Freedom Day on Monday, October 11 2021 has seen with many businesses opening.
Unfortunately, there are still several businesses that are not permitted to open which includes amusement centres, play centres, night clubs and indoor swimming pools unless for classes, swimming laps, squad training or rehabilitation activity.
You will also see at the premises' which are open will likely show signs showing the number of customers which they are permitted to have there.
This is them doing their part to abide by the one person per four or two square metre rule, depending on the premises.
You will also find gym classes and hospitality venues are generally restricted to 20 persons.
I know I am one of those people who is looking at getting back to rid some of those 'stay at home' kilos, only to undo my hard work by ducking out for a nice meal at one of my favorite restaurants.
Remember businesses are not the people who have created the regulations but are liable if they chose not to follow it.
It does feel like a whole new world as we learn to live with COVID, with more restrictions looking to be lifted in a week or even days.
While more of these restrictions are lifted, a major talking point which remains is the restrictions for persons who are unvaccinated.
These rules and regulations have been passed down to the business owners to do what they reasonably can, to ensure that non-vaccinated persons do not enter the non-essential businesses.
A message that we wish to get out there is that these businesses are not the people who have created the regulations but are also liable if they chose not to follow it.
They would just be thinking of the good health of their staff and customers, when they come to a time of not allowing unvaccinated persons on the premises.
The last thing we want is for staff, or other customers being targeted by any harassment, threats or violence, just because they are a part of the 75.2 per cent who are vaccinated.
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