NSW venues open to 50 people from June as restrictions ease

From June 1, hospitality venues in New South Wales will be allowed to open their doors to up to 50 patrons.

People will still be required to stay 4sqm from each other, and cannot stand, mingle or dance.

Buffets and shared cutlery are still off the menu and diners will have to register their name and phone number when they enter the so they can be contacted in the event of an outbreak. Bookings will also be limited to 10 people.

But the head of the United Workers Union NSW has warned that workers are concerned for their health and well-being as restrictions ease.

“Now, as restrictions are loosened this workforce is apprehensive, members are very concerned about returning to work in confined spaces,” union boss Mel Gatfield told the ABC.

“Hospitality workers must be able to go back to work in hospitality venues from 1 June knowing that strict measures are in place to ensure everyone’s safety.”