The first week of eased restrictions has been a boost for business in Goulburn, however vaccination certificate push back has caused headaches for some.
Many businesses posted on social media to outline the government mandated rules for reopening. These posts were met with a mixture of support and accusations of "discrimination" against paying customers.
The Post surveyed businesses requiring proof of vaccination in the region to find out if they were following protocols. Out of six businesses visited, five asked for both proof of vaccination and check-in.
Marketing manager for the Tattersalls and the Astor Hotel Charlotte Walker said they were very excited to re-open.
She said lockdown was "particularly harsh for hospitality businesses like ours".
"We've noticed some push back from a small number of people who thought it's the pubs directly enforcing the double vaxx requirements, not realising it's law enforced by the government not us."
While the takeaway trade was steady for both pubs during lockdown, Ms Walker felt "people missed the atmosphere and interaction of pubs and cafes being open for sit down meals".
"The general mood is people are excited to be back at the pub for cold draught beers."
The business used lockdown to get a start on multi-million dollar renovations for the Astor Hotel. Renovations for 10 of the 40 motel rooms including paint work, new fittings and carpet have been completed so far. External painting of the building has also been completed.
Ms Walker said they looked forward to hosting Melbourne Cup events on November 2, with the race ready to hit the big screen at The Tatts.
Live music is also back up and running with summer in the beer garden starting on October 16 featuring live DJs.
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