Booze buses back

ENJOYING a drink and a feed with friends is getting easier as restrictions continue to ease but ahead of the long weekend, NSW Police are reminding road users that booze buses are also back.

Traffic and Highway Patrol Commander, Assistant Commissioner Michael Corboy, implored the community to be responsible and drive safely.
“The road rules have not changed, and we make no apologies for stopping selfish road users whose irresponsible driving puts themselves and others at risk,” he said.
People are also being urged to continue to keep their distance from each other as the community and economy slowly emerges from the Covid-19 lockdown.
Health Minister Brad Hazzard says it is vital both businesses and patrons follow health and safety guidelines and urged everyone to act “as if you are infectious”.
“We need to accept life will be different until we have an effective treatment or a vaccine,” he said.
“Everyone should maintain physical distancing and practise good hygiene, and if even the mildest symptoms present, such as a sore throat or runny nose, get yourself tested.”
Businesses must still comply with the one person per four square metre rule and have CovidSafe plans in place, but travel is now allowed to regional NSW.
Zoos, aquariums, museums, galleries and libraries can also re-open, while beauty, nail, tanning and waxing salon operators can also see clients again.
Up to 50 patrons per separate seated food and drink area are now allowed in pubs, clubs, casinos, cafes and restaurants, with the same number also able to attend funerals and places of worship.
However weddings remain limited to 20 guests, other gatherings to five visitors in a home or 10 people outside, and gyms will stay closed.
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