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The Advertiser 2020-05-21 07:20:45

Ten patron limits selected to be 'easily understood' rather than based on science

Chief Nursing Officer Allison McMillan has defended the government's 10 person limit on all restaurants and cafes regardless of size, saying the figure needed to be "easily understood" and "clearly definable" as opposed to being based on scientific data. Owners of larger venues criticised the government's blanket restriction arguing they could manage larger numbers of patrons while still adhering to social distancing guidelines. "It's a gradual change. We were really clear, we weren't rushing into anything," Ms McMillan said. "We're asking restaurants and cafes to work with the industry." Image: News Corp Australia