After more than 100 days in lockdown, New South Wales will reopen on Monday with freedoms reinstated to vaccinated people only.
White Rabbit Café Owner Steven Fadda says while he is looking forward to the reopening, it will be a “bit of a hurdle” with the restrictions, which will be in place.
“After being closed for so long, we’re basically starting again, reordering, restaffing – which is a hurdle in itself,” he told Sky News Australia.
“With a lot of staff still on the disaster payments, not many people want to get out of bed and come to work after such a long break.”
Mr Fadda said the café had an “all hands on deck” approach to the reopening and the added requirement to not only check customers have scanned the QR code but they are also fully vaccinated.
“The best we can do is to have a dedicated staff member that’s solely standing there at the front door navigating through all these little problems that we have in terms of looking at vaccination status,” he said.
Mr Fadda said the New South Wales government had “plenty of time” to link the vaccination sheet to the Service NSW app to make it more convenient but had failed to do so.
“We’re a bit behind the eight ball, I think as far as New South Wales compliance is concerned,” he said.