On-licence hospitality venues across the ACT will again be able to offer takeaway alcohol, as part of a plan aimed at boosting business amid the current covid situation facing the country.

From Thursday, venues will be able to sell takeaway alcohol and offer it for home delivery until the end of the month.

It comes as a mandatory mask mandate for indoor settings across the Territory is now in effect.

Despite that being the only added restrictions placed on Canberrans at this time, it’s prompted a string of cancelled bookings across the city as people look to stay at home during this latests covid crisis.

The Minister for Business and Better Regulation Tara Cheyne said the ACT Government is continuing to look for ways to support our businesses during this quieter than normal period.

“Canberrans are reminded that this is a great time to support the local businesses that support us,” said Minister Cheyne.

“Money you spend in local businesses goes back into the community and supports local jobs.”

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This is the second time on-licence venues have been able to offer takeaway alcohol with a similar initiative introduced back in March last year when businesses were forced to shut their doors during the height of coronavirus restrictions.

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