The state’s hospitality sector is again pushing for the further relaxation of density rules, with leaders of the industry arguing that coronavirus restrictions have crippled venues.
The calls come as the state’s transition committee prepares to once again meet today, they are expected to discuss the state’s next moves on COVID-19 restrictions. However, it is not known whether the lifting of existing density rules are on the agenda.
Workers and leaders from the hospitality industry gathered on Peel Street on Thursday to call for the return to the 1 person per 2 square metre rule, which was in place across the state’s bars, pubs and restaurants prior to the emergence of the Parafield cluster.
Those in attendance also reportedly argued against the current State Government directive that people should work-from-home where possible, arguing that it is fuelling fear in the community.
Premier Steven Marshall has continued to state that leaders and the state’s transition committee will rely on expert health advice when deciding which restrictions they will be easing.
The transition committee is expected to provide an update on any changed rules or restrictions later today.