Venues can apply for more licensed space

MORE ROOM: Licensed venues can apply for a short-term increase to extend their service, allowing for the consumption of liquor, while seated, in a separate room, expanded outdoor area, or new outdoor area.
MORE ROOM: Licensed venues can apply for a short-term increase to extend their service, allowing for the consumption of liquor, while seated, in a separate room, expanded outdoor area, or new outdoor area.

South Australian hospitality businesses are being encouraged to apply for temporary increases to their licensed footprint, as the State emerges from lockdown.

Attorney-General Vickie Chapman said this will have an impact on restaurants, bars, cafes and pubs, but is reminding business owners that there are measures in place to help them.

"In order to mitigate the capacity issues some businesses may face due to the one per four square metre rule, we are allowing licensed venues to apply for short-term increases to their licensed footprint," Attorney-General Chapman said.

"This means they could extend their service, allowing for the consumption of liquor, while seated, in a separate room, expanded outdoor area, or new outdoor area.

"This will enable businesses to utilise their full capacity, increasing the number of people they can have at any given time, while also offering new and unique dining experiences," she said.

All licensed venues that offer seated food and beverages service will be able to apply for the short-term licence by heading to: https://www.cbs.sa.gov.au/liquor-licence-holders-and-covid-19

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