Pubs & Restaurants
They’re open. In South Australia, there can even be as many as 80 people in them at a time. In regional Queensland, locals (who show proof of residence) can meet up with 49 of their closest friends to celebrate the end of lockdown or just the fact that the weekend has arrived. Pokies are back, and doing a brisk business. Not everyone is happy about that last bit, of course, with gambling reform activist Tony Mohr telling the Sydney Morning Herald that turning off the pokies during lockdown saved Australians $2 billion. With limited numbers of patrons, cafes and restaurants have taken to having multiple seating times during an evening to turn over tables and limit exposure. Night clubs in the Northern Territory are open, with no 2-hour time restriction for patrons. Meanwhile, in Tasmania alcohol can’t be served unless the drinker also orders a meal. Different places have very different rules, and it can be a bit confusing, but concert and sport venues should be allowed to open in July as long as each person has 4 square metres of space.
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