Summary of key changes

In line with Step 2.2 of Canberra’s Recovery Plan, the following changes to COVID-19 restrictions in the ACT came into effect at 12 noon on Friday 19 June, 2020.

  • There will no longer be a limit on household visitation.
  • All public gatherings (except for the hospitality sector) will be set at one person per 4 square metres for each indoor and outdoor space, up to a maximum of 100 people (including staff, trainers and spectators).
  • For the hospitality sector (caf├ęs, restaurants, bars, pubs and clubs) gatherings will be set at 100 patrons for each indoor or outdoor space, or one person per 4 square metres, whichever is lesser. This limit excludes staff.
  • Bars, pubs, and clubs will be able to serve patrons alcohol in groups of up to 10 patrons per booking or table without serving a meal. Patrons are to be seated.
  • Full-contact training for sport, dance and martial arts is now allowed, as is circuit training.
  • The following can open, observing the one per 4 square metre rule for up to 100 people (including staff) per indoor or outdoor space:
    • Cinemas and movie theatres
    • Open air drive-in cinemas (max. 100 vehicles)
    • Indoor amusement centres, arcades, outdoor and indoor play centres; and
    • Betting agencies.
  • Further ease of measures, observing the one person per 4 square metre rule for up to 100 people (including staff) per indoor or outdoor space for:
    • Gyms, health clubs, fitness or wellness centres, yoga, barre, pilates and spin facilities, boot camps and personal training
    • Swimming pools
    • Community sport and organised sporting activities
    • Outdoor amusements and attractions
    • Dance classes
    • Choirs, bands and orchestras
    • Weddings and funerals
    • Personal services (beauty and nail salons, tattoo and body modification, tanning, waxing, spa and massage parlours)
    • community and youth centres
    • Caravan parks, campgrounds and camp sites; and
    • Places of worship and religious ceremonies.
  • Further ease of measures for galleries, museums, national institutions, historic sites and libraries to allow for:
    • One person per 4 square metres throughout the venue
    • Organised tour groups of up to 20 people (excluding staff).

For further information on the current restrictions visit the Groups and gatherings page.

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Acknowledgement of Country

We acknowledge the Traditional Custodians of the ACT, the Ngunnawal people. We acknowledge and respect their continuing culture and the contribution they make to the life of this city and this region.

Last Updated: June 30 2020