Pubs and restaurants will be allowed to seat up to 10 patrons at a time from May 15. "So, even if there's multiple rooms or multiple facilities in a venue, it's only up to 10 people in one venue," NSW Premier Gladys Berejiklian said.
From May 16, dining-in at restaurants, cafes, pubs, registered and licensed clubs, RSL clubs and hotels for a maximum of 10 patrons at one time will be allowed. The rules are more relaxed in rural and regional Queensland though, allowing up to 20 patrons inside restaurants and pubs at a time for locals only – proof of residence must be shown.
From May 11, restaurants and cafes have been allowed to seat up to 10 patrons in outdoor dining areas.
From May 18, restaurants, cafes, pubs, bars, clubs, hotels and casinos will be able to serve up to 20 patrons at one time.
Restaurants, cafes and food courts will be open for patrons to dine-in. There are no limits to how many people are allowed in each venue however, customers must leave after two hours. Bars, sports and RSL clubs will be also allowed to trade, provided alcohol is consumed with food.
Pubs, restaurants and cafes reopened on May 11, allowing 10 patrons at a time. Bars and gaming facilities remain closed.