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Alcohol restrictions lifted across the country

By October 4, 2020 No Comments
Nationwide restrictions on mass purchases of alcohol have been lifted overnight.
The voluntary restrictions were introduced at the end of last month by Retail Drinks Australia, a national body representing alcohol retailers.
Checkout queues snake down the aisles at a Dan Murphy's in Brunswick late last month.
Checkout queues snake down the aisles at a Dan Murphy’s in Brunswick late last month.(Rachel Dexter)
But those restrictions, which were followed by Dan Murphy’s, Liquorland, BWS, Vintage Cellars and others, have now been lifted.
In a statement, a Dan Murphy’s spokesperson said the alcohol giant would be returning to its regular restrictions.
Shoppers in store would be able to buy four cases of beer, cider and premixed spirits, regardless of how many bottles or cans are in a case.
For delivery and pick-up, it is a two-case limit.
Participating retailers include Coles Liquor.
Participating retailers include Coles Liquor.(iStock)
“While COVID-19 remains a genuine concern in Australia, our measures for keeping you and our team members safe will remain in effect,” a statement sent to 9news.com.au read.
“We ask that you continue to keep a safe distance of 1.5m from other customers and team members when you’re in-store, and treat our team members with respect and courtesy as they work to provide you with the drinks you love.”
Last week Western Australia lifted its mandatory limits on alcohol purchases, designed to stop panic buying and limit excessive drinking.
In new laws introduced in the Northern Territory during the coronavirus pandemic, a bottle shop cannot sell to a customer unless they can provide a lawful location to drink.
Those laws remain active.
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