On Sunday the 17th of May, Victorian Premier, Daniel Andrews, announced a timeline for the reopening of cafes, pubs and restaurants stating “This industry has told us they need time to plan and prepare to protect the safety of their staff and customers. Making these announcements now will be giving them that time.”
The plan outlined that as of June 1 2020, cafes, restaurants and pubs will be able to reopen their doors to serve meals to up to 20 customers at a time per enclosed space. From 22 June – this could increase to up to 50 patrons. During the second half of July, this capacity limit may extend to up to 100 patrons.
TAA (Vic) is currently seeking urgent clarification from relevant government departments on whether accommodation hotels can take forward bookings for guest hotel stays post 1 June 2020 and whether they can begin to promote same. We appreciate this clarity is required, given there is still a prohibition on the provision of accommodation for Victorian’s travelling on mini breaks and when visiting family and friends.