Cellar doors in South Australia can begin trading again, SA Police announced today.
They are free to sell alcohol, food or other products on a takeaway basis from the premises.
All cellar doors were ordered to shut about a month ago, leaving online sales as one of the few remaining revenue streams open to them.
Tastings of any kind are not permitted and consumption of any product, alcohol or food is not permitted on site.
The new direction from SA Police includes wineries, cellar doors, breweries and distilleries.
“It needs to emphasised that these directions have been put into place after extensive consultation with the chief public health officer and are made with the aim to prevent the spread of Covid-19 ensuring that the South Australian health system has the capacity to care for those affected,” SA Police said.
“Social distancing restrictions for people attending wineries, cellar doors, breweries and distilleries remain unchanged and must be complied with.”
Photo: Bleasdale vineyards (Mike Haines).