Pubs, clubs, cafes and restaurants are allowed to have up to 50 customers, subject to a one person per four square metre rule, and with strict social distancing guidelines from 1 June.
There are around 280,000 people employed in this sector of the economy and allowing venues to safely cater for more customers will provide another boost to business and jobs.
This decision has been made with expert health advice and both businesses and patrons will be subject to strict rules and guidelines including:
- All venues must ensure social distancing;
- All customers must be seated;
- No bookings of more than 10 allowed; and
- All venues must develop a COVID Safety Plan consistent with NSW Health guidelines.