LaserTag Wagga has reopened after being forced to close their doors on 'freedom day' when state-wide restrictions came into effect in the region.
Both LaserTag Wagga and Noah's Ark were forced to close on Monday, after discovering they were not included in stage one or two of the reopening roadmap, despite having been open and trading for over a month.
Under roadmap rules, the venues were classed as amusement centers which are the last venues permitted to reopen in the state and will still have density limits when they are permitted to reopen on December 1.
Meanwhile, theme parks, arenas, nightclubs and strip clubs are permitted to open at 80 per cent and lose most density restrictions on December 1.
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Despite petitioning MPs, the state government have not budged on the amusement centres reopening date so far, with Mrs Paul getting her venue reclassified as 'indoor recreation' by Service NSW to get around the closure.
"I was very relieved to get that result, it's been a tense few days," Ms Paul said. "I was looking at seven weeks with basically no income."
She said while pleased to be open, she was not impressed with the government's response to the matter.
"I think I was a little underwhelmed by the response, the local government jumped on board to help us out but at the end of the day it was me who got it fixed," she said.
"I am relieved, [but] I am frustrated and I'm still quite cautious. It's not over yet, we've still got a whole bunch of restrictions we have to abide by and I'm not looking forward to my first weekend of checking vaccination records."
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For Noah's Ark owner Abbie McCorquodale however, a resolution has yet to present itself and she is still unsure about how or if she will be able to reopen before December.
"It doesn't make sense," Mrs McCorquodale. "Obviously I have bills to pay, rent to pay, I've got a family to look after as well I have staff who aren't going to have jobs until then, so it's quite daunting what's going to happen if we have to stay closed."
Mrs McCorquodale said she felt abandoned as a regional business owner under the new rules.
"They haven't clarified between Greater Sydney and regional, they've forgotten about us I think," she said.
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