On Tuesday, the Australian Government announced the second phase of shutdown measures designed to slow the spread of COVID-19.
The measures, which come into effect from midnight tonight, will see additional non-essential services closed, including beauticians, food courts, libraries, galleries, and swimming pools, among others.
That’s on top of the previous measures announced over the weekend, which ordered the closure of businesses including restaurants, bars, pubs, clubs, nightclubs, gyms and indoor sporting venues, cinemas and entertainment venues, and places of worship.
(See our previous article ‘Stage two restrictions: Exactly what is and isn’t shutting down from midnight Wednesday’ for full details.)
These steps are part of what Prime Minister Scott Morrison is describing as his Government’s staged, “scalable” approach to the crisis.
So, what could the next step look…