THE ever-changing rules around the Border Bubble are wreaking havoc on the hospitality sector, particularly south of the border.
Having already navigated five lockdowns owing to the global pandemic, Victorian operators are still impacted by evolving Border Bubble restrictions at short notice.
The co-owner of Wodonga restaurant Italy on a Plate, Pierina DeGrazia, said inconsistencies between state restrictions hit Victorian businesses hard over 18 months.
Ms DeGrazia said they had a big Albury clientele, which was cut off from them under most reincarnations of the Border Bubble.
"We're a Border community and it should be the same rules for both sides if we're in a Border Bubble," she said.
"It's breeding resentment and turning Albury and Wodonga to us against them.
"I feel for businesses in Yarrawonga-Mulwala and Echuca-Moama who are going through the same thing."
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Wodonga business Church St Hotel has reduced its operating hours this month owing to staff shortages amid the global pandemic.
It will close on Mondays throughout August.
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