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Back to business

SCHOOL drop off zones were busy yesterday as most students headed back to class.

Many businesses are also preparing to reopen from June 1, although there will be plenty of adjustments as NSW moves to safely bring back thousands of jobs.
Easing restrictions to allow up to 50 customers back into pubs, clubs, cafes and restaurant, Premier Gladys Berejiklian said strict social distancing rules of one person per four square metres, along with a range of other restrictions, would be in place for both patrons and businesses.

“Things will be very different,” she said.
“Imagine even something as simple as having joint cutlery on a table won’t be able to exist anymore. A simple buffet won’t exist anymore.”
Merrylands RSL has been serving food and coffee through Furphy’s Street Window on Military Road, but operations manager David Kim said they were looking forward to welcoming members back into the club from next week.
“It’s certainly heading in the right direction,” he said.
Dooleys Lidcombe Catholic Club CEO, David Mantle said Monday would be an exciting day.

While warning there would be significant changes in how the club operated, he said they were “confident that by working together and maintaining strict hygiene and social distancing measures we can enjoy this first step to reopening our facilities”.
However, both clubs say they are awaiting further details from the Government.
Beauty and nail salon operators are also looking for more information after being told they could offer treatments from June 1 but under strict guidelines.
Also able to open from next month, are zoos, aquariums and wildlife parks, along with museums, galleries and libraries.
A Cumberland Council spokesperson said both the Auburn and Merrylands Libraries would open from next Monday with appropriate restrictions, while the Peacock Gallery would reopen from next Wednesday starting with an exhibition by artist Ghasan Saaid, Revealing and Concealing.