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Canberra’s adult entertainment opening date has been postponed after four new cases of coronavirus were registered on the ACT. Some of the last facilities, which were announced to reopen on Friday lunchtime as part of the third stage of easing restrictions, will now wait two more weeks to hear their fate. Prime Minister Andrew Barr announced Thursday that the easing – which would have allowed companies to accept 25 patrons at a time or follow the rule of one person per four square feet – would not take place. Mr Barr said that as restrictions were eased across the country, there was always a chance it could get to Canberra. “As much as the government wants to support the economic recovery of our cities, like I said during the pandemic, if the health council says we shouldn’t move, we won’t move,” he said. Rulla Tabban, managing director of the Wanderlust Gentleman’s Club, had planned to start normal operations on Friday at 8 p.m. After Ms. Tabban opened the club in Mitchell five years ago, she said she has suffered a severe financial blow since the pandemic broke out. ALSO READ: “It is estimated we have lost nearly 100 percent of our sales,” she said. “It was difficult to assert ourselves during this time, but thanks to the passion and hard work of everyone at the club, we are still here.” Wanderlust dancers initially ran a pizza delivery service after the closure before the club reopened as a lingerie restaurant in the third week of May. Ms. Tabban said it would be very disappointing if the escalation of the cases resulted in them closing the doors again. “Let’s hope it doesn’t come to that. It would be a shame if we had to tell our wonderful customers that they couldn’t see us again for a while,” she said. “Of course – and from day one of this pandemic – we will be following all guidelines and requirements set for us by the ACT government.” Wanderlust dancer Cherry said she was looking forward to easing restrictions this weekend but still looks forward to returning to the lingerie restaurant. “It’s still so much fun to work there, even in this situation,” said the 20-year-old resident of Belconnen. “We girls will respond as the club tells us to react because we have our COVID-19 safety plan which is really comprehensive.” I look forward to things getting back to normal at some point, but I am very much happy that I am still able to work now. “The Capital Men’s Strip Club in Fyshwick was scheduled to reopen under new ownership on July 24th. Manager Bronte Taylor said during the closure the club took the opportunity to make some changes, including the introduction of the sport played on Friday afternoon, Miss Taylor said Her concern was not just about entertainment for adults, but about nightlife as a whole. “From DJs to strippers to club managers and bar workers who were used to socializing every night, it wasn’t the hardest part of not not doing it.” Said she said, “I worry the nightlife might never be the same as many people don’t want to risk going out.”

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Some of the last facilities, which were announced to reopen on Friday lunchtime as part of the third stage of easing restrictions, will now wait two more weeks to hear their fate.

Mr Barr said that as restrictions were eased across the country, there was always a chance it could get to Canberra.

“As much as the government wants to support the economic recovery of our cities, like I said during the pandemic, if the health council says we shouldn’t move, we won’t move,” he said.

Rulla Tabban, managing director of the Wanderlust Gentleman’s Club, had planned to start normal operations on Friday at 8 p.m.

After Ms. Tabban opened the club in Mitchell five years ago, she said she has suffered a severe financial blow since the pandemic broke out.

“It is estimated that we have lost nearly 100 percent of our revenue,” she said.

“It was difficult to assert ourselves during this time, but thanks to the passion and hard work of everyone at the club, we are still here.”

Wanderlust dancers initially ran a pizza delivery service after the closure before the club reopened as a lingerie restaurant in the third week of May.

Ms. Tabban said it would be very disappointing if the escalation of the cases resulted in them closing the doors again.

“Let’s hope it doesn’t come to that. It would be a shame if we had to tell our wonderful customers that they couldn’t see us again for a while,” she said.

“Of course – and from day one of this pandemic – we will be following all guidelines and requirements set for us by the ACT government.”

Wanderlust dancer Cherry said she was looking forward to easing restrictions this weekend but still looks forward to returning to the lingerie restaurant.

“It’s still so much fun to work there, even in this situation,” said the 20-year-old resident of Belconnen.

“We girls will respond as the club tells us to respond as we have our COVID-19 safety plan which is really comprehensive.

“I’m looking forward to things going back to normal at some point, but I’m very happy that I can still work now.”

The Capital Men’s Strip Club in Fyshwick was due to reopen on July 24th under new ownership.

Manager Bronte Taylor said during the shutdown the club took the opportunity to make some changes, including the introduction of the sport played on Friday afternoon.

Miss Taylor said her concern was not just about adult entertainment, but the nightlife industry as a whole.

“From DJs to strippers to club managers and bar staff who were used to socializing every night. Not having that was the hardest part,” she said.

“I worry that the nightlife could never be the same as many people don’t want to risk going out.”