Further to our request for guidance on the essential services permitted to continue to trade, the ACT government has confirmed that following restrictions enforcing closure are in place at Wednesday 25 March 2020:

  • pubs, registered and licensed clubs (excluding bottle shops attached to these venues), hotels (excluding accommodation)
  • gyms and indoor sporting venues
  • cinemas, entertainment venues, casinos and night clubs
  • restaurants and cafes will be restricted to takeaway and/or home delivery
  • religious gatherings, places of worship or funerals (in enclosed spaces and other than very small groups and where the 1 person per 4 square metre rule applies) food courts (except for take away)
  • auction houses, real estate auctions and open houses
  • personal services (beauty, nail, tanning, waxing and tattoo salons)
  • spa and massage parlours, excluding health related services such as physiotherapy
  • amusement parks, arcades and play centres (indoor and outdoor)
  • strip clubs, brothels and sex on premises venues
  • galleries, national institutions, historic sites and museums
  • health clubs, fitness centres, yoga, barre and spin facilities, saunas, bathhouses and wellness centres and swimming pools
  • community facilities such as community halls, libraries and youth centres, RSL and PCYC
  • gaming and gambling venues
  • indoor and outdoor markets (excluding food markets)
  • weddings can be conducted with no more than five people, including the couple, the celebrant and the witnesses. The 4 square metre rule and social distancing must be observed.
  • funerals must be limited to no more than 10 people. The 4 square metre rule and social distancing must be observed
  • hairdressers and barbers can continue to operate under strict new rules. The 4 square metre rule and social distancing must be observed. Clients must also not spend more than 30 minutes inside the premises
  • bootcamps and personal training can be conducted outdoors with no more than 10 people and social distancing observed.

Activities of Health and Community, Agriculture, Commercial Cleaning, Transport and Logistics, Essential Retail and Financial services industries that fall outside of the existing restrictions can proceed.  Those which are restricted in line with the above should not.

The posters linked below produced by ACT Health can be used in workplaces:

Hand hygiene Poster

Good hygiene Poster

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