LAST UPDATED 26 June 2020: The Federal Government has announced their guidance to the states on steps toward lifting COVID-19 restrictions on gatherings and events. However, it is ultimately up to each state and territories to define their own timelines and parameters.
Over two weeks has passed since the National Cabinet agreed to remove the 100-person limit on gatherings in an attempt to restart indoor and outdoor events by July 2020. The 100 person limit on non-essential indoor gatherings is to be replaced with the one person per 4sqm rule, meaning an indoor event’s maximum number of attendees will vary based on the size of the venue. Rules will also vary based on the form of event. The National Cabinet reiterated high risk outdoor events without ticketed seating such as music festivals do not form part of these lifted restrictions.
This represents the final stage of the COVIDSafe Australia 3-step framework. It demonstrates a commitment to reopening business and the community with minimal restrictions, but underpinned by COVIDSafe ways of living.
Below is a look at the current state of play unique to each state: