Other changes described below are to return the entire stadium, and allow theaters to use 75 percent of their capacity.
Mr. Hemmes ’optimism is also echoed by those who return to work, said Monique Iturra, who works in the Coogee Pavilion.
“I’m very proud to work in the hospitality industry and I’m grateful to be behind the bar,” he said. “Now, a lot of other friends in the industry can go back to work and do what they love again.”
However, there is still work to be done, Hemmes said, and to ensure that places like his – along with his patrons – prioritize safety so that restrictions continue to be facilitated.
“The key to continuing our excellent progress is strict QR code local check-in and compliance with the COVID plan,” he said. “Places are doing everything they can to open up, re-employ staff and keep customers safe. It’s up to all of us to do the right thing.”
Treasurer Dominic Perrottet said the new cuts will allow companies to create jobs while having a major impact on the economy.
“This change will cause a big change for many businesses and will give a real boost to the service industry, which has been hit hard in the last nine months.”