Reopening support for night time industries

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