Bottle Shops Put Restrictions on Alcohol Due To Covid-19

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As if we didn't have enough bad news being fired at us every day. Now the one thing that is likely helping us get through the day has been slapped with a big ol lockdown restriction.

From Tuesday March 31, all major bottle shops will impose restrictions on the amount of alcohol Australians can buy in one shop. 

It began last week when Woolworths' alcohol retailers BWS and Dan Murphy’s were forced to make restrictions due to the coronavirus hoarding sensation.

“To ensure everyone can access the drinks they love we are placing temporary restrictions on the amount of products available for purchase per customer per day,” Dan Murphy’s says on its website.

“These are subject to change at any time and we reserve the right to cancel items from your order if they are exceeding our limits or our ability to supply.”

Now all major alcohol retailers, including Coles' Liquorland, Vintage Cellars, and even Aldi, will cap your nightcaps - due to a month of frenzied booze buying. 

According to CBA card data, spending on alcohol surged 86% for alcohol goods in one week!

So, How Much Can I Buy?

Restrictions include a maximum of two slabs of beer or cider, 12 bottles of wine, two cases of pre-mix spirits, two casks of wine and two bottles of spirits (two bottles not more than 2 litres.)

The limits apply per customer, per day.

Okay, so unless you're having some sort of house party (not allowed!!) you should be ok.


We think that should be (just) enough to get you through your homeschooling day... 

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