Q: Mohammed is taking a walk around his neighbourhood for exercise. Is he allowed to do this?
A: Yes. He has a reasonable excuse, being exercise, for leaving his home.
Q: Ahmed wants to go to a shopping centre to buy a new pair of shoes, some books and groceries. Is he allowed to go?
A: Yes. Buying a new pair of shoes is “obtaining goods”. Buying books is “obtaining goods”. Buying groceries is “obtaining food”. He therefore has a “reasonable excuse” for leaving home.
Q: Lauren rides a bicycle for exercise. Lauren rides from Tempe to Kurnell every Saturday morning. Is she allowed to do this?
A: Yes. Lauren is leaving her home for the purpose of exercise, which is a reasonable excuse. She can do this with one other person who is not a member of her household.
Q: Priya wants to get a takeaway coffee and muffin for breakfast from her local coffee shop. Is she allowed to?
A: Yes. Priya is obtaining food. She has a “reasonable excuse” for leaving home.
Q: John, Paul and Ringo are siblings. They need to provide assistance to their mother, who is 80 years old and unable to do tasks like cleaning, obtaining groceries and gardening. Are John, Paul and Ringo allowed to go together to the grocery store to buy items needed for their mother?
A: Yes. John, Paul and Ringo have a “reasonable excuse” for leaving home, which is to obtain groceries for a vulnerable person, their mother. They are allowed to go together, because they are going to a grocery store, which is a place that is exempted from the limit on gatherings of more than 2 people. If they need to go somewhere else in order to provide assistance to their mother, they are also allowed to, because gatherings of more than 2 people are allowed to provide “care and assistance to a vulnerable person”.
Q: Maria and Sammy live in Sydney. They have booked a motel in Batemans Bay for the Easter long weekend. Can they go?
A: No. Taking a holiday in a regional area is not a reasonable excuse for leaving home.
Q: Aaliyah is a volunteer at a Foodbank. Can she go to the Foodbank warehouse to volunteer?
A: Yes. Aaliyah has a reasonable excuse for leaving home, because “work” includes work done as a volunteer.