Business guide to Coronavirus

What are non-essential services?

Last updated: 4:16pm 26 March 2020 

The Federal Government has announced further social distancing measures to protect the community from the spread of Coronavirus. Restrictions have been placed on a number of non-essential services.

To close from midnight 25 March:

  • gyms, yoga studios, pilates studios, wellness centres and indoor sporting venues, including pools
  • cinemas, entertainment venues, casinos, nightclubs, registered and licensed clubs (excluding bottle shops attached to these venues)
  • beauty, nail, waxing and tanning salons
  • spas, massage and tattoo parlours
  • galleries, libraries, community centres, youth centres and RSLs
  • auction houses, auction rooms, open houses and inspections
  • amusement parks, arcades and play centres, indoor and outdoor
  • places of worship

Open with restrictions:

  • cafes and restaurants, restricted to takeaway and/or home delivery only 
  • food courts and halls in shopping centres, restricted to takeaway and/or home delivery only
  • hairdressers and barbers, strict limitations apply
  • personal trainers, restricted to a maximum of 2 people 
  • hotels, room and accommodation only, all other services (e.g. bars and restaurants) to close  
  • private house inspections with pre-booked appointments
  • individual states will address restrictions places on outdoor food markets 
  • funerals – states and territories can provide exemptions in relation to attendance and where the 1 person per 4 square metre rule applies.
  • weddings with a maximum attendance of no more than 5 people and where the 1 person per 4 square metre rule applies

TRADING AS PEr normal:

  • supermarkets, including convenience stores
  • pharmacies
  • banks
  • petrol stations
  • freight and logistics
  • shopping centres will remain open (retail premises will need to restrict the number of people in the store at the one time)

For further information on Government restrictions, click here.