Hospitality sector welcomes eased restrictions, renews calls for roadmap re-opening
Capacity limits for pubs, cafes and restaurants have eased across the south-east this afternoon.
From 4pm, eateries will return to 1 person per 2 square metres indoors and outdoors and people can also stand up to eat and drink at pubs.
Other changes include stadiums and events can have full capacity, 100 people can gather in a home, 200 people can attend funerals and weddings and dancing is back.
CEO of the Queensland Hotels Association, Bernie Hogan, said it has been a long 18 months for all parts of the hospitality industry.
“It’s always a nice way to have a Friday afternoon, and we can welcome a few more patrons into our venues across the state,” he told Scott Emerson.
He said the hospitality and tourism industry needed a date for re-opening borders, especially for summer.
“They want to know with some certainty.”
He said they want to know if “Santa Claus isn’t coming at the end of the year, we need to know” so plans can be put into place.
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