Australia's Prime Minister Scott Morrison stated on Sunday that public gatherings should not exceed two people and Australians should exit exclusively when obligatory, whereas these over 70 should self-isolate to guard themselves from the novel coronavirus.
"Anyone who doesn't need to be out of their home should be in the home", he said.
Mr Morrison stressed that the two-person limit does not apply to people within the same household.
While noting that the daily rate of increase of confirmed infections has fallen from 30 percent last week to 9 percent Sunday, he added that "there are no guarantees about how that goes forward".
People at St Kilda Beach in Melbourne on Saturday.
Public playgrounds and skate parks will be closed from tomorrow, and boot camps will be limited to two people - a personal trainer and the client.
Morrison stated that people "should keep house" until going out to do important procuring, workout routines, for medical appointments or to work and schooling if they cannot work or be taught remotely.
He reiterated that there were only four reasons to leave the house.
The two-person limit doesn't apply to workplaces, schools or households.
Both Morrison and Murphy praised the majority of Australians for following physical distancing measures and abiding by the growing list of social restrictions brought in to curb the spread of the pandemic disease. "Our kids are at home now, as are most kids, and Jenny went out yesterday and bought them a whole bunch of jigsaw puzzles". All boot camps of 10 people or less have effectively been banned.
"So I would say to employers, who I know are going through very hard times, these changes will be announced soon and I would ask that before you make any further decisions that you take the opportunity to see the further measures that the government will be announcing, and we will be seeking to enlist you in that process".
"They are not self-isolating for the goal that people. but this is for their own protection to limit their interaction with others in the community", he said.
Mr Morrison said the Government was also issuing strong advice to people over the age of 70 to "stay at home and self-isolate for their own protection".
People aged over 70, those with chronic illnesses over 60, and First Nations people over 50, are "strongly advised" to self-isolate, for possibly six months. This included people buying sporting equipment for home exercise.
Speaking to the ABC's "Insiders" ahead of the prime minister's comments, Finance Minister Mathias Cormann suggested the measures would put the economy in "hibernation" while the country rides out the severe impact of the coronavirus.
This wasn't made clear in the press conference but is OK as long as social distancing is practised.
These rules come into effect from noon today.