COVID-19 and Government Three-Step Plan

Last Updated 26 May 2020

The Federal Government has laid out a three-step plan to reopen the Australian economy as a COVID-safe economy and society.

Step One

Restaurants, cafes, retail shops, auctions and open homes have been given the green light to open with 10 patrons at a time. Small venues must follow the four-square metre per person rule. Local and regional travel restrictions have been lifted. Children will also be back in the classrooms and some organised sport will resume.

Step Two

Step two allows for 20 people to gather in circumstances mentioned in step one.

20 people will be allowed to take part in all outdoor sport, cinemas, galleries, stadiums, zoos, beauty therapy, massage therapy and tattoo parlours will all open and be allowed up to 20 patrons at a time.

Step Three

Non-work gatherings of up to 100 people will be allowed. Although businesses must follow the four-square metres per person rule. Interstate travel will resume, and cross-Tasman travel is being considered.

22nd May 2020 Update

NSW pubs, clubs, cafes and restaurants can have up to 50 customers, subject to the one person per four square metre rule from 1st June 2020.

Read more from the Australia Government Department of Health

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