Prime Minister Scott Morrison delivered a press conference on Friday afternoon in which he announced the next phase of his Government’s “scalable, sustainable” plan to limit the spread of COVID-19 in Australia.
Chief among the announcements was an adjustment to the rules about non-essential indoor gatherings. Such events are already limited to 100 people in an effort to promote social distancing, but that now goes even further.
“What we are now moving to is an arrangement for gatherings of less than 100, is that they would be four square metres provided per person in an enclosed space, in a room. So that’s 2m by 2m,” Prime Minister Morrison told media.
“So for example, if you’ve got a room… that’s 100 square metres, then you can have 25 people in that room.”
Prime Minister Morrison stressed that the measure is about regulating the capacity of a venue, and that the…