Updates on Restrictions for Tourism Businesses
As Phase 2 began on Monday, the State Government has released its formal Closure and Restrictions (Limit the Spread) Directions (No 3) which identifies permitted and restricted activities. The Directions can be seen here. You should review the Directions and how they apply to your individual business.
1. Permitted Tourism Services exempt from Gathering Limits and Safety Plans Under Section 12 of the Directions, many tourism services are exempt from the limits on gatherings. Neither the 20 person nor 4 square metres limit applies on these exempt services. A COVID Safety Plan is not required for these exempt services. Tourism services which are exempt include:
  • Accommodation services (including a hotel, motel or other accommodation facility) are exempt under section 12(0).
  • Airports are exempt under section 12(c).
  • Food Markets, Supermarkets & Grocery stores are exempt under section 12(l).
  • Motor Vehicles are exempt under section 12(u).
  • Public Transport including Charter Vehicles and similar services are exempt under section 12(d). This means neither the 20 person nor 4 square metres limit applies.
 
2. Special Cases
  • Takeaway food and delivery remain a permitted service. A COVID Safety Plan is not required for takeaway food services unless it is from a pub, bar or club with a liquor licence.
  • Swimming Pools are now permitted but with the 20 patron and 4sqm limits per pool. Communal shower and change room facilities remain closed, except for the toilets. A COVID Safety Plan is not required.
  • Non-contact sporting activity is permitted, indoors or outdoors, provided equipment is cleaned between uses and there are no more than 20 participants. A COVID Safety Plan is not required.
  • Indoor gym, health club or fitness centre where there is: no bodily contact, no use of shared equipment and no use of fixed equipment. Communal shower and change room facilities remain closed, except for the toilets. A COVID Safety Plan is required.

3. Meal Services Re-Opening with Limits and Safety Plans Sit-down meal service is now permitted in certain places with limits. The limits are 20 patrons (not including staff) and at least 4 square meters per patron. Alcohol is limited to consumption with a meal on licenced premises and COVID Safety Plans are required. Food Courts are still prohibited. The places now permitted to provide a meal with limits and a safety plan include:

  • a licenced pub, bar or club.
  • a licenced or unlicensed hotel.
  • a restaurant or cafe.
4. Tourism Services Still Prohibited Several tourism attractions, facilities and ancillary services remain completely prohibited. These are:
  • Amusement park or arcade.
  • Casino or entertainment venue.
  • Gallery, museum or historical sites.
  • Beauty parlour, spa or massage parlour and beauty therapy services.

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