Reopening Australia

A state by state look at the ease of restriction

Ease of Restriction

The easing of restrictions will allow more businesses to open up, more people to stay in work and more personal freedoms.

Here is a summarized table of new arrangements state-by-state:

Victoria

  • Work from home where possible.

  • Staged return to face-to-face learning before the end of term 2.

  • 5 people for visiting friends and family home.

  • 10 people for weddings, worship, auctions.

  • 20 people for indoor funerals; 30 for outdoor funerals.

  • 10 people for outdoor activities.

  • Takeaway only restaurant; potential dine-in in June.

  • Camping is still banned; overnight trips not allowed.

  • 10 people for indoor and outdoor exercises.

 

New South Wales

  • Working from home encouraged.

  • 1 day a week for face-to-face teaching form May 11.

  • 5 people for visiting home

  • 10 people for weddings, worship, auctions;

  • 20 for indoor funerals; 30 for outdoor funerals.

  • 10 people for outdoor activities.

  • 10 people to dine in restaurants at any one time.

  • Work trips and family visits only, no holidays trips allowed.

  • 10 people for indoor and outdoor exercises.

 

Australia Capital Territory

  • Can still go to work, where their business hasn’t been restricted.

  • Kindy, Prep, Year 1, 2, 7 reopen from May 18; The remaining grades reopens from May 25.

  • 10 people for both indoor and outdoor activities;

  • 20 for indoor funerals; 30 for outdoor funerals.

  • 10 people for outdoor activities.

  • Takeaway only for restaurants; potential dine-in in the coming weeks.

  • Allow holiday trips within ACT.

  • 10 people for indoor and outdoor exercises.

Queensland

  • Work from home where possible.

  • Kindy, Prep, year 1, 11, and 12 reopen on May 11; Year 2-10 reopen on May 25.

  • 5 people for visiting home.

  • 10 for weddings, worship, auctions.

  • 20 for indoor funerals. 30 for outdoor funerals.

  • 10 people for outdoor activities.

  • 10 people at any one time for a restaurant; 20 people in outback.

  • 150km for day trips; 500 km within the outback.

  • 10 people for indoor and outdoor exercises.

 

Western Australia

  • Return to office encouraged form May 18.

  • Schools OPEN.

  • 20 people for gathering.

  • 20 people allowed in restaurants at any one time.

  • 20 people for an outdoor gathering.

  • 30 for outdoor weddings and funerals.

  • Travel allowed with minor exceptions.

  • 20 people for pools, fitness classes, and non-contact sport.

 

Northern Territory

  • No restriction on work, discuss with your employer.

  • Schools OPEN.

  • Open but 2-hour limit on visits for gathering.

  • The 2-hour limit for restaurants dining in.

  • No limit on outdoor activities.

  • June 18: Travel to remote areas may be allowed.

  • No limit on outdoor activities.

Southern Australia

  • Work from home where possible.

  • Schools OPEN.

  • 10 ppl for weddings, worship, auctions, libraries.

  • 20 for indoor funerals; 30 for outdoor funerals.

  • 10 people for an outdoor gathering.

  • 10 people allowed for outdoor dining.

  • Domestic holidays encouraged; campgrounds open.

  • 10 people for outdoor pools, non-contact sports.

Tasmania

  • Work from home where possible.

  • Kindy to year 6 from May 25; The remaining grades reopen from June.

  • 10 people for public gatherings, weddings, worship;

  • 20 people for funerals. 30 for outdoor funerals.

  • 10 people for an outdoor gathering.

  • 10 people to dine in a restaurant at any one time.

  • Domestic travel allowed from June 15.

  • 10 people for exercising; travel up to 30km from home, national parks open.

 

To find out more information about each state, click the respective links below. 

 

Victoria: https://www.dhhs.vic.gov.au/gradual-easing-restrictions-covid-19

 

New South Wales: https://www.nsw.gov.au/covid-19/what-you-can-and-cant-do-under-rules

 

Australian Capital Territory: https://www.act.gov.au/our-canberra/latest-news/2020/may/some-easing-of-covid-19-restrictions-begins

 

Queensland: https://www.qld.gov.au/covid-19/government-actions/roadmap-to-easing-queenslands-restrictions

 

Western Australia: https://www.wa.gov.au/organisation/department-of-the-premier-and-cabinet/covid-19-coronavirus-wa-roadmap

 

Southern Australia: https://www.covid-19.sa.gov.au/latest-news/covid-restrictions-to-ease-from-monday.

Northern Territory: https://coronavirus.nt.gov.au/steps-to-restart

 

Tasmania: https://coronavirus.tas.gov.au/families-community/roadmap-to-recovery  

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