Covid-19: Here’s the list of ‘reasonable excuses’ for leaving home that will save you a $1000 fine.
Under the new coronavirus regulations, people are bound to stay at home unless they have one of 16 “reasonable excuses”.
The minimum penalty for breaching the regulations is a $1000 fine.
This is the list from the NSW Government Gazette:
- Obtaining food or other goods or services for the personal needs of the household, including pets, and for vulnerable persons
- Travelling for work if it can’t be done from home.
- Childcare drop-offs and pick-ups.
- Attending school or other educational institution if it can’t be done from home.
- Obtaining medical care or health supplies, or fulfilling carer’s responsibilities.
- Attending a wedding or a funeral.
- Moving to a new place of residence, or a business to new premises, or inspecting a potential new place.
- Providing care or assistance (including personal care) to a vulnerable person.
- Donating blood.
- Undertaking any legal obligations.
- Continued existing arrangements for children moving between the homes of parents who have broken up.
- Accessing a range of public services, such as employment, domestic violence and mental health.
- Priests and ministers can provide pastoral care.
- Avoiding injury or illness or to escape a risk of harm.
- For emergencies or compassionate reasons.