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Coronavirus WA: West Australians enjoy first pints after pubs open for business after two-month shutdown

Coronavirus WA: West Australians enjoy first pints after pubs open for business after two-month shutdown

Read this and weep, east coasters... WA pubs are officially open for business!

West Australians are revelling in the chance to neck down a pint with their pub meals this afternoon for the first time in two months.

Strict social distancing rules mean only 20 people at a time will get the chance to have a drink on tap today, but those lucky enough to snag a booking wasted no time showing off to the rest of us.

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Josh Garleep and his mates would have been front of the queue when the first pints were poured.

The Perth bloke shared this video on TikTok, showing his mates ditching the iso jigsaws and chats with their other halves to get re-acquainted with their local watering hole.

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At the Guildford Hotel, staff seemed all too happy to be serving up the pints once again, being one of the first Perth venues to throw open their doors this afternoon.

A Guildford Hotel staff member serves up the first pints in two months.

The West Australian’s beer reviewer Simon Collins couldn’t have received a better birthday present, as he enjoyed a craft brew at Blasta Brewing Co this afternoon.

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Meanwhile, The Bell Tower Times had these sage words of advice.

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Perth’s Liz Sheehan was happy to join a social-distancing-friendly queue to get herself a cold one.

“Never since my uni days have I stood outside a pub waiting for it to open... yet here I am.. with others.. and much like the 1990s - someone has bathed in acqua Di Gio for the occasion. Can’t wait for a pint,” she wrote.

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But, while the rest of WA celebrates being able to have a pint again, Paul Newman was hanging to catch his favourite waves once more.

After the regional travel ban was eased overnight, the Perth surfer packed up his board and hit the freeway in darkness to be able to catch a wave at Gracetown first thing this morning.

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And Ricky Stylianou was content with just being able to have his coffee in something other than a paper cup.

The 4 square metre person to room ratio still applies a pubs and restaurants during phase two of WA’s coronavirus recovery.

The eased restrictions also mean West Australians can go for a swim at the pool, to their local cafe for a dine-in meal, to the library and can engage in fitness classes and non-contact sports again from today.