Josh Landis hopes to reopen NSW clubs to vaccinated patrons from mid-October


NSW clubs are making preparations to open their doors to vaccinated patrons from mid-October as they await the green light from the state government.

According to The Daily Telegraph, the industry recently submitted a reopening plan to the government and Clubs NSW CEO, Josh Landis, said this plan had been accepted by NSW Health. The agreement on timing is still to come.

Mr Landis added that he was confident it would be back to business as usual this Christmas.

“We are preparing to open both indoors and outdoors to fully vaccinated patrons when we hit 70 per cent vaccination early to mid-October,” Mr Landis told The Daily Telegraph.

Landis (left) and Batch Brewing Company owner, Andrew Fineran, at the brewery in Marrickville. Picture: Jonathan Ng.

“Then we expect to open to everyone else when we hit 80 per cent.

“We understand that in the next couple of months there will be more than enough vaccines for anyone that wants to get vaccinated to get vaccinated so by Christmas, there should be no excuse for further restrictions to apply because everyone will have limited their risk – unless they have chosen to be unvaccina­ted, in which case that’s their decision and they will bear the possible consequences.”

READ MORE: Greek restaurant owners call for exemptions for fully vaccinated customers.

Landis hopes to reopen NSW Clubs to vaccinated patrons from mid-October.

As part of the first phase of reopening, patrons would be required to show their vaccination status to a door person, Mr Landis said.

He said the reopening plan had been reviewed by a professor of epidemiology enlisted by Clubs NSW who was an expert in infectious diseases, and was well-known and ­respected by NSW Health.

Mr Landis said the epidemiologist had said it was already safe to open outdoor areas.

Source: The Daily Telegraph.




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