• Hunter Business Chamber

Renewed COVID restrictions hit home in the Hunter


Hunter hospitality and tourism businesses are feeling the impacts of the emerging COVID crisis stemming from Sydney’s Northern Beaches, according to the Hunter Business Chamber, which has urged businesses and the community to heed health advice to help contain the current outbreak.

 

Accommodation operators across the region reported a flurry of inquiries about cancellations or postponements over the weekend as uncertainty about the extent of the outbreak grew, with some operators saying up to 20 per cent of bookings had already been affected.

Similarly, some restaurants and hospitality venues were reporting cancellations of Christmas bookings, with many planned family gatherings curtailed by the restrictions and