COVID-Safe Australia Step 1: Easing Restrictions from 15 May 2020
Let's work together to stop the spread.
On 8 May 2020, the Australian Government outlined a 3-step plan to gradually ease restrictions introduced at the end of March 2020; and to re-open a COVID-Safe Australia and economy.
Step 1 will focus on carefully reopening the economy and giving Australians opportunities to return to work and social activities, including gatherings of up to 10 people, up to 5 visitors in the family home, some local and regional travel and reopening restaurants, cafes and shopping.
So from Friday 20 May 2020, we will start to see more of our retailers reopen to trade. Some of our retailers have started to reopen voluntarily, and the changes affects our Cafes and Restaurants who are now able to serve up to 10 customers at a time, in addition to the takeaway. Some of our beauty therapy and nail salons will also be able to open for up to 10 people.
We’re committed to keeping you updated, please click here to view individual store opening hours.
While it is encouraging that restrictions are starting to be eased, as a community we still have a way to go and we continue to follow Government and Health Department advice. We ask for the ongoing support of our community in maintaining social distancing and supporting our hygiene standards, whilst we continue to work collaboratively with our retailers supporting them in their reopening plans. Together, we can help stop the spread.
This continues to be a tough time for all our customers, retailers and employees within our community, across Australia and the world, but the health, safety and well-being of our community and our loved ones is most important. Things are changing every day, so let’s stay calm, safe and look after each other.
The changes that have affected our centre include:
1. Cafes, restaurants and food courts will be able to open for up to 10 dine-in guests at a time, in addition to serving takeaway food
2. Pubs with dine-in restaurants will be able to open to serve up to 10 dine-in guests at a time (bottle shops attached to these venues will continue to remain open)
3. Beauty salons, nail, massage and tanning salons and tattoo parlours will be able to open
4. Hair salons and barbers are still open and social distancing must be observed
5. Cinemas, auditoriums and entertainment venues remain closed
6. Amusement parks and arcades remain closed
7. Community and recreation centres, gyms, yoga and barre studios, spin facilities, fitness centres and spas remain closed.
Some businesses and services have been exempted from these changes and will remain open including all health-related services (for example physiotherapists).
We will be open and operating as normal except for these above restrictions.
To help all of us and our community stay safe and healthy, all restrictions relating to social distancing stay in place and must be strictly followed, so please let's work together to stop the spread:
All non-essential indoor gatherings of less than 100 people must have no more than one person per 4sqm
Keep 1.5 metres between yourselves and others
If you would like more information about the Australian Government Roadmap to a COVIDSafe Australia is available at
Throughout the COVID-19 crisis, Kawana Shoppingworld has been so proud to have been able to continue to serve, and to provide essential services and employment to our communities; including essential workers, the elderly and disadvantaged and the broader community.
We have worked closely with Government, the Department of Health and Retail industry bodies to ensure that we have not only followed protocols to help the community to stop the spread, but also additional measures that demonstrate that at Mirvac centres, the safety and well-being of our retailers, employees, customers and community is our highest mission.
If you are concerned or you would like to receive further information on COVID-19, call the Australian Department of Health Coronavirus Health Information Helpline on 1800 020 080. The line operates 24 hours, seven days a week.
Stay safe and see you soon,
Kawana Shoppingworld Centre Management Team