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We need one rule for all

11 May, 2020
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I’ve been contacted by a number of business owners who are understandably frustrated at the lack of clear guidance surrounding the reopening of their businesses. Pubs, clubs and cafe's remain in limbo about when they can properly reopen. Beauty Services businesses are understandably frustrated that they can provide clear plans for how they can manage risk, and yet still haven’t been looked at as a sector that can recommence trade.

Last week I wrote to the Premier on behalf of our business community requesting that we move towards a standardised system where all businesses can trade provided they:

  • adhere to customer limits based on floor space
  • adhere to social distancing rules
  • have hand sanitiser available
  • have Personal Protective Equipment for services under 1.5m
  • have a thorough cleaning regime in place

These arrangements should be documented in a plan held by each business.

Business owners that I speak to are all willing to adhere to any arrangements they need to in order to get back to trading - let's make it happen Premier!

From Friday (15 May 2020), the NSW Government will ease more restrictions – it’s a step forward to getting back to some semblance of normal, but the current plan provided more uncertainty and frustration for our businesses.

For more information visit the NSW Government COVID-19 website. 

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