Restrictions to ease in Tasmanian pubs, restaurants and cafes from Friday (TAS)

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TASMANIA: Sarah Courtney, Minister for Small Business, Hospitality and Events, says Tasmanians can enjoy a visit to their local pub or favourite restaurant this weekend, with Stage 3 restrictions being brought forward. Effective from midday Friday 26 June, gathering sizes will increase to a maximum of 500 people outdoors and 250 per undivided indoor space across all premises. This means pubs, restaurants and cafes will be able to service more patrons, in line with the revised density limit, which has decreased from one person per 4 square metres to one person per 2 square metres. Venues to open include casinos, nightclubs, gaming venues and food courts (including dine-in) will also be able to re-open. It is important to note that patrons must be seated in premises where alcohol is sold, meaning activities that are not seated (eg pool, dancing) are not permitted.