Special rules are being considered to allow Adelaide’s small bars to welcome more people through their doors as coronavirus restrictions ease.
Currently, venues are allowed up to 80 people inside, providing they have multiple areas that can accommodate 20 people.
From this Friday, those numbers are raised to 300 people overall and 75 per room.
However, the one person per four square metre rule has made it difficult for small bars to operate.
The Advertiser reports that the state’s Transition Committee will consider granting an exemption to Adelaide’s small bars which will allow them to welcome half of the capacity that their typical license would permit.
The move comes after pressure from the city’s small bars who argue that trading under social distancing rules is impossible.