Further restrictions announced by PM

Staff writers

PRIME Minister Scott Morrison has announced further restrictions in response to the coronavirus pandemic tonight.

From midnight tomorrow night, the following venues and activities will not be able to operate:

Food courts (excluding takeaway outlets)

Auction houses

Real Estate auctions

Open house inspections

Outdoor and indoor markets (with some essential markets excluded)

Personal services in a premise, such as beauty therapy, tanning, waxing, tattoo parlours, spa and massage parlours, (with some health related services, such as physiotherapy and allied health services excluded)

Amusement parks and arcades

Indoor and outdoor play centres

Community and recreation centres

Health clubs and fitness centres

Yoga, barre, spin facilities

Saunas, bathhouses and wellness centres

Social sporting activities (large groups of people gathering to play sport in a community venue)



National institutions

Historic sites


Community centres

Youth centres

Local government non-essential facilities

Swimming pools

Community halls



Places of worship (excluding weddings where it’s just the couple, the celebrant, and witnesses, and funerals with under 10 people, both observing social distancing)




Licensed venues in hotels and pubs



Entertainment venues

Cafes and restaurants (excluding home delivery and takeaway services)

Allowances have been given to:

Hairdressers and barbers can continue, but must maintain four square metres per person and restrict time per patron to less than 30 minutes;

Boot camps and personal training is limited to 10 people and social distancing must be strictly enforced; and

Shopping centres can remain open, but each of the retail premises must display a sign detailing how many people can be in the shop at any one time because of the four square metre rule.