Australia’s Prime Minister Scott Morrison has announced that there is a need to move to more widespread restrictions on gatherings in spaces. Widespread closure of businesses will be enforced, and people have been told to stay at home to slow the spread of corona virus.

Australia now has over 1,300 confirmed cases of corona virus.

What businesses can stay open?

Most businesses, including major retailers and department stores, can continue to run if they comply with social-distancing guidelines.

Restaurants and cafes will be able to offer takeaway only.

Hotels will be allowed to offer accommodation.

While hospitality venues will be shut down across the country, Schools and Childcare centres remain open until the school holidays. Parents should seek specific information from their state or territory government.

What do businesses have to do if they stay open?

All businesses operating such as indoor sporting venues, places of worship, enclosed spaces for funerals and things of that nature must meet social-distancing guidelines will have to follow the strict four square meter rule which will be enforced.

What businesses must be closed?

The Prime Minister announced that some businesses would have to close by midday on Monday because people were gathering in some of them against social-distancing guidelines.

These includes: Entertainment venues and cinemas, casinos and nightclubs.

Can I leave my house?

The Prime Minister has said people can leave their homes, but only if their travel is essential.

Source & Further information is available at:

• So Perth website at:

• The Guardian, website at:

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