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3-Step Framework for a COVIDSafe Australia

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Publication date: 
8 May 2020
Last updated: 
21 May 2020
Publication type: 
Infographic
Intended audience: 
General public
Description: 

This infographic presents the 3-step framework for a COVIDSafe Australia.

Underlying principles:

  • Maintain 1.5m distancing and good hygiene
  • Stay home if unwell
  • Frequently clean and disinfect communal areas
  • COVIDSafe plan for workplaces and premises

Overview of steps:

  • Step 1: The important first small steps — connect with friends and family — allowing groups of people to be together in homes and in the community.
  • Step 2: Slightly larger gatherings and more businesses reopening. Higher risk activities have tighter restrictions.
  • Step 3: A commitment to reopening business and the community with minimal restrictions, but underpinned by COVIDSafe ways of living.

GATHERINGS & WORK

STEP 1: The important first small steps — connect with friends and family — allowing groups of people to be together in homes and in the community. Some businesses reopen.

  • Non-work gatherings of up to 10
  • Up to 5 visitors at home in addition to normal residents
  • Work from home if it works for you and your employer
  • Workplaces develop a COVIDSafe plan
  • Avoid public transport in peak hour

STEP 2: Building on slightly larger gatherings and more businesses reopening. Higher risk activities may have tighter restrictions.

  • Non-work gatherings of up to 20
  • States and territories may allow larger numbers in some circumstances
  • Work from home if it works for you and your employer
  • Workplaces develop a COVIDSafe plan
  • Avoid public transport in peak hour

STEP 3: A commitment to reopening of business and the community with minimal restrictions, but underpinned by COVIDSafe ways of living.

  • Non-work gatherings of up to 100 people
  • Larger gatherings to be considered
  • Return to workplace
  • Workplaces develop a COVIDSafe plan
  • Avoid public transport in peak hour

EDUCATION & CHILDCARE

STEP 1: The important first small steps — connect with friends and family — allowing groups of people to be together in homes and in the community. Businesses reopen, and more people return to work.

  • Child care centres, primary and secondary schools open as per state and territory plans
  • Universities/technical colleges to increase face-to-face where possible and prioritise hands-on, skills based learning

STEP 2: Building on slightly larger gatherings and more businesses reopening. Higher risk activities may have tighter restrictions.

  • Child care centres, primary and secondary schools open as per state and territory plans
  • Universities/technical colleges to increase face-to-face where possible and prioritise hands-on, skills based learning

STEP 3: A commitment to reopening of business and the community with minimal restrictions, but underpinned by COVIDSafe ways of living.

  • Child care centres, primary and secondary schools open as per state and territory plans
  • Universities/technical colleges to increase face-to-face where possible and prioritise hands-on, skills based learning
  • Consider reopening residential colleges and international student travel

RETAIL & SALES

STEP 1: The important first small steps — connect with friends and family — allowing groups of people to be together in homes and in the community. Businesses reopen, and more people return to work.

  • Retail stores open
  • Retail stores and shopping centre managers must develop COVIDSafe plans
  • Auctions/open homes can have gatherings of up to 10, recording contact details

STEP 2: Building on slightly larger gatherings and more businesses reopening. Higher risk activities may have tighter restrictions.

  • Retail stores open
  • Retail stores and shopping centre managers must develop COVIDSafe plans
  • Auctions/open homes can have gatherings of up to 20, recording contact details

STEP 3: A commitment to reopening of business and the community with minimal restrictions, but underpinned by COVIDSafe ways of living.

  • Retail stores open
  • Retail stores and shopping centre managers must develop COVIDSafe plans
  • Auctions/open homes can have gatherings of up to 100, recording contact details

CAFES & RESTAURANTS

STEP 1: The important first small steps – connect with friends and family - allowing groups of people to be together in homes and in the community. Businesses reopen, and more people return to work.

  • May open and seat up to 10 patrons at one time
  • Need to maintain an average density of 4 square metres per person
  • Food courts are to remain closed to seated patrons

STEP 2: Building on slightly larger gatherings and more businesses reopening. Higher risk activities may have tighter restrictions.

  • Cafes and restaurants can seat up to 20 patrons at one time
  • Need to maintain an average density of 4 square metres per person
  • Food courts are to remain closed to seated patrons

STEP 3: A commitment to reopening of business and the community with minimal restrictions, but underpinned by COVIDSafe ways of living.

  • Cafes, restaurants and food courts can seat up to 100 people
  • Need to maintain an average density of 4 square metres per person

ENTERTAINMENT & AMUSEMENT VENUES

STEP 1: The important first small steps — connect with friends and family — allowing groups of people to be together in homes and in the community. Businesses reopen, and more people return to work.

  • To remain closed: Indoor movie theatres, concert venues, stadiums, galleries, museums, zoos, pubs, registered and licensed clubs, nightclubs, gaming venues, strip clubs and brothels
  • Exception: Restaurants or cafes in these venues may seat up to 10 patrons at one time

STEP 2: Building on slightly larger gatherings and more businesses reopening. Higher risk activities may have tighter restrictions.

  • Indoor movie theatres, concert venues, stadiums, galleries, museums, zoos may have up to 20 patrons
  • To remain closed: pubs, registered and licensed clubs, RSL clubs, casinos, nightclubs, strip clubs and brothels
  • Exception: Restaurants or cafes in these venues may seat up to 20 patrons at one time

STEP 3: A commitment to reopening of business and the community with minimal restrictions, but underpinned by COVIDSafe ways of living.

  • Venues open in Step 2 may have up to 100 patrons
  • Consideration will be given to opening bar areas and gaming rooms
  • Exception: Restaurants or cafes in these venues may seat up to 100 patrons at one time
  • To remain closed: strip clubs and brothels

SPORT & RECREATION

STEP 1: The important first small steps — connect with friends and family — allowing groups of people to be together in homes and in the community. Businesses reopen, and more people return to work.

  • No indoor physical activity including gyms
  • Community centres, outdoor gyms, playgrounds and skate parks allow up to 10 people
  • Outdoor sport (up to 10 people) consistent with the AIS Framework for Rebooting Sport
  • Pools open with restrictions

STEP 2: Building on slightly larger gatherings and more businesses reopening. Higher risk activities may have tighter restrictions.

  • Up to 20 people allowed to participate in outdoor sports consistent with the AIS Framework for Rebooting Sport
  • Up to 20 people allowed to participate in all indoor sports, including gyms
  • Need to maintain an average density of 4 square metres per person
  • Pools open with restrictions

STEP 3: A commitment to reopening of business and the community with minimal restrictions, but underpinned by COVIDSafe ways of living.

  • All venues allowed to operate with gatherings of up to 100 people
  • Need to maintain an average density of 4 square metres per person
  • Community sport expansion to be considered consistent with the AIS Framework for Rebooting Sport

ACCOMMODATION

STEP 1: The important first small steps — connect with friends and family — allowing groups of people to be together in homes and in the community. Businesses reopen, and more people return to work.

  • Continue current arrangements for caravan parks and camping grounds (closed to tourists in some states and territories)
  • Hostels and hotels are open for accommodation

STEP 2: Building on slightly larger gatherings and more businesses reopening. Higher risk activities may have tighter restrictions.

  • Caravan parks and camping grounds fully open
  • All accommodation areas open and allow gatherings of up to 20 people

STEP 3: A commitment to reopening of business and the community with minimal restrictions, but underpinned by COVIDSafe ways of living.

  • All accommodation areas open and allow gatherings of up to 100 people

WEDDINGS, FUNERALS & RELIGIOUS SERVICES

STEP 1: The important first small steps — connect with friends and family — allowing groups of people to be together in homes and in the community. Businesses reopen, and more people return to work.

  • Weddings may have up to 10 guests in addition to the couple and the celebrant
  • Funerals may have up to 20 mourners indoors and 30 outdoors
  • Religious gatherings may have up to10 attendees
  • Every gathering must record contact details

STEP 2: Building on slightly larger gatherings and more businesses reopening. Higher risk activities may have tighter restrictions.

  • Weddings may have up to 20 guests in addition to the couple and the celebrant
  • Funerals may have up to 50 mourners
  • Religious gatherings may have up to 20 attendees
  • Every gathering must record contact details

STEP 3: A commitment to reopening of business and the community with minimal restrictions, but underpinned by COVIDSafe ways of living.

  • Allow gatherings of up to 100 people
  • Every gathering must record contact details

HAIR & BEAUTY SERVICES

STEP 1: The important first small steps — connect with friends and family — allowing groups of people to be together in homes and in the community. Businesses reopen, and more people return to work.

  • Hairdressers and barber shops open and record contact details
  • Beauty therapy and massage therapy venues, saunas and tattoo parlours remain closed

STEP 2: Building on slightly larger gatherings and more businesses reopening. Higher risk activities may have tighter restrictions.

  • Hairdressers and barber shops open and record contact details
  • Beauty therapy and massage therapy venues and tattoo parlours can open with up to 20 clients in the premises and record contact details
  • Saunas and bathhouses remain closed

STEP 3: A commitment to reopening of business and the community with minimal restrictions, but underpinned by COVIDSafe ways of living.

  • All establishments allowed to open with up to 100 people
  • Record contact details

DOMESTIC TRAVEL

STEP 1: The important first small steps — connect with friends and family — allowing groups of people to be together in homes and in the community. Businesses reopen, and more people return to work.

  • Allow local and regional travel for recreation
  • Refer to state and territory governments for border restrictions and biosecurity conditions

STEP 2: Building on slightly larger gatherings and more businesses reopening. Higher risk activities may have tighter restrictions.

  • Allow local and regional travel for recreation
  • Consider allowing interstate recreational travel depending on the situation in each state and territory
  • Refer to state and territory governments for biosecurity conditions

STEP 3: A commitment to reopening of business and the community with minimal restrictions, but underpinned by COVIDSafe ways of living.

  • Allow interstate travel
  • Refer to state and territory governments for biosecurity conditions