The bars one is odd. Yes bars have shown to cause clusters in NZ and in South Korea recently, but so has a school, which caused one of the biggest ones. Is it correct that there isn't any social distancing of students now under level 2?
With bars, the MOH recommended 2 weeks delay, but instead it is about 10 days delay, and there wasn't a clear explanation as to why they didn't just do two weeks IMO.
I wonder how many bars will start serving meals at a table, such as a pie, so they can open as a restaurant, or is something preventing that?. There alreay are going to have to have them seated. If there is a loophole, a kiwi will find it.
I read it as the MoH wanted bars to open 2 weeks after we went to level 2 ie 28th May. Cabinet decided it was too long for the economy and split the difference and gave an extra week (7 days from when we get out of Level 3)
The PM stated that restaurant/bars that opened from Thursday would be subject to the same criteria as if they were opening on Anzac Day or Easter Sunday ( as well as the 100 persons, 10 per group, and the 3 S's). Ie if you would or could normally open on Easter SUnday, you can trade from Thursday with the new restrictions in place. These criteria have been very well established and all reputable operators should know them, and know if they qualify - as do the local licensing officers and Police. This seems to have been missed by a lot of the media, and some the bar operators themselves
The bars have been threatened with closure, so i don't think many ( if any) will risk it