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Horse racing across Australia is set to continue at least for the time being after the government outlined the stricter policies last night regarding the coronavirus.

Scott Morrison addressed the country last night in which he implemented stricter rules around some businesses although horse racing was not affected with the states continuing to implement more stringent conditions on industry participants to allow the codes to continue for as long as possible.

However in the new rules auctions were banned which has cast doubt over the yearly Inglis Easter sales in Sydney.

From midnight on Wednesday, existing restrictions will be extended to include:

  • Food courts inside shopping centres – however, take-away will be allowed
  • Auction houses
  • Real estate auctions and open house inspections
  • Outdoor and indoor markets – excluding food markets
  • Beauty therapy, tanning, waxing, nail salons, massage and tattoo parlours
  • Amusement parks and arcades
  • Play centres, both indoor and outdoor
  • Community and recreation centres
  • Personal training will be limited to 10 people, with social distancing strictly enforced
  • Social and sporting-based activities, involving large groups
  • Galleries, museums, libraries and community facilities
  • Community clubs, halls and RSLs
  • Weddings are restricted to couples, the celebrant and witnesses (no more than five people)
  • Funerals have been restricted to no more than 10 people
 
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