The information provided below was updated on Wednesday 25 March and will be updated as new information becomes available.
COVID-19 Restrictions to Services (STAGE 2)
On March 24, the Premiers and Chief Ministers agreed to implement, through state and territory laws, new Stage 2 restrictions on social gatherings, to be reviewed on a monthly basis. The statement can be viewedhere.
In addition to those restrictions which formed Stage 1 there are now further restrictions applies to services and businesses.
The additional prohibited activities and venue operations are to be applied from 11.59pm (local time) 25 March 2020 and in general include:
From midnight on Wednesday, these activities and businesses will no longer be allowed to continue:
Amusement parks and arcades
Indoor and outdoor play centres
Community and recreation centres, health clubs, fitness centres, yoga, barre, spin facilities, saunas, wellness centres
Public swimming pools
Galleries, museums, national institutions, historic sites, libraries, community centres
Real estate auctions and open house inspections
In-store beauty therapy, tanning, waxing, nail salons and tattoo parlours, spa and massage parlours (excluding allied-health-related services, like physiotherapy)
Food courts within shopping centres will only be able to sell takeaway. Shopping centres themselves will remain open
The below businesses now have further restrictions placed on how they operate:
Hairdressers and barber shops can continue, but a customer must not be on the premises longer than 30 minutes
Personal training and boot camps are limited to a maximum of 10 people
Weddings can continue, but only with the couple, the celebrant, and witnesses totaling a maximum of five people
Funerals are limited to a maximum of 10 people
Outdoor and indoor food markets will be addressed by individual states and territories
Pubs, registered and licenced clubs (excluding bottle shops attached to these venues), hotels (excluding accommodation)
Gyms and indoor sporting venues
Cinemas, entertainment venues, casinos, and night clubs
Restaurants and cafes will be restricted to takeaway and/or home delivery
Religious gatherings, places of worship or funerals (in enclosed spaces and other than very small groups and where the 1 person per 4 square metre rule applies).
These new Stage 2 measures are in addition to those already in place as part of Stage 1 which included:
No non-essential gatherings of more than 500 people outside or more than 100 people inside.
All non-essential indoor gatherings of less than 100 people must have no more than one person per 4sqm. All Australians should expect their local businesses to be following this rule.
Where possible, keep 1.5 metres between yourself and others
Avoid non essential travel
Restrictions on entering aged care homes to protect older Australians