On Monday 23rd August, we again wrote to senior ministers from the NSW government, including the Premier, to request that they consider the following for our industries:
- Establishing a “Rebuild Nightlife Taskforce” within NSW Government to focus specifically on rebuilding the night time economy, with their first priority being the release of a reopening framework, outlining when and which restrictions will be lifted based on the percentage of the population vaccinated.
- Prioritising vaccinations for hospitality workers under 40 by extending the definition of “essential” to these front-line workers.
- Extending the JobSaver program to subsidise businesses for a reasonable recovery period after reopening.
- Introducing specific support for live entertainment and event-based businesses after reopening, including development of a live events fund and underwriting a specific insurance product (similar to, but broader than, that recently introduced in the UK), and establishment of a grants system focused on programming entertainment into hospitality venues as restrictions ease.
Read the whole letter here: NTIA Letter_Reopening_23082021