Tuesday, 02 June, 2020

NSW to increase venue capacity to 50

Just In: New South Wales Bars, Restaurants and Pubs Will Be Allowed 50 Patrons From June 1 NSW Pubs & Cafes Are Allowed Up To 50 People In From June 1 So Pour Me A Froth Whitlam Babey
Deanna Wagner | 23 May, 2020, 04:34

Trying to envision a society where we're all seated at pubs as if knights at a round table is totally weird and alien but I kind of dig it.

'You have to be seated on the desk, you will have to be served on the desk, ' Ms Berejiklian mentioned.

However, patrons will be banned from standing, mingling or dancing, reports Xinhua news agency.

The Premier dominated that there could be no possibilities of new romance and declared mingling with strangers was frowned upon.

Other restrictions embody no buffets or shared cutlery and bookings shall be restricted to 10 folks.

The Deputy Premier John Barilaro said the increased cap would be a boon for regional businesses, which were struggling amid the coronavirus lockdown. "But it is a significant time in the history of our state and we have a no regrets policy in keeping the community safe, making sure everything we do is to protect lives, but also making sure people aren't long-term unemployed and we can bounce back from the devastating economic shock".

"It's our happy hour - it's time to wine and dine", he said on Friday.

'We need to see folks visiting the areas visiting motels, pubs, golf equipment, eating places and cafes.

"Losing 221,000 jobs in April was a disaster", state premier Gladys Berejiklian told reporters in Sydney, referring to state-wide job losses.

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'Today's announcement will allow regional businesses and economies to embrace, with the opening up of travel, the opportunity for businesses right into the June long weekend to fill their registers'. "A maximum booking of 10 people", she said.

One idea, floated by Mr Hazzard, was for all patrons at a venue to provide their name and phone number on entry, to make contact tracing infections easier.

Up to 50 people will be able to gather at NSW pubs from next month following the announcement of a further easing of restrictions by the state government.

"There are about 280,000 people employed in this sector of the economy", says Treasurer Dominic Perrottet.

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Minister for Customer Service Victor Dominello, who is responsible for liquor and gaming regulation, said the NSW Government had liaised exhaustively with both AHA and ClubsNSW to deliver this plan.

Victoria has announced that 20 people will be allowed in a restaurant or cafe at once from June 1.

South Australia is permitting a venues to host 10 diners open air, 10 indoors and serve alcohol from June 5.