Since restaurants and bars have reopened have you had a meal out or been to the pub with friends?
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Keep your distance
I know we now feel the Covid-19 crisis is beaten but it can easily come back. Stores are supposed to ensure that people observe the 2m rule and only have a maximum number of people in store, but it seems its not being respected in the big stores and certainly not enforced by the managers.
I am making a big effort to get back into Queenstown’s CBD, and as I poke about in my white coat and stethoscope, I detect a faint pulse. With the greatest respect to the tremendous efforts and stress it has taken to reopen, our local businesses across tourism, hospitality and everyone in between have caught economic coronavirus. It is bad, with most in ICU, on ventilators. Some days (like Queen’s Birthday weekend) signs of moderate improvement are strong. But our vaccine to economic recovery is consistent blood flow – that is, people back in the heart of town on a regular basis. We need to pull out all the stops to achieve this.