Port Pirie’s The Ellen Hotel Rejoices

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Port Pirie’s The Ellen Hotel are, “Looking forward to welcoming guests back for indoor dining,” following an announcement from the Marshall Liberal Government.

From tomorrow South Australian cafes and restaurants will be permitted to seat a total of 20 patrons, with 10 people inside and 10 outside, as well serve alcohol to diners.

The Ellen Hotel will be opening for lunch from 11:30am till 2pm and then again for dinner at 5:30pm, with Minister for Health and Wellbeing Stephen Wade saying, “The return of indoor dining and the option of having a drink with your meal is a welcome step towards normality, we must not become complacent about the ongoing need to protect ourselves and each other from COVID-19.”

Business’s will follow strict hygiene procedures when reopening and continue to practice the personal health measures that have bought SA so much success in controlling COVID-19.

All pubs across the state will be permitted to open from Friday June the 5th, with the Government set to outline the “principles-based approach” to this in coming days.

Premier Steven Marshall has said the easing of restrictions, “Is all about accelerating local economic and jobs recovery, while rewarding South Australians for their outstanding efforts over many weeks in helping stop the spread of this virus."

"We have already injected $1 billion in economic stimulus, including $10,000 emergency cash grants for small businesses impacted by COVID-19 restrictions, while the Federal Government's JobKeeper wage subsidy scheme has supported thousands of local jobs.

"And now, by bringing forward the ability for restaurants and cafes to offer indoor dining and serve alcoholic beverages to Friday, we will further support our hospitality sector as it recovers from the greatest economic challenge of our time."

"Hotels can also look forward to opening earlier than scheduled to capitalise on the entire June long weekend, which will bring a further economic and morale boost for South Australians."

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