From midnight tonight, there are a whole new lot of regulations coming into place across Australia.

Indoor and outdoor limits are changing, from ten to two, which means only two people can be present in a space together at any time unless it’s:

– People who live in the same household going out together

– Attending a funeral (maximum of 10 people)

– Attending a wedding (maximum of five people)

The government has also urged people to stay home unless they:

  are shopping for essentials, such as food and sanitary items

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– require medical or healthcare needs

– have compassionate care duties

– are exercising outdoors (while keeping a safe distance from others, and only with one other person or people of the same household)

– are working or studying and unable to do so from home

Public outdoor spaces will also close, including outdoor gyms, skate parks and playgrounds.

Police will also have the power to issue on-the-spot fines for people who flout the rules, and they could issue the following amounts:

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NEW SOUTH WALES

– On-the-spot fines of $1000 for individuals and $5000 for businesses flouting social distancing rules

– Fines of $11,000 and up to six months’ jail for breaching quarantine.

VICTORIA

– On-the-spot fines of $1652 for individuals and $9913 for businesses flouting social distancing rules

– Fines of almost $19,826 for individuals and $100,000 for companies for breaching quarantine.

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QUEENSLAND

– On-the-spot fines of $1334 for individuals and $6672 for businesses flouting social distancing rules

– Fines of up to $13,345 for individuals breaching quarantine.

WESTERN AUSTRALIA

– On-the-spot fines of $1000 for individuals and $5000 for businesses flouting social distancing rules

– Fines of up to $50,000 or one year’s jail time for for breaching quarantine

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NORTHERN TERRITORY

– Fines of up to $62,000 for breaching quarantine.

SOUTH AUSTRALIA

– On-the-spot fines of $1000 for individuals and $5000 for businesses flouting social distancing rules

– Fines of up to $25,000 for breaching quarantine.

TASMANIA

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– On-the-spot fines of up to $1000 and possible arrest for flouting social distancing rules

– Fines of $16,800 and up to six months’ jail for breaching quarantine.

AUSTRALIAN CAPITAL TERRITORY

– On-the-spot fines for individuals flouting social distancing rules

– Fines of $8000 for individuals breaching quarantine and $40,500 for corporations