After a worrying increase in community transmission cases of COVID-19 in NSW, Premier Gladys Berejiklian has announced that some restrictions for pubs will be reintroduced as of 12:01am, Friday July 17.
Pubs in NSW will be required to implement the following:
- The number of people per booking or table will be reduced from 20 people to 10
- A cap of 300 people in a venue at any one time
- Compulsory COVID-Safe registration through Service NSW
- A dedicated COVID Safe Hygiene Marshall in distinctive clothing must oversee social distancing, cleaning and hygiene at the venue
- Large hotels with a capacity of greater than 250 people are to have a COVID Safe Hygiene Marshall on duty whenever the hotel is open
- Smaller hotels with a capacity of less than 250 are to have a COVID Safe Hygiene Marshall employed in peak periods (lunch 12pm to 3pm and dinner 5pm to 9pm)
- Paper sign-in will still be permitted, but hotels must create a digital record of patron names and phone numbers (excel or word) to be submitted within 24 hours
- Ensure all patrons provide their name and contact details accurately
- Encouraged to strongly promote QR code sign-in.
If you’re visiting a Pub in NSW, (or any other indoor venue) we encourage you to make sure you provide correct and up to date contact details, continue social distancing and proper hand hygiene.