24 March 2020 – Escalated social distancing measures announced, schools and many workplaces unaffected

Type of Intervention: Advisory
Sectors Involved: Education, Executive Office, Immigration
Level of Jurisdiction: National
Lead People/Agency: Prime Minister, Chief Medical Officer

Overview: Prime Ministerial Announcement of new escalated social distancing measures – Schools to remain open, workplaces to remain open where work-from-home options are not available.
Full details here: https://www.pm.gov.au/media/press-conference-australian-parliament-house-5

Type of Justification: Advice of INTERNAL government advisory committee or group, Advice of EXTERNAL expert advisor or advisory committee
Source of Evidence or Justification: National – government
Evidence/Justification: “Expert Medical Advice” and the advice of the National Security Committee Taskforce,