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Social Outdoor Gatherings Of More Than Two People To Be Banned In Australia

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Social Outdoor Gatherings Of More Than Two People To Be Banned In Australia

Social gatherings in Australia have now been restricted to just two people in Australia during the coronavirus pandemic.

Prime Minister Scott Morrison previously ruled that no more than 10 people could congregate in public for whatever reason.

However, the advice from health authorities has been to strengthen that ruling to just two people.

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The exception will be for people who you live with and your family members.

However, the new ruling means outdoor bootcamp sessions can now only be between a trainer and a client.

It also means outside gyms and skate parks will be closed to ensure there's no gatherings of more than two people.

These measures will take effect from midday tomorrow (March 30).

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Mr Morrison said you should only leave you home for the following things:

  • Shopping for what you need - "food and other essential supplies that enable you to remain at home and to do that shopping as infrequently as possible"
  • Seeking medical care or compassionate needs
  • To exercise
  • For work or education that you cannot do remotely at home.

Funerals will still be able to have 10 people and weddings are allowed to have five people.

Mr Morrison also announced there would be a moratorium on landlords evicting renters who are affected by the coronavirus.

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The Prime Minister told a press conference: "State and Territories will be moving to put a moratorium on evictions of persons as a result of financial distress if they are unable to meet their commitments, and so there would be a moratorium on evictions for the next six months under those rental arrangements.

"Now, there is a lot more work to be done here and my message to tenants, particularly commercial tenants, and commercial landlords, is a very straightforward one: we need you to sit down, talk to each other and work this out about looking at the businesses which have been closed, businesses that may have had a significant reduction in their revenues and we need landlords and tenants to sit down and come up with arrangements that enable them to get through this crisis so on the other side.

"The landlord has a tenant which is a business that can pay rent, and the business is a business that can re-emerge on the other side of this and be able to go on and employ people on the other side of these arrangements."

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Topics: News, Coronavirus, Australia

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