Life in the ACT has been restricted since the COVID-19 pandemic hit our region in March.
Gradually the ACT Labor Government is lifting restrictions, in line with the COVID Safe Plan endorsed by National Cabinet, with the advice of public health experts.
Below is a list of recent changes to restrictions in the ACT.
The following restrictions will be eased at 11.59pm on Friday 29 May 2020.
The ACT will implement a scalable framework for our local hospitality sector to align maximum occupancy with the size of their venue. Cafes, bars, restaurants and clubs will be able to cater for up to 20 people in each enclosed space.
Size Maximum number
of space of people
If a venue has multiple enclosed spaces, they can have multiple groups of 20 patrons.
Beauty therapy businesses, including nail salons, tanning and waxing services, day spas (including massage) and tattoo businesses can reopen.
These businesses must complete a COVID Safe plan, observe strict hand hygiene requirements and ensure physical distancing as much as possible. Businesses cannot exceed one person per four square metres including staff. These businesses should also keep a record of their customers to support faster contact tracing.
Small, supervised group sessions and classes indoors in gyms and fitness centres can recommence, with a maximum of 20 people to an enclosed space or one person per four square metres.
The maximum capacity of organised social sport will be increased to 20 participants, and indoor sport can commence under the one person per 4 square metres rule. Local sporting organisations are encouraged to ensure low physical contact, and to limit the sharing of equipment.
Our galleries, museums, national institutions and outdoor attractions (such as the Zoo) will be able to reopen for groups of up to 20 people in a designated session. Businesses cannot exceed one person per four square metres including staff.
Restrictions will be eased on choirs, bands and orchestras, caravan parks and campgrounds, places of worship and community centres.
The maximum number of people at a wedding will be increased to 20, and 50 for funerals.
Should these measures not result in any significant increase in cases across the Territory, the Government will move into the next phase of our recovery plan on 11:59pm 19th June. This phase will see maximum occupancy limits in some sectors, including hospitality, increase to 50 people per enclosed space. Cinemas, indoor amusement centres will also be able to reopen and there will be further easing of restrictions for gyms, health centres and community sport.
The following restrictions eased at 11.59pm on Friday 15 May 2020.
These are in addition to the following changes, that came into effect from 11.59pm on Friday 8 May 2020:
For more information visit www.covid19.act.gov.au