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Restrictions 'Not Viable'

Restrictions 'Not Viable'

The hospitality sector might still be feeling hard done by even as lockdown lifted

With heavy restrictions still in place, not everyone is pleased despite a lifting to lockdown.

Hospitality venues have been restricted to just a max of 10 people inside.

Liberal Member for Western Victoria Bev McArthur says the measure is simply unfeasible.

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“Commerce Ballarat has told me that the capacity limits ‘are not even remotely viable’.”

“The silence from the Government is deafening. And the impact on the business is mortal, even for those receiving the hardship fund,” Mrs McArthur said.

Sam Benjamin from the Austral Hotel in Colac has signalled the restriction caps are not feasible.

“For a venue with a footprint of our size, it is not viable to open for on-premise drinks or dining. We are licensed for 200 people,” Mr Benjamin said.

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