More details of the shutdown

Lucy Wicks MP - Championing mould related illnesses in parliament.Lucy Wicks MP -

Member for Robertson, Lucy Wicks, has issued a reminder to Central Coast residents of the latest steps announced by Prime Minister, Scott Morrison, on and before March 25, to help combat coronavirus.

“We are conscious of the real impacts that these measures are having on the daily lives of Australians and so we will continue to do everything we can to support our people through what is going to be an incredibly difficult time,” Wicks said.

The measures, which took effect March 26, include a ban on overseas travel.

They also include the closure of all pubs, clubs, restaurants, café’s and food courts, excluding any takeaway or home delivery services.

Retail businesses such as auction houses, real estate auctions and open house inspections are also banned, while outdoor and indoor markets will be a decision for each state and territory.

Beauty and personal care services such as beauty therapy, tanning, waxing, nail salons, tattoo parlours, spas and massage parlours are shut down, however the bans do not apply to hairdressers and barber shops.

Entertainment venues including cinemas, nightclubs, casinos, gaming or gambling venues, strip clubs, brothels, concert venues, theatre, stadiums, arcades and play centres are all shut down.

Leisure and recreation venues including community centres, health clubs, gyms, swimming pools and boot camps have also been banned, while outdoor personal training operations are limited to groups of no more than 10 people.

All galleries, museums, national institutions and historic sites, libraries, community centres, and youth centres, as well as community halls, clubs, RSLs, and PCYCs have now been closed.

Weddings can continue to be conducted where there are no more than five people in attendance and funerals need to be restricted to no more than 10 people.“These have not been easy decisions, but they are necessary to save lives in our community,” Wicks said.

“All the actions we are taking are based on advice from leading medical experts and are designed to protect Australians from this virus.”
Latest updates and advice on the coronavirus can be found at

Media release, Mar 26
Member for Robertson, Lucy Wicks

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