The region’s peak business organisation, the Illawarra Business Chamber, says the easing of social-distancing restrictions on outdoor dining is a common-sense approach that will be appreciated by the business community.

The decision has been made to move to one person per two square metres in outdoor dining venues, commencing from Friday.
 
“This is something that we have been advocating for some time and we’re pleased the Government has supported our efforts in helping business owners grow their customer base,” said Adam Zarth, Executive Director of the Illawarra Business Chamber.
 
“Businesses naturally have to play by the rules in terms of their COVIDSafe plans and have QR registration capacities in place, but will welcome the opportunity to attract more customers, especially as the weather is getting warmer and encouraging more outdoor dining.”
 
“The NSW Government has also announced that up to 500 people will be allowed to attend outdoor seated music performances, subject to the 4-square-metre rule.”
 
“This will help kick start live music performances and outdoor events that have been heavily impacted by this pandemic,” Mr Zarth said.
 
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