Only two people are allowed to gather in public areas and other gathering areas: Households – no matter how big – can still go outside together, but individual people can only speak to one other person. The two person limit does not apply to workplaces, schools or households.
Moratorium on disposals from rental properties for the next six months: Scott Morrison said that State and Territories will move to ban landlords from evicting tenants who struggle to pay rent. Mr. Morrison urged landlords to work with their tenants and banks to find immediate solutions.
Outdoor playgrounds, skate parks and gyms are closed from Monday: Boot camps are reduced to one-on-one outdoor personal training.
Australians insisted on shopping only for the essentials and nothing more: Mr. Morrison reminded people that it’s not time to browse or catch up with friends. “When you go shopping, you just have to go for the things you need and do it and go home,” he said.
People over 70 or with chronic illnesses are discouraged from leaving their homes: Mr. Morrison said that the elderly should only go outside for doctor’s appointments or medical reasons. He said vulnerable groups who need help with shopping should have access to “support through their community or others.”
WHAT CAN I LEAVE MY HOUSE FOR?
Buy essentials: Scott Morrison said shopping should only be done and not turned into makeshift gatherings.
Going to work, if you cannot work at home: Australians who can work from home are strongly advised to do so. Those who cannot do this must take social distance measures when they are at work.
Practice: People who train still have to follow the two person limit. All boot camps of 10 people or less are effectively prohibited.
Attending personal medical appointments or for compassionate reasons: Older people in particular should only go outside for doctor’s appointments or medical reasons.
CAN I VISIT FAMILY MEMBERS?
Yes, but social distance measures still need to be respected.
A family split between two houses can meet privately so people can visit their partner, siblings or parents.
People who live can only invite one friend, while households of two or more cannot receive visitors.
WHAT ABOUT HOUSEHOLDS WITH MORE THAN TWO PEOPLE?
Households – no matter how big – can still go outside together, but individual people can only speak to one other person.
If four people live in a house together, all four of them can walk their dog.
The two person limit does not apply to workplaces, schools or households.
CAN OLD PEOPLE ENTER THE PUBLIC?
The elderly may go outside for the same reasons as the young, but Scott Morrison has urged people over 70 to isolate themselves unless they go to a medical appointment.
“This doesn’t mean they can’t go out,” Morrison said on Sunday.
“They can go outside and be accompanied by a supporter to get fresh air and recreation, but they should limit contact with others as much as possible.”
CAN I GO TO A MARRIAGE OR FUNERAL?
Last week’s rules regarding weddings and funerals have not changed.
Funerals are still limited to 10 people and weddings to five – including the officer and the bride and groom.
WHEN DO THE NEW MEASURES WORK?
The two-person rule starts on Monday, while playgrounds, outdoor gyms, and skate parks are closed at noon.