Hi All,

I have been requested by Ian Everard, President of Tea Tree Gully Gem and Mineral Club Inc., to advise members that club meetings and club classes/workshops will cease for the time being (i.e. until further notice), following the Indoor Gatherings distancing rules imposed by the Commonwealth and State Governments in response to the COVID-19 Pandemic

For further clarification click/tap on the hyperlink below to see the coronavirus measures media statement, 20th March 2020, by Prime Minister Scott Morrison.


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Mel Jones


Indoor Gatherings

As previously advised, non-essential indoor gatherings of greater than 100 people are not permitted.

This does not apply to essential activities such as public transportation facilities, medical and health care facilities, pharmacies, emergency service facilities, correctional facilities, youth justice centres or other places of custody, courts or tribunals, Parliaments, food markets, supermarkets and grocery stores, shopping centres, office buildings, factories, construction sites, mining sites, freight and logistics terminals, where it is necessary for their normal operation (although social distancing and hygiene practices are required in these settings).

National Cabinet agreed to risk mitigation measures for non-essential indoor gatherings of fewer than 100 people including the following:

  • In a given occupied space, there must be a density of no more than one person per four square metres of floor space. The 4 square metre arrangements for venues will come into effect from 20 March 2020 and will be mandated through state and territory regulatory arrangements.
  • For example, there can be 25 people in a 100 square metre room, who should maintain a physical healthy distance between each other of 1.5 metres.
  • Hand hygiene products and suitable waste receptacles must be made available, with frequent cleaning and waste disposal taking place.
  • The Department of Health recommendations for unwell individuals to isolate at home must be promoted.
  • For example:
  • Cinemas and theatres will decrease density of patrons, which could include alternate seating, staggered seating and alternate rows, except for family groups who may be seated together.
  • Seated restaurants may need to undertake a capacity reduction in order to meet the above density requirements.