Who is Open and Who is Closed?

Who is Open and Who is Closed?

Banned or closed

  • Registered and licensed clubs, licensed premises in hotels and pubs, casinos and night clubs.
  • Cinemas and entertainment venues
  • Auctions and open house inspections.
  • Personal services such as beauty therapy, tanning, massage and tattoo parlours (but not physiotherapy).
  • Outdoor and indoor markets, although “major food markets” (the prime minister cited Sydney’s Flemington market as an example) will be addressed by states and territories.
  • Amusement parks and arcades, and indoor and outdoor play centres.
  • Galleries, museums, libraries and swimming pools.
  • Gyms and indoor sport venues.
  • Overseas travel, with some exceptions such as aid workers and compassionate travel.


  • Hairdressers and barbers can continue but must strictly manage social distancing and restrict the amount of time a patron can be in the premises to no more than 30 minutes.
  • Boot camps and personal training must be limited to 10 peoeple.
  • Restaurants and cafes can offer delivery and takeaway only. Food courts in shopping centres may also only offer takeaway.
  • Weddings restricted to five people – the couple, the celebrant and two witnesses.
  • Funerals limited to no more than 10 people.
  • Visits to houses should be kept to a very small number of people, including for family barbecues and birthday parties. States may choose to legislate to restrict house parties.

Remaining open

  • Shopping centres and other shops not specifically told to close, including bottle shops.
  • Medical centres.
  • Pharmacies.


All elective surgery (outside urgent electives) will be postponed from tonight (25/03/2020).

This will apply to both the public and private sectors, only essential Category 1 and urgent Category 2 surgeries will go ahead as planned.

Training Course

There is a free training course provided by the Australian health department called Infection Prevention Control for Covid-19. Which is being advised to be completed for all people who are continuing to work and come into contact with other people.



Social Distancing

If businesses are remaining open, they MUST meet social distancing guidelines, keeping 1.5 meters apart, and ensuring 4 square meters per person (2 meters x 2 meters). Not having gatherings of more than 100 people indoors.


Updated 2:30pm, Wednesday 25th March 2020



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