The Australian Government has commenced sending text messages to keep you informed about the national response to COVID-19.
Last night Prime Minister Morrison announced Stage 2 of the social-distancing measures to stop the spread of COVID-19. Find below a table that sets out the additional prohibited activities and venues that apply from 11:59pm (local time) 25 March 2020.
Please act on that advice, it will help save lives.
For more information please go to the Prime Minister’s Media Statement: https://www.pm.gov.au/media/update-coronavirus-measures-24-March-2020
Along with these measures Tasmania, the NT, WA, Queensland and SA announced border closures. Anyone entering these States or Territory must self-isolate for 14 days.
Please go here to find out more from the respective State or Territory: https://www.australia.gov.au/#state-government
For school closures (government and non-government) please refer to state and territory education authorities that can be found here: https://www.dese.gov.au/news/coronavirus-covid-19#schools.
For more information on Coronavirus and the Government’s response, please visit www.treasury.gov.au/coronavirus or www.australia.gov.au. Alternatively, you can contact the business.gov.au support line at 13 28 46.
Additional prohibited activities and venues to apply from 11.59pm (local time) 25 March 2020
|Business, premises or place||Exceptions|
|Food and drink|
|Cafes||Take away service and home delivery.|
Cafes or canteens at hospitals, care homes or schools; prison and military canteens; services providing food or drink to the homeless; workplace canteens can provide takeaway.
|Food courts||Delivery and takeaway can remain.|
|Real estate auctions, and display and open house inspections||Private appointments for inspection.|
|Outdoor and indoor markets will be a decision for each state and territory||Food markets will continue to operate in all states and territories.|
|Beauty and personal care services|
|Hairdressers and barber shops|
|Beauty therapy, tanning, waxing, nail salons, tattoo parlours|
|Spas and massage parlours|
|Casinos, gaming or gambling venues|
|Strip clubs, brothels and sex on premises venues|
|Concert venues, theatre, arenas, auditoriums, stadiums||Live streaming of a performance by a small group could be permissible with social distancing observed.|
|Amusement parks and arcades|
|Play centres (indoor and outdoor)|
|Leisure and recreation|
|Community and recreation centres||Facilities may remain open for the purpose of hosting essential voluntary or public services, such as food banks or homeless services.|
|Health clubs, fitness centres, yoga, barre and spin facilities, saunas, bathhouses and wellness centres|
|Boot camps and personal training (outside and inside)||Outside must be limited to groups of no more than 10 people and social distancing must be observed.|
|Social sporting-based activities|
|Hotels, hostels, bed and breakfasts, campsites, caravan parks, and boarding houses will be a decision for each state and territory||Excluding permanent residents and workers.|
|Caravan and camping parks will be a decision for each state and territory||Where people live permanently in caravan parks or are staying in caravan parks temporarily while their primary residence is not available, they may continue to do so.|
|Galleries, museums, national institutions and historic sites|
|Libraries, community centres, and youth centres|
|Local government non-essential facilities and services (such as libraries and pools)|
|Community facilities (such as community halls, clubs, RSLs, PCYCs)|
|Weddings and Funerals||Weddings with a maximum attendance of no more than 5 people, with 1 person per 4 square metre rule applied.|
Funerals attended by a maximum of no more than 10 people, with the 1 person per 4 square metre rule applied
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