NORTH COAST PUBS TURNING PEOPLE AWAY IN LARGE NUMBERS

Businesses on the north coast are feeling the pinch under the double-dose vaccine rule – having to turn patrons away in large numbers.

Publicans are devastated, saying the scenes of celebration in Sydney and Newcastle are a stark contrast to what we’re seeing here.

Venues are at 20 per cent trade or less, staff are being sent home – and it won’t improve until vaccination numbers rise.

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