The Miriam Vale Hotel has taken a different approach to COVID-19 restrictions.
The Miriam Vale Hotel has taken a different approach to COVID-19 restrictions.

Funny or a sick joke? What do you think of this sign?

"COVID NOTICE: If you cough, sneeze or even look sick you will be shot."

Those are the words written on a sign now fixed on the front of the Miriam Vale Hotel in Central Queensland.

The Miriam Vale Hotel has taken a different approach to COVID-19 restrictions.
The Miriam Vale Hotel has taken a different approach to COVID-19 restrictions.

Publican Mitch Brennan said the sign was created after he had the same words on a chalkboard out the front of the pub for the past eight months.

"A lot of people would just pull up and take photos beside it," Mr Brennan said.

"I thought I'd make it more professional."

Miriam Vale Hotel publican Mitch Brennan inside the renovated pub. Photo credit: Jodie Healy.
Miriam Vale Hotel publican Mitch Brennan inside the renovated pub. Photo credit: Jodie Healy.

He said the sign itself was a bit of "tongue in cheek."

"I know it's a serious thing," he said.

"We've been very lucky we haven't had an outbreak.

"You've gotta be vigilant but you've gotta make light heatedness out of it as well."

It's not the first time Mr Brennan has had a bit of fun around COVID-19.

BIG PRIZE: Miriam Vale Hotel publican Mitch Brennan raffled off toilet paper last year.
BIG PRIZE: Miriam Vale Hotel publican Mitch Brennan raffled off toilet paper last year.

Last year he raffled off a toilet paper tray when many shop selves were bare with the product.

The profits from the raffle went to a local sports club.

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