Port Lincoln businesses prep for early re-opening

Business owners across Eyre Peninsula including pubs, gyms and nail salons are preparing themselves following the announcement of further easing of restrictions on Monday.

Premier Steven Marshall announced stage two of the easing COVID-19 restrictions would be brought forward to June 1, which would include a maximum of 80 people indoors under guidelines and reopening of gyms, museums, beauty salons and cinemas.

The news has been welcomed by Anytime Fitness manager and personal trainer Monique Bragg-Trumfield as the gym gets ready to reopen on Monday.

Ms Bragg-Trumfield said the earlier opening was good news but it had put on a bit of pressure to get everything ready in time.

She said the gym would only allow 20 people inside, in line with the 20 people per room rule and people would be required to wipe equipment before and after use and extra cleaning would be implemented.

"We've had to put a lot of things forward to get everything ready in time," she said.

"It's great to have the gym reopen for everybody."

Ms Bragg-Trumfield said during the gym's closure she had continued to offer outdoor workout sessions with a maximum of nine people and with social distancing.

Another business that is preparing to reopen is the Pier Hotel, which has been closed since March 23 for dining and accommodation.

Manager Tiffany Hill said the hotel was happy to hear the news of 80 people being allowed inside as well as alcohol being available without a meal needed, as long as patrons were seated.

"We've got plenty of bar space to comply with restrictions so people can be seated throughout the bar so we can segregate tables to suit the customers," she said.

"We've been seeing people around town and the support they've given and the encouragement to reopen was nice to see."

Mrs Hill said thanks went to everyone behind the scenes during renovations done in the time off and to businesses and people who volunteered their time.