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Australia’s state by state coronavirus lockdown rules and restrictions explained

Australian states and territories are currently under different levels of restrictions to contain Covid-19.



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Here we answer some of the most common questions people have about the restrictions in each state, based on the information available as of 28 September.

This article should not be treated as legal advice. It will be updated as new restrictions are announced, implemented or repealed.

You can find the official state and territory restriction guides for NSW, Queensland, Victoria, Tasmania, Western Australia, South Australia, the Northern Territory and the ACT here.



a group of people on a beach: Swimmers take a selfie at Bondi Beach in Sydney on 15 May. Australia’s coronavirus lockdown rules and restrictions are gradually being lifted, but when will they end? Get the latest Covid-19 guidelines explained, and your questions answered, like ‘How many people can I have in my house?’ and ‘Can I travel from NSW to Victoria?’


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Swimmers take a selfie at Bondi Beach in Sydney on 15 May. Australia’s coronavirus lockdown rules and restrictions are gradually being lifted, but when will they end? Get the latest Covid-19 guidelines explained, and your questions answered, like ‘How many people can I have in my house?’ and ‘Can

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How the wedding industry is struggling under strict coronavirus restrictions

By now, wedding season should be reaching a triumphant end, thousands of bouquets thrown and garters tossed, with vendors retreating with fatigue. This year, of course, it never really got started.



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Like most in the industry, Marianna Vaki, founder of London-based cake makers Whisk and Drizzle, began 2020 with a diary full of bookings but due to ongoing restrictions, she has been able to fulfil just 10 per cent of those orders, many of which had to be downsized. The rest of her brides have moved their weddings to next year, with some considering postponing again to 2022. If they do, she faces a second year with little-to-no income and the prospect that her business might not survive. “If weddings don’t resume next year, a lot of us won’t be here in 2022,” she says, adding that she is having to look for another job

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If not for the coronavirus, Oct. 10 would’ve been the most popular wedding day, the Knot says :: WRAL.com

Saturday would have been the most popular day to get married before the pandemic, according to the Knot.

More than 104,000 weddings were scheduled to take place on October 10 through Knot’s registry. But, that didn’t end up happening. (Love may be powerful, but it can’t stop the coronavirus from spreading.)

Knot is a wedding planner app and website, which more than 25 million people have used to plan their wedding.

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The majority of wedding guests said that this year, they preferred outdoor gatherings with less than 25 people in attendance. Couples also said that they wanted masks to be required, according to the Global COVID-19 Weddings Report.

For the couples that did not decide to change their wedding date, nearly all said that they were having to make changes or take precautions to adjust to the pandemic.

A little more than a third of couples who initially scheduled their

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Coronavirus UK: Marshals will be armed with body cameras to catch rule breakers

A snooper army of Covid marshals armed with body cameras will film evidence of breaches of coronavirus restrictions at weddings, parties, pubs and restaurants under new Government guidelines published this week. 

Boris Johnson’s derided marshals, dubbed ‘Covid Wombles’, will be expected to call police or council inspectors to enforce any breaches at premises they visit.

They will be given a checklist of coronavirus measures to ensure compliance in hospitality venues including pubs, bars, restaurants, takeaways and shops, as well as tourist attractions, ‘close contact services’ including hairdressers and nail bars, and ‘wedding receptions and celebrations’.

The guidance, published by Robert Jenrick’s Department for Housing, Communities and Local Government, suggests the marshals should receive security training and could operate a yellow card system — where they issue two warnings before businesses face fines or closure.

In a move suggesting that there will be confrontations with unhappy members of the public, the

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Micro Wedding Coronavirus Personal Essay

I didn’t grow up imagining what my wedding would look like. But I did always assume I would get married.

I was lucky enough to have had a happy, fairly conventional childhood. I grew up in a small town in upstate New York in a traditional family of four, with parents who’ve now been married for 36 years. From my limited perspective, that’s just what adults did: they got married.

When I met Tom, or rather met him again, I was nearing 30 and starting to lose faith in my assumption about getting married. After four years of many, many failed attempts at forming a romantic relationship out of the desperate game that is dating in New York City, I was starting to feel like I was never going to find a boyfriend, much less a husband.

Tom and I had worked together for three years at Scientific American

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How this entrepreneur’s calligraphy business survived coronavirus



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A part-time primary school teacher and entrepreneur from Essex has shared how the spirit of her local community and getting on Instagram helped get her business back on track.

Heather Syrett, 28 and from Leigh-on-Sea, runs Leigh Calligraphy which specialises in calligraphy design and workshops.

Her passion for the craft started in 2017, when she wanted to design her own wedding invitations, signage and table decor, and so taught herself the art of calligraphy using videos and books.



a woman sitting on a table: Heather Syrett runs Leigh Calligraphy, which specialises in calligraphy design and workshops


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Heather Syrett runs Leigh Calligraphy, which specialises in calligraphy design and workshops

She soon became hooked and set up her own classes to teach others, started exhibiting at arts and crafts festivals and designing stationery for weddings.

After two successful years and ever-increasing demand, Heather decided to take the leap and go part-time at the school she worked

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Australia’s state by state coronavirus lockdown rules and restrictions explained | Australia news

Australian states and territories are currently under different levels of restrictions to contain Covid-19.

Here we answer some of the most common questions people have about the restrictions in each state, based on the information available as of 28 September.

This article should not be treated as legal advice. It will be updated as new restrictions are announced, implemented or repealed.

You can find the official state and territory restriction guides for NSW, Queensland, Victoria, Tasmania, Western Australia, South Australia, the Northern Territory and the ACT here.

Victoria coronavirus outbreak: what are the rules and do they apply to me?

Melbourne entered stage four restrictions from 6pm on Sunday 2 August, and a statewide mandatory mask policy took effect from midnight Sunday 2 August. On Thursday 17 September, regional Victoria moved to “step three” of the state’s roadmap out of lockdown.

You can read all about the rules and recommendations

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Couple marries at drive-in wedding to avoid 15-person coronavirus limit

Despite coronavirus regulations in the U.K., this couple was able to have 250 guests at their wedding — but they were all in cars.

Roma Popat, 30, and her now-husband Vinal Patel, 30, were married last Friday in a drive-in wedding ceremony on a 500-acre estate in Essex, England.

The couple had initially planned to get married in April, but when the pandemic hit, they decided to postpone to October, DailyMail.com reported.

“At the time, we did not understand the severity of the situation and were still holding out hope that we could have a re-arranged wedding for 700 guests, as originally planned,” Popat said, according to the British website.

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However, when they got closer to the new date and U.K. coronavirus regulations continued to ban large gatherings, the couple decided to go in a different

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Coronavirus: Couple get married in front of 200 guests by having a drive-in wedding | UK News

A couple got married in front of more than 200 people when they held a drive-in wedding in Essex.

Roma Popat and Vinal Patel got around current coronavirus restrictions when their guests watched the four-hour ceremony on a big screen outside while sitting inside their own cars.

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Guests watch Roma Popat and Vinal Patel's COVID-secure wedding at Braxted Park. Pic: Tim Stewart News
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Guests watch the COVID-safe wedding from their cars in the grounds of Braxted Park. Pic: Tim Stewart News

Only 15 guests are allowed to attend wedding ceremonies and receptions at COVID-secure locations in England – but the occasion was organised in just three weeks to create the special drive-in experience and allow more people to enjoy the couple’s big day.

The ceremony was held directly in front of a small number of immediate family – and shown on a screen outside where guests were watching from more than 100 parked cars.

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Drive-in wedding in Essex bypasses coronavirus guest limit | Coronavirus outbreak

With a global pandemic, heavy rain and a 15-person limit on nuptials to contend with, one couple decided there was only one way to do their big day: a drive-in wedding.

Roma Popat and Vinal Patel got around Covid-19 restrictions by letting 200 guests attend and watch the four-hour ceremony from the comfort of their own cars.

The pair got married in front of a small gathering of immediate family at Braxted Park, a 500-acre estate in Chelmsford, Essex, while friends and family watched on big screens from more than 100 cars parked outside. Another 300 guests tuned in via video link from around the world.

As is tradition with Hindu weddings, the groom made an entrance, travelling around the field before the ceremony and waving at guests, who still got dressed up for the occasion, from a decorated golf buggy driven by a member of venue staff wearing a

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