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The Prime Minister announced new restrictions at a late night press conference on Tuesday. The announcements came as the number of confirmed cases in Australia passed 2,000. NO YOU CAN’T Australians now banned from travelling overseas, with exemption for special circumstances food courts closed (can serve take aways) social sport swimming pools galleries, museums, national […]

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The Prime Minister announced new restrictions at a late night press conference on Tuesday. The announcements came as the number of confirmed cases in Australia passed 2,000.

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Scott Morrison also said the advice on schools had not changed and it was safe to send children to school. On schools staying open, Chief Medical Officer Brendan Murphy said “older teachers with chronic diseases shouldn’t be in school (but) there is no evidence of major transmission among children.”

The PM advised people not to go out and “participate more broadly in the community, unless you’re shopping for basics or there are medical needs or you’re providing care and support to an individual at another place.”

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He said people should stay at home unless they needed to access essential services.

He made an apology for the lack of access to Centrelink services due to high demand. “Tonight, they are working to boost it (capacity) again. I would say to Australians, ‘yes, we are terribly sorry’ but at the same time, we are asking Australians, even in these most difficult of circumstances to be patient. Everyone is doing their best. No resource is being spared to ensure we can get these systems in place.” Opening hours for call centres have been extended.

Robert Mallett, CEO of Hair & Beauty Tasmania, said it was a ‘bright note’ that many businesses could continue albeit with some very strict guidelines.  “Appointments are to be limited to 30 minutes which will place a significant strain on some enterprises but at least they are able to operate,” he said. “Previously announced personal spacing rules still apply and it is very evident that salons are doing just that with large spaces between chairs and stations.”

 

 

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Source: Tasmanian Times https://tasmaniantimes.com/2020/03/new-restrictions/#utm_source=rss&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=new-restrictions

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