Prime Minister announces new COVID-19 restrictions on businesses and premises

PIC: File.

The following restrictions apply from 11.59pm (local time) 25 March, 2020.

See the full statement here:

https://www.pm.gov.au/media/update-coronavirus-measures-24-March-2020

Food and drink

Business, premises or place Exceptions
Cafes

Takeaway service and home delivery

Cafés 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 operational

Retail

Business, premises or place Exceptions
Auction houses  
Real estate auctions 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

Business, premises or place Exceptions
Hairdressers and barber shops Up to 30 minute appointments and the 1 person per 4 square metre rule applies in the premises
Beauty therapy, tanning, waxing, nail salons, tattoo parlours  
Spas and massage parlours  

Entertainment venues

Business, premises or place Exceptions
Cinemas, nightclubs  
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

Business, premises or place Exceptions
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, personal training operating outside and inside For outside events, limited to groups of no more than 10 people and social distancing must be exercised.
Social sporting-based activities  
Swimming pools  

Residential facilities

Business, premises or place Exceptions
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.

Outdoor recreation

Business, premises or place Exceptions
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 as interim abodes where their primary residence is not available, they may continue to do so.

Non-residential institutions

Business, premises or place Exceptions
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);  
Places of worship, weddings and funerals

Weddings with a maximum attendance of no more than 5 people and where the 1 person per 4 square metre rule applies.

Funerals attended by a maximum of no more than 10 people and where the 1 person per 4 square metre rule applies.

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