covid19 measures

COVID-19: further clarification on industry restrictions

|| Stage two measures to flatten the curve ||

 

National Cabinet has expanded a list of banned activities in an attempt to slow the spread of COVID-19.

If you’re feeling a little confused about what has been advised to close/remain open at the moment we can help. For clarification on operation requirements for business and activities see the tables below for exceptions:

As always, don’t hesitate to give us a call to discuss anything. Call 03 5443 0344 or email afs@afsbendigo.com.au

 

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

Business, premises or place Exceptions
Hairdressers and barber shops Following the receipt of feedback on the practical implementation of measures announced regarding barbers and hairdressers it was agreed by Premiers and Chief Ministers at National Cabinet that the instruction regarding 30 minutes per patron will be lifted (effective immediately), but that the 4sqm rule per person must be strictly observed within the premises and that personal contact during the patron’s visit should be minimised wherever possible.
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 five people and where the one person per four square metre rule applies.

Funerals attended by a maximum of no more than 10 people and where the one person per four square metre rule applies. In hardship cases, States and Territories can provide exemptions in relation to attendance at funerals, but only at the margin.