Last night there was a buzz across the country as the PM announced a press release at 9pm.
People were panicking thinking this would finally be the announcement that implemented either a) total lockdown or b) total lockdown of non-essential services…
It ended up being somewhat half of b).
Some bottle shop owners were reporting the likes of 3 weeks of trade numbers in a mere two hours.
A bottle-o near Bondi reported numbers similar to what they would expect over Christmas trade.
This panic buying was all for naught.
The pm reported that no restrictions would apply to off-license venues, meaning your precious booze is safe!
We’re still open! As you’ve just heard from our PM, no restrictions will apply to off-licence venues. So take your time, visit us in-store or online 7 days a week. #danmurphys
— Dan Murphy’s (@danmurphys) March 22, 2020