The NSW government has this week, announced a plan to bolster the state’s night-time economy by giving every adult $100 to spend on food and entertainment.
The Out and About scheme, which is expected to be trialled across Sydney throughout December and the rest of NSW from late January 2021, will see every person over the age of 18 receiving four $25 vouchers.
Two of those vouchers can be redeemed at COVID-safe restaurants, cafes and clubs while the other two can be used for entertainment activities such as cultural insitutions, performing arts, and cinemas.
Further, the vouchers cannot be used for retail, gambling, cigarettes and alcohol and only one voucher is able to be used at a time. Also, if you spend the voucher on something that totals less than $25, the remaining amount will expire.
“We want to encourage people to open up their wallets and contribute to the stimulus effect,” Treasurer Dominic Perrottet said.
“The dining and entertainment industries were among the hardest hit by the pandemic and I would encourage people to utilise this scheme once it is up and running and to make sure they spend a bit extra on the way through, too.”
To participate in the Out and About scheme, you’ll need a MyService NSW account and you can access the vouchers from the Service NSW app.