Coronavirus (Covid-19) Update

25 March 2020 Update

 

National Cabinet has agreed to a range of new measures to help prevent the spread of COVID-19 and keep Australians safe.

The enhanced measures include the closure of: auctions, open houses, beauty salons, tattoo parlours, massage parlours, museums, libraries, galleries, amusement parks, play centres, food courts (shopping centres can remain open) and swimming pools.

These restrictions will take effect from midnight tonight.️

Schools, supermarkets, pharmacies and shopping centres will remain open. There is now a ban on Australians travelling overseas and residents should not hold barbecues, house parties or large family gatherings. Weddings can only continue when it is just the couple, celebrant and witnesses present. No more than 10 people can attend a funeral. 

I know these measures dramatically change the way we live, but we must do all we can to slow the spread of the coronavirus/COVID-19 and save lives. Practice good hygiene, keep 1.5 metres between yourself and others and visit Australia.gov.au for more information.

If you have concerns or believe you may have symptoms and should be tested for COVID-19, visit www.healthdirect.gov.au/symptom-checker.