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Here’s What You Can And Can’t Do In Every State Under The New Restrictions

Another stage of coronavirus restrictions lifted today around the country.

As of June 1, more diners are allowed in restaurants, some bars have re-opened (!!!) and regional travel is back on the table in most places.

But the new coronavirus restrictions are different in every state, and even if you’ve only been paying attention to your own state it can be hard to follow all the changes.

So we’ve broken it down by state to help you figure out exactly what you can do now out in the big, wide world.

Here’s what you can and can’t do in every state under the new coronavirus restrictions.

New South Wales

Dining out

Restaurants and cafes can now serve up to 50 customers at a time for dine-in service.

Pubs, clubs, small bars, cellar doors, micro-breweries and small distilleries can now re-open with the same customer limit.

Venues will be registering contact details for all customers, and bookings are capped at 10 people.

Visiting family and friends

You can still have up to 5 visitors in your house at any time, and up to 10 can attend a public gathering. Planning a party with your closest mates? Here are our top picks for board games, drinking game movies and expert advice on hosting your own wine tasting.

Regional travel

There are now no limitations on travelling within NSW for pleasure. Hotels are open, and holiday homes and rentals can now open for up to 10 people or more if they’re all members of the same household.

Gyms

Indoor gyms are still closed, but outdoor gyms have re-opened and groups of up to 10 people can train outdoors as long as they maintain social distancing.

Other restrictions

Also among the list of venues re-opening with restrictions is museums, galleries, libraries, aquariums, zoos, outdoor pools and retail stores.

Salons, including nail, waxing, tanning, hairdressers and barbers, can re-open as long as they maintain the 4 square metre rule.

You can now have up to 20 people at a wedding and 50 at a funeral.

Find the full list of COVID-19 restrictions in NSW here.


Victoria

Dining out

Restaurants, cafes and pubs can open and serve meals for up to 20 customers. Alcohol is only being served with meals.

Visiting family and friends

You can have up to 20 people in your house, including the people who live there. Public gatherings have also increased to 20 people.

Regional travel

Travel within Victoria is now allowed, as are overnight stays at camping and tourist accommodation.

Gyms

Indoor gyms are still closed, but are expected to open on June 21. Meanwhile, outdoor communal gym equipment and playgrounds are open for you to train in.

Other restrictions

Galleries, museums, national institutions, historic sites, outdoor amusement parks, drive-in cinemas, zoos and arcades can open for up to 20 visitors.

Indoor and outdoor pools can both open to a maximum of 20 swimmers, limited to three people per lane.

Beauty salons as well as tattoo and massage parlours can open for up to 20 customers.

Find the full list of COVID-19 restrictions in Victoria here.


Queensland

Dining out

Restaurants, cafes, pubs and registered or licensed clubs and hotels can seat up to 20 customers for dining in or seated drinks.

Visiting family and friends

Public and private gatherings of 20 people are allowed,

Regional travel

Travel within regional Queensland is now allowed, as are overnight stays at accommodation throughout the state.

Gyms

Certain gyms, health clubs and yoga studios can now re-open for up to 20 people at a time. Non-contact indoor and outdoor community sports are now allowed again as well.

Other restrictions

Lots of businesses have now re-opened, serving up to 20 people at a time. These include parks, pools, zoos, museums, galleries, libraries, retail stores, indoor cinemas, outdoor amusement parks, concert venues and salons.

Find the full list of COVID-19 restrictions in Queensland here.


ACT

Dining out

Restaurants, cafes, pubs and clubs can seat up to 20 diners at a time in each enclosed space — that means a restaurant may be able to serve more than 20 customers at a time if it has multiple rooms that are big enough.

Visiting family and friends

You can now have up to 20 people in a home at any time, as long as you have enough room to maintain the 4 square metres rule.

Regional travel

ACT residents can now travel within the state and within New South Wales.

Gyms

Indoor gyms can re-open for personal training sessions and classes of up to 20 people. Only certain classes will be running, and they’ll likely have smaller group numbers.

Other restrictions

Beauty salons, hairdressers, barbers, national institutions, galleries, museums and historical places can re-open to 20 visitors. All retail outlets can open again.

Up to 20 people can attend weddings, with up to 50 at funerals.

Find the full list of COVID-19 restrictions in ACT here.


Tasmania

Dining out

Restaurants and cafes can seat a maximum of 10 diners. Bars, pubs and clubs are still closed.

Visiting family and friends

You’re allowed to have 5 guests at your house, and up to 10 people at both indoor and outdoor gatherings as long as the 4 square metre rule is followed.

Regional travel

There’s no limit on where you can travel within the state.

Gyms

Indoor gyms are closed, but outdoor exercise equipment and outdoor bootcamps are now open to 10 people at a time.

Other restrictions

Cinemas, museums, galleries and theatres are still closed but will be allowed to re-open on June 15.

Indoor and outdoor pools are now open for up to 10 people per pool.

Funerals can have 30 attendees outdoors and another 20 indoors, while 10 people can attend a wedding.

Find the full list of COVID-19 restrictions in Tasmania here.


South Australia

Dining out

Restaurants, cafes, pubs, bars, breweries and wineries can seat a total of 80 diners, as long as no more than 20 people are in each room or area of the venue.

Visiting family and friends

Gatherings of up to 10 people are allowed indoors and outdoors, with that set to increase to 20 from June 5.

Regional travel

There are no restrictions on travel within South Australia. However, some Aboriginal communities have chosen to close access to their townships, and non-essential visitors have to request permission to enter before quarantining for 14 days.

Gym

Indoor gyms can now open for 20 people per room, but all communal changing rooms, showers and spas must remain closed.

Exercise and non-contact sport is also allowed outside, with these rules set to be relaxed further on June 25.

Other restrictions

Cinemas, museums, galleries, libraries and theatres can have 20 visitors at a time, as up to 20 people can swim in a public swimming pool.

Salons, hairdressers, barbers, tattoo and massage parlours can open as long as everyone follows the 4 square metre rule.

You can have up to 20 people at a wedding and 50 at a funeral.

Find the full list of COVID-19 restrictions in South Australia here.


Western Australia

Dining out

Restaurants and cafes, including ones inside pubs, bars, clubs, hotels and casinos, can open and serve 20 people. As of June 6 venues will be able to serve alcohol without meals, and food courts can re-open.

Visiting family and friends

Up to 20 people are allowed at indoor and outdoor events.

Regional travel

Travel is now permitted within the state, excluding the Kimberley region, remote Aboriginal communities and certain biosecurity zones in the Shire of East Pilbara.

Gym

Indoor and outdoor fitness classes with no shared equipment can re-open, including yoga, Pilates, bootcamps, gymnastics, and dance classes.

Other restrictions

Libraries, community facilities, places of worship and public pools can re-open for 20 visitors.

Campgrounds within national parks, reserves and State forests are now open for overnight accommodation.

Attractions like Monkey Mia, Barna Mia and the Tree Top Walk have re-opened. Other attractions will be assessed in the coming weeks and could re-open soon.

Find the full list of COVID-19 restrictions in Western Australia here.


Northern Territory

Dining out

Restaurants, cafes and bars can re-open for dine-in service as long as the 4 square metre rule is followed and customers don’t stay for longer than two hours.

As of June 5, all hospitality venues will be allowed to re-open with no time limit, and can serve alcohol without meals.

Visiting family and friends

There’s no limit to how many people can gather indoors or outdoors, as long as everyone maintains 1.5 metres between themselves and people they don’t live with.

Regional travel

The government strongly advises that residents restrict all travel and cancel any non-essential travel.

Gym

Indoor gyms and fitness studios can open, including ones running Cross Fit, Zumba and barre classes. From June 5, team sports including football, basketball, soccer and netball can resume.

Other restrictions

Museums, galleries, zoos, libraries, places of worship and beauty salons can open.

From June 5, cinemas, theatres and concert halls can re-open, and parlours can offer tattoos and piercings again.

Find the full list of COVID-19 restrictions in the Northern Territory here.

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