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What do the eased restrictions mean in your state? — UPDATE

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UPDATE: 11 May

With a host of changes over the last week and weekend, including today’s loosening of restrictions in Victoria, we’ve updated this article with the most up-to-date info.

Hopefully this signals that tradie work is on the rise again. As before, physical distancing of 1.5 metres remains key. If you’re feeling cold/flu symptoms, seek medical advice and do not leave the house.

Northern Territory
Western Australia
Queensland
New South Wales
South Australia
Victoria
Tasmania
ACT

Northern Territory

UPDATE: 11 May

In addition to the reopenings below, NT is poised to enter “Stage 2” restrictions this Friday (15th May). This includes;

  • opening cafes, restaurants, & bars
  • gyms and other indoor fitness centers
  • public libraries, historic sites, and galleries.

Follow the latest updates on the NT government’s portal.

The Northern Territory are looking particularly well off, with a national record of 0 cases in the past three weeks. While social distancing remains important, particularly with people outside your household, they have reallowed and reopened;

  • shopping for leisure
  • outdoor exercise in groups
  • skateparks & public playgrounds
  • weddings and funerals.

Western Australia

UPDATE: 11 May

There have been no changes to WA’s restrictions other than the below. The government will be reviewing and potentially decreasing restrictions next Monday the 18th of May.

Current WA restrictions include;

  • indoor gatherings of less than 10 people
  • picnics and barbeques
  • no public playgrounds, skateparks or outdoor gyms
  • takeaway only in restaurants and cafes.

For the latest updates, check out the WA government’s coronavirus page.

Queensland

UPDATE: 11 May

Queensland have allowed people to receive visitors from the same household (up to 5 people) or multiple households (up to 2 people).

Current QLD restrictions allow outdoor recreation and non-essential shopping. Physical distancing of 1.5m remains important for reducing the risk of transmission.

Read the full restrictions and follow the QLD government’s coronavirus response here.

New South Wales

UPDATE: 11 May

NSW has announced a significant lessening of restrictions, including;

  • outdoor gatherings of 10
  • indoor visits of 5
  • funerals and weddings have looser restrictions (20/30 outdoor, 10 guests)
  • use of outdoor equipment with caution.

As of last week, beaches have reopened for swimming & surfing, but walking, jogging or sitting remains off-limits in most of the state.

For the full guidelines, visit the NSW government’s “what you can and can’t do” page.

South Australia

UPDATE: 11 May

South Australia continue to be at the forefront of reopening, now entering what they call Step 1 of their Recovery plan. This includes;

  • regional travel
  • outdoor dining
  • funerals (20 indoor or 30 outdoor)
  • community centres and libraries.

Gatherings remain limited to 10 people or fewer.

Stay updated in SA on the government website.

Victoria

UPDATE: 11 May

The first step towards easing restrictions in Victoria was announced today. From Wednesday morning (13th), the following are allowed;

  • indoor visits of 5
  • outdoor gatherings of 10
  • small indoor gatherings of 10 at community centres & places of worship

Daniel Andrews remained adamant that common sense and logic should prevail, and that people should not take this as an opportunity to visit a new group of friends every night.

For the latest updates and information, visit the Victorian government’s official page.

Tasmania

UPDATE: 11 May

Tasmania has announced some relief—20 people may now attend funerals and people within 30km of a park or reserve may visit. Further easing has been predicted for Monday the 18th of May, but remains subject to the state of the spread at this time.

Check the full details of Tasmanian coronavirus restrictions here.

ACT

UPDATE: 11 May

The latest news from the ACT includes some easing of restrictions;

  • gatherings of up to 10 people, indoor and outdoor (this includes members of the household, so up to 10 in any one home at once)
  • weddings of up to 10 people
  • funerals (20 indoor or 30 outdoor)
  • no changes to cafes and restaurants.

The premier Andrew Barr stressed that this was not an excuse for people to have house parties.

Follow the ACT’s updates here.

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