New Pandemic Orders are up.
Brief notes based off the main questions received.
In short - other than the under 18's being exempt now they changed very little except the fines, which are pretty outrageous.
Bizarrely, they did the exact same penalty units for 'failure to comply with an Order'. For ALL the orders. It's 60 units for a person, 300 units for a company. That's $10,898.4 and $54,492. The govt will now fine you over $10k for not wearing a mask. This is not a joke.
This is outlined under the Movement and Gathering Order which relates to mandating masks. The only exception to this is a 'restricted retail premises', which are defined as just beauty and hair - they're exempt from the mask mandate on site.
Businesses are covered under the Open Premises Order. In short, if the business is listed here - vx mandates apply, with only a handful having various exceptions. All of these now ONLY apply to 18+. Those under 18 essentially don't need the vx passport anymore.
Gyms are under Physical Recreation and still closed to unvxd with the following exceptions:
- conducting community sport.
- used exclusively by professional or high performance athletes.
- anyone necessary for conducting the activity of the above.
Other exceptions:
- unstaffed gyms don't need marshalls.
- outdoor unstaffed gyms don't have requirements.
- on site accommodation don't need gym marshalls.
- hydrotherapy is excluded from mandate but can't be in group lessons.
- swimming lessons are excluded from mandate.
Specific rules for 'restricted retail', which is hair & beauty. They're vx-only still but have no mask mandate.

Adult Education/Higher Ed: people can attend for the purpose of education services that can't be done remotely, including attending assessments & classes.
Drive-in cinemas are excluded from being vx only. Brothels aren't.
Go figure.
You can read them all here:…
Update: The orders themselves are not written well, so this is the max but is written only as 'the penalty'.

The details are meant to be publicly gazetted and/or written in policy docs. So obviously it's really clear 🙄

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