16 March 2020 – Government advises against large gatherings of more than 500 people, essential services unaffected

Type of Intervention: Advisory
Sectors Involved: Executive Office
Intervention Categories: Social and physical distancing measures; Gatherings, businesses, and services
Level of Jurisdiction: Federal
Lead People/Agency: Prime Minister

Overview: Official Statement advising against holding non-essential, organised public gatherings of more than 500 people from Monday 16th March 2020. Essential services such as schools, workplaces, hospitals, public transportation, domestic travel and universities as well as public transient places such as shopping centres will not be impacted.
Full details here: https://www.pm.gov.au/media/advice-coronavirus

Type of Justification: Advice of INTERNAL government advisory committee or group
Source of Evidence or Justification: National – other
Evidence/Justification: Based on the expert medical advice of the Australian Health Protection Principal Committee (AHPPC)