A back to school early backflip has been announced on schools as the nation prepares to start
reopening on October 11, yet weddings are still lagging behind and would welcome the veil dropped
“We are gearing up excited to open our venues to the public for corporate and social events yet our
weddings remain under the veil with restrictions holding them back. Pubs, restaurants and cafes are
open early whereas weddings are a one-time contained event still capped at 70% for the fully
vaccinated and to open up at a later date, still not confirmed,” said Senior Managing Partner
“October and November brides do not want to wait any longer even though teachers are not prepared
with the early date, brides would welcome it with open arms because they have been planning their
wedding date for quite some time,” said Giovannino Navarra
“Contemporary classroom learning spaces can cater to more than 120 students. There are over 75%
of all students in NSW coming from metropolitan areas, it is similar to a rally in every suburb of NSW
every weekday, twice per day. In this first step of the roadmap, 70 000 kindergarten students in public
schools alone, along with their caregivers will be at the school gates all across NSW on October 18,
followed by Year 1 and Year 12 Students,” he said.
“Even pubs have people coming in and out every five (5) minutes whereas in a cultural and religious
wedding situation the couple and the guests have planned to attend on a certain date. They will be
entering a COVID-19 safe environment.”
At present upon reaching 80% fully vaccinated targets the brides are left with only 5 unvaccinated
guests being permitted at the ceremony and not at the wedding reception.
“If the father of the bride is not vaccinated he will not be able to attend the wedding reception and in
most cases he has paid for the wedding.”
NSW Premier Gladys Berejiklian has stated they are tracking ahead of the Doherty Institute Modelling
report well ahead of vaccinated targets and will soon see freedoms for all. Meanwhile, the Supreme
Court was hearing cases challenging the legality of mandating COVID-19 vaccines in NSW for the
unvaccinated freedoms that could have a bearing on the wedding industry.
“Weddings are fortunate to have the safe solution because as it is a planned event with most double
vaccinated, guests who have chosen or are too vulnerable to take the vaccine can simply go and get
a COVID-19 test and be allowed to enjoy the much-awaited big day,” said Giovannino Navarra
Ms Berejiklian has said the whole nation needs to move together as we come out of lockdown and by
lifting the veil weddings will have their much-awaited freedoms.
“The dream wedding back sooner would be fantastic news and we welcome all celebrations.”
Entertaining over 47 years of events and hospitality experience and successfully hosting more than
175,000 events, Navarra is one of Australia’s leading events and hospitality operators.
Family operated and founded by Filippo and Sarina Navarra with the reigns handed to Salvatore,
Giovannino and Marie Navarra, who offer weddings, formal, corporate and casual dining experiences,
including cafes and bars across the wider Sydney area.
Navarra locations include Montage, Conca D’Oro, Oatlands House, Curzon Hall, CBD Collection and
Eschol Park Manor.
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