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New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern introduces alert system to halt spread of Coronavirus

New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern has introduced a four-tier alert system, which includes a ban on mass gatherings, to stop the spread of Coronavirus. With the country now having…

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Mar 21, 2020 Aquatics / Entertainment / Events / Fitness / Government /

 
 

New four square metre rule for indoor spaces announced

Indoor spaces including workplaces, cinemas and theatres, restaurants, bars and pubs are now being forced to comply with an indoor limit of one person for every four square metres. While…

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Mar 20, 2020 Government / Hospitality / Safety / Venues / Wellness /

 
 

Stakeholders seek Government stimulus support for privately operated sports centres

An online petition directed to Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison, is calling for ‘Government Stimulus to Save the Indoor Sports Industry in Australia’. The petition, at…

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Mar 20, 2020 Finance / Government / Recreation / Sport /

 
 

Queensland Health advise public aquatic centres are ‘safe for swimming’

Following advice from the Federal Government that public swimming pools are not required to close due to the Coronavirus crisis, Queensland Health has issued advice facilities are safe for…

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Mar 20, 2020 Aquatics / Government / Recreation / Wellness /

 
 

Australian tourism sector losing $3 billion a month as travel restrictions bite

Australia’s tourism industry is looking at losses of $3 billion per month nationally as the world locks down in the wake of the Coronavirus pandemic. The latest data shows the…

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Mar 20, 2020 Finance / Government / Tourism / Wellness /

 
 

Luna Park Sydney announces temporary closure 

Luna Park Sydney has advised today that it will close temporarily and until further notice because of the Coronavirus crisis. The closure of the popular historic amusement park and events…

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Mar 19, 2020 Attractions / Events / Government / Tourism / Venues /

 
 

Crown Casinos enjoy ‘exemptions’ to remain open in Melbourne and Perth

Despite advice that casinos and poker machine venues around the country should be closed to slow the Coronavirus outbreak, the Melbourne and Perth casinos operated by Crown Resorts…

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Mar 19, 2020 Government / Hospitality / Wellness /

 
 

Government issues Coronavirus guidelines for community sport, stating fitness centres and swimming pools need not close

The Australian Government has announced new community sport guidelines to combat the spread of Coronavirus (COVID-19). Released yesterday afternoon (18th March 2020), the guidelines…

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Mar 19, 2020 Aquatics / Government / Recreation / Sport / Wellness /

 
 

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