20 March, 2020
PM announces one person per every four square metres for indoor activities.
The Federal Government has announced that all non-essential indoor activities would now be subject to further restrictions, including one person per every four square metres and the federal budget will be delayed until October.
The Federal Government has announced that all non-essential indoor activities would now be subject to further restrictions and that the federal budget will be delayed until October.
Mr Morrison confirmed that cabinet has agreed to a cap of one person per four square metres for indoor gatherings, including in pubs, cafes and restaurants, as was recommended by Australia's chief medical officers.
"If you've got a premise that's 100 square metres, then you can have 25 people in that room," he said.
"You should also continue to practise wherever possible the 1.5 metres of healthy distance between people."
Mr Morrison said the measures would be in place for at least six months.
"Of course it could be longer, nobody really knows."
Cabinet will also consider adopting further travel restrictions next week.
The Prime Minister said that Australians should "reconsider the need for unnecessary travel" and further advice is being taken to the national cabinet next Tuesday night and will be available before people go on school holidays.
"I am just flagging that for next week when we consider those issues on a broader scale," he said