Pub restrictions tighten following Covid cluster
14th July 2020
Given the cluster outbreak of Covid-19 at a Sydney hotel which has led to 28 new cases of infection, the Government in conjunction with the Australian Hotels Association has today announced changes aimed at curtailing high-risk behaviour. In summary:
* the number of people in a group who can be seated at a pub will be reduced from 20 to 10.
* The number of people allowed at a pub will be capped at 300. Where a venue hosts between 250 and 300 patrons, a 'Covid hygiene marshall' will be employed to keep people safe.
* From 12.01am on Friday, it will be mandatory for all pubs and hotels to keep a list of names and contact numbers of people in their venue to provide health officials the capacity to trace any outbreak.
These new rules apply only to pubs, and NOT to clubs or restaurants. I don't know why, but that's what today's advice entails.