Adult venues

In line with Canberra’s Recovery Plan: Easing of Restrictions, Step 2.2 restrictions are currently in place. This came into effect at 12noon on Friday 19 June.

Stage 3 restrictions will only come into effect following a successful check point.

Stage 3 Restriction easing (Pending successful check point)

What can I do?

  • In Stage 3, strip clubs, brothels and escort agencies can reopen.
  • Venues can have 25 patrons or one person per 4 square metres, whichever is greater (excluding staff).

What can’t I do?

  • Patrons should not stand around while drinking. They must remain seated either at the bar (away from the area where orders are taken) or at a table.
  • Do not attend a venue if you are unwell.

What are my responsibilities?

  • Venues need a COVID Safety Plan. Guidelines will be available for premises to refer to in developing their Plans.
  • Venues are required to ask all patrons for their first name and phone number and record it along with the date and time they attended the venue. Details can be securely destroyed after 28 days.
  • Venues need to clearly display occupancy allowance at the entrance to each venue or space.
  • Venues need to carefully manage the entry, exit and flow of visitors through their premises.
  • Venues should increase cleaning of high touch areas and other facilities.

What are the community responsibilities?

  • Maintain personal hygiene, including regular hand washing.
  • Limit the time at a venue to less than two hours, and stay in one part of the venue as much as possible.
  • Stay home if unwell.
  • Get tested if you have COVID-19 symptoms.

What does the public need to know?

  • Restrictions are easing but your responsibility hasn’t.
  • Continue to practise good hand and respiratory hygiene, physical distancing, stay home if you are unwell and get tested if you have symptoms of COVID-19.
  • You should also download the COVIDSafe app and ensure you provide your first name and contact number to any businesses that are required to ask for contact tracing purposes.

Be sensible when you have people over at your residence and have your own control measures in place. Know who is there and at what times, download the COVIDSafe app, join Flu Tracker and participate in important YourSay Community Panel engagements and health surveys that will help the ACT respond the best that it can.

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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: July 22 2020