WIMMERA hospitality businesses are concerned over the impact a lack of tourism will have on their businesses.
Regional Victoria will be able to move more freely but there will be a lot less traffic coming in to businesses with greater Melbourne still in stage three restrictions.
Horsham's Exchange Hotel owner, Nick Murray said he was not happy with the proposed changes announced on Wednesday, June 2.
"Opening the venue but only allowing a maximum of 50 people is a waste of time," he said.
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"It's certainly not a money making proposition for us. We won't get close to breaking even."
He said at least by opening up he'll be able to give some work to his staff who were struggling, but said it was not worthwhile for another week.
"There's no JobKeeper, no wage subsidy," Mr Murray said.
Mr Murray also said he was concerned about checking ID's of people.
"It turns us into police," he said.
"I won't be putting my staff in the face of any dispute, because it's not what they are there to do.
"It's an uncomfortable position."
Mr Murray who is also on the council for the Victorian branch of the Australian Hotel's Association is frustrated with the lack of clarity and the heavy restrictions.
"You're either open or you're not," he said.
"We need some clarification around certain issues.
"There is a lot of ambiguity about what seated service means."
Mr Murray said his business would make a decision on Thursday whether it's worthwhile staying open for another week with such restrictions.
Owner of Bonnie and Clyde's Pizzeria Emily Lukaszewski said she was glad they made the move to a smaller location when they did.
"We have way less dine-in, so it hasn't been as stressful this time for us," she said.
"We opened the day the lockdown started which made us realise it was the right move."
The new location of Bonnie and Clyde's has 20 seats out the front, which Ms Lukaszewski said she was looking forward to utilising.
She said the lockdown would impact the trade during Queen's Birthday weekend.
"We have a lot of travellers who come through weekly," Ms Lukaszewski.
"It's how our name gets out there."
Though a really strong few days at the store, Ms Lukaszewski said the main street in Horsham was quiet.
"It was no where as busy as we usually are," she said.
"Hopefully this weekend it picks up. The main street was so quiet. Everyone is struggling."
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