COVID-19 Restrictions 31st March 2020

People in NSW are living under Australia’s toughest coronavirus lockdown and face fines of up to $11,000 if they break the rules.

The State Government has warned the new laws, which came into effect at midnight on Monday, 30th March could be in place for weeks.

It has issued guidelines clarifying when it’s OK to leave the house.

Here’s what you can leave your home for:

  • Work, if a person can’t work from home
  • School or an educational institution
  • Shops for food and other essential items
  • Get medical care
  • Exercise, but only if the exercise is done alone or with one other person

Beyond those essential reasons for leaving the home, the Government has provided a list which would “excuse” somebody being outside.

It includes:

  • Fleeing an unsafe home, so to avoid injury or illness
  • Dealing with an emergency or on compassionate grounds
  • Providing care or helping a vulnerable relative/person
  • Taking your child to childcare
  • Attending a wedding (adhering to the five-person limit) or a funeral (adhering to a 10-person limit)
  • Moving house or moving between two places of residence
  • Donating blood
  • Fulfilling legal obligations
  • Accessing support services such as employment services, mental services etc
  • Fulfilling parental sharing arrangements of children (the Government says those conditions shouldn’t change and children can move between homes)
  • Going to a place of worship or to provide pastoral care, if you are a priest, minister or member of a religious order.

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The police have the power to deliver on-the-spot fines of $1,000 to individuals who breach those rules.

The maximum penalty that can be given by a court is $11,000 and six months in jail.

For anybody who is outside their house, they can only be with one other person unless they’re part of your immediate family or are housemates.

The same rule applies for having another person over to your house.

If you are inside, there can only be two people gathered in that room, and social distancing must be adhered to.


With the spread of COVID 19 (Coronavirus) causing cancellations of major events the world over members of the Mini Car Club of NSW committee are working with information from Motorsport Australia and the Australian Government to formulate plans for attending this year’s events.

As at 23rd March ALL social events and meetings have been cancelled or postponed until further notice

For daily updates please refer to:

Requirements are:

  • Any person who has returned from ANY overseas travel in the 14 days prior to any event is to remain in self-isolation and NOT TO ATTEND
  • Any Person who is displaying ANY cold or flu symptoms in the lead up to any event is NOT TO ATTEND.
  • Should any person start displaying these symptoms during an event they are asked to immediately report that fact to the organisers and to self-isolate.
  • Any person who has had any unprotected contact with any known or suspected Covid 19 case in the 14 days before any event is NOT TO ATTEND
  • All participants will be strongly encouraged to wash their hands or use hand sanitiser throughout the event.
  • All participants are required to maintain a 1.5 metre separation between each other and avoid contact.
  • Any coughs or sneezes should be caught with a tissue or an inner elbow to prevent spread of airborne molecules.

We will keep you updated as soon as possible of any changes via our website, Facebook page or email if possible.

The committee

Mini Car Club of NSW