NSW and Victoria: Five people per home may be invited to relax measures by COVID-19

May 11, 2020

By SBS Australia

These are the measures that will be relaxed in each state and territory starting this week.

The most populous and hardest hit states of Victoria and New South Wales will allow visits by five people to another home and outdoor activities for up to ten people.

Queensland will also relax its restrictions over the weekend by allowing travel of up to 150 people and eating on restaurant terraces.

New South Wales

  • Starting today, schoolchildren in New South Wales will return to school one day a week.
  • New South Wales Premier Gladys Berejiklian confirmed on Sunday that various COVID-19 restrictions will also be reduced starting May 15.
  • Cafes and restaurants will be allowed to reopen for up to 10 customers and operators must maintain an average density of four square meters per person.
  • Also starting Friday, five people, including children, will be able to visit another home.
  • Outdoor meetings of up to 10 people will be allowed.
  • Relaxation of restrictions also allows 10 guests at weddings, 20 people at indoor funerals and 30 at outdoor funerals.
  • Religious gatherings and places of worship can also host up to 10 people.
  • Outdoor equipment, including gyms and playgrounds, may be used with caution. Authorities encourage people to sanitize equipment.
  • Swimming in outdoor pools will be allowed.


  • Victoria's Prime Minister Daniel Andrews, whose government has taken the most cautious stance in the face of the pandemic, announced on Monday the relaxation of the measures imposed by the coronavirus, although he asked residents to stay home as much as possible now. be it to work or study.
  • The premier believes that the current measures will be in force until the end of May.
  • Andrews announced that five people will be allowed to visit another home starting at midnight tomorrow, especially if they are family and friends. The premier stressed that this does not mean that dinners are held every day with different people.
  • Sports activities, recreational activities with a maximum of ten people will be allowed. (Walking, fishing, playing golf, going for a walk, playing rugby), as long as physical distance and hygiene arrangements are respected, common sense. The rules that have been in effect up to this point remain in effect.
  • Travel is also allowed, with no distance limit, although camps and hotel stays and Airbnb are available.
  • Weddings can now have 10 guests and up to 20 people can attend funerals held indoors and up to 30 if they are outdoors.
  • Schools will begin to seek a return to learning in place.
  • Professional sports can restart training.
  • Counseling services and community groups can restart, but only with physical restraint rules and no more than 10 in a group.
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  • Starting at the weekend, families of up to five people can visit another home.
  • Some students will start returning to schools from Monday, depending on their age.
  • Starting Saturday, Queensland residents can gather in groups of 10 and dine at restaurants, pubs and cafes.
  • Bars and gaming facilities will remain closed in the first phase of the state shutdown relaxation, but up to 10 people will be allowed to dine at restaurants, pubs, licensed clubs, RSL clubs and hotels at one time.
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  • According to the changes made on Sunday, residents of Canberra and the rest of the state can gather in groups of 10, inside or outside, but social distancing must be maintained.
  • 20 people can attend indoor funerals or 30 for outdoor funerals.
  • There will be a limit of 10 people at religious gatherings, including ceremonies and places of worship.
  • Outdoor physical training camps can have a maximum of 10 people attending at a safe distance, but teams cannot be shared.
  • Home inspections and auctions can proceed at the ACT, with a maximum of 10 people. Two adults and any dependent children can leave the ACT and enter New South Wales to provide care and support to third parties.
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  • The restrictions of the Tasmanian coronavirus will begin to decrease starting today, Monday, May 11.
  • Public gatherings will increase two to ten people, including for real estate purposes, religious gatherings, and weddings.
  • Visits to senior care centers will be facilitated, allowing no more than two people to visit them once a week.
  • 20 people will be allowed at funerals.
  • Students in kindergarten through age 6, as well as those in years 11 and 12 will return to classrooms beginning May 25, and the remaining grades will resume in June.
  • National parks and reserves will be opened so that residents can exercise less than 30 kilometers from their homes.
  • TasTAFE campuses and training facilities reopen so small groups can do hands-on learning or assessment.

South australia

  • In South Australia regional travel is encouraged and campsites and caravan parks are opened.
  • Restaurants and cafes can now reopen 10 customers if they sit on the terrace.
  • Auctions and home inspections can be restarted, while 20 people are now allowed at a funeral indoors or 30 if the service is performed abroad.
  • Schools are open for classroom learning.
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Western Australia (WA)

  • Western Australia has already implemented the majority of stage one measures, including meetings of up to 10 people outdoors and allows students to return to classrooms in the second quarter.
  • Starting May 18, libraries, gyms, and indoor weddings will be able to host up to 20 people, while outdoor weddings will be able to host up to 30 people.
  • Meetings of up to 20 people will be allowed in public spaces, including contactless sports and indoor gyms with a limit of 20 people in any facility.
  • There will also be more opportunities to travel between some of the different regions of the state.
  • The skate and playgrounds will remain closed under Western Australia's second-stage measures, marking a departure from the federal framework released on Friday.
  • Schools are open in WA and all students can attend.

Northern Territory (NT)

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