lower South West residents are quickly adjusting to life under the State’s proof-of-vaccination mandate, according to local businesses that have been key to the rollout of the new laws. As of January 31 the State Government made it mandatory for people in WA to prove they were fully vaccinated against COVID-19 to enter a majority of venues, including gyms, cafes, pubs and restaurants. While most people were happy enough to show their vaccine certificate either digitally or hardcopy, businesses in Manjimup found there was a vocal and aggressive minority completely against the new normal. Celebrations in Manjimup received such a torrent of abuse on Monday night, and owner Vic Peos was forced to stand at the door for hours to stop anyone from abusing his staff. Celebrations worker Olivia Houston said the abuse was uncalled for and workers who asked for proof of vaccination were simply doing their jobs. Ms Houston said she was the one who contacted Mr Peos because multiple people stood at the door the night the restrictions came and hurled every kind of abuse at her. It was a similar situation at BWS in Manjimup, with worker Alicia Holland saying asking to see if someone was vaccinated was not something employees gained any pleasure in doing. Ms Holland said one thing which was frustrating people at the shop was when she had to ask to see someone’s vaccine record even if they had only been in the shop they day before. She said the task to leave employees to act as police in the vaccine push was taking a toll on workers and frustrating customers. To try and combat the abuse of staff across industries where it is required to show proof of vaccination, the State Government have made it punishable with fines up to $50,000 or a year in jail to those who attack people doing their job.