City set to open

SCHOOL drop off zones are roaring back to life this week with students returning to class while many businesses are preparing to reopen from June 1 as Covid-19 restrictions are reduced.

With restrictions eased to allow up to 50 customers back into pubs, clubs, cafes and restaurants, Bankstown Sports will throw open its doors on Monday but is recommending diners make a booking so the club can ensure social distancing.
A Canterbury Hurlstone Park RSL spokesperson said: “We are working hard to provide everyone with a welcoming, CovidSafe experience when we reopen the doors from Monday.”
Mill Hotel Licensee Grant Haywood said: “It will be great to see all the regular faces and meet the new customers.

“We have extra staff and extra cleaners to meet safety requirements.”
Panania Hotel manager Stephen O’Rance said: “It’s going to be great to get back to work and welcome back as many patrons as we’re allowed.”
Likewise, the Three Swallows Hotel team is excited to be reunited with locals.
“We look forward to resuming as we move towards the new normal,” a spokesperson said.
Campsie RSL and Chester Hill RSL are awaiting clarification on the 50-patron limit but are also hoping to reopen next week.
Georges Hall’s Cafe on Haig owner Amanda Filara says she is already noticing a good increase in business.
“The biggest change was when everyone was allowed to go out again from last Friday,” she said.
However, not everyone is feeling as optimistic, with Condell Park Delicatessen owner Tina Scordino hanging up her apron at the end of June after selling the business.

Though the new owner plans to keep operating as a deli, Tina said that after 29 years and the impact of Covid-19, it was time to go.
“I would like to thank all of my customers; I will miss them all,” she said.
Beauty and nail salon operators have been told they could offer treatments from June 1 but under strict guidelines.
Also able to open from next week, are zoos, aquariums and wildlife parks, along with museums, galleries and libraries.