Young pubs and clubs prepare to reopen

Garry Cummins from the Young Hotel is reopening on Monday.
Garry Cummins from the Young Hotel is reopening on Monday.

People in Young can enjoy cold beer from the tap again soon as pubs and clubs reopen their doors on Monday for more sit-down customers.

Strict measures are in place to protect the public from potential spread of coronavirus.

Venues will require a COVID-19 safe plan involving keeping record of attendance for at least 28 days, increasing hygiene protocols, and single-use cutlery only.

It is mandatory for pubs and clubs to not exceed 50 customers or one customer per four square metres in an existing dining area, whichever is the lesser. Some venues, depending on size and number of dining areas, could host more than 50.

Additionally, bookings can only be to a maximum of 10 people per table.

TAB, Keno and poker machines can operate, with gaming rooms to support 1.5 metres of social distancing.

Many clubs and pubs, including the Young Hotel, have used the 70 days since pouring beers to renovate.

Garry Cummins from the Young Hotel says he's been looking over his floor plan to calculate the pub's capacity.

"We freshened the bar up, recarpeted, repainted, knocked a wall out. We just need everyone to listen to us and do the right thing now," Mr Cummins said.

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