We hate to break the news to you but, from 10am today, WA is set to restrict takeaway sales of alcohol as a result of the pandemic.

It will apply to all bottle shops in WA, according to an email from Liquor Stores Association of WA chief executive Peter Peck, The West reported.

Members were told that liquor stores would still continue to trade, however would have to observe the following restrictions:

  • 25 litres (one carton) of beer, cider or pre-mixed spirits; or
  • 25 litres (3 bottles) of wine; or
  • 1 litre of spirits; or
  • 1 litre of fortified wine; or
  • a combination of any two of (1), (2), (3) or (4) above but not a combination of two of the same product.

These restrictions were to be applied on a ‘per customer, per day’ basis.

The email continued:

“The Liquor Stores Association strongly recommends  that retailers ensure appropriate staffing levels are applied and that all relevant notices are in full view upon entry and at the point of sale, notifying customers of the changes,” Mr Peck said.

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“The Association also reminds its members to practise safe hygiene practices and where appropriate to display signage urging customers to exit the store if they display any cold and/or flu symptoms.

“These are unprecedented times and the LSAWA is relentless in its efforts to ensure independent retailers are front and centre in the minds of government amid the changing global landscape.”