Haircut time limit cut, funeral rule eased

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The 30-minute restriction on haircuts has been lifted as the federal government tinkers with measures to slow the spread of coronavirus.

But the prime minister says the four square metre rule per person must be strictly followed by hairdressers and barbers, and personal contact during appointments must be minimised.

States and territories can also provide exemptions to the 10-person limit for funerals in cases of hardship, Scott Morrison said on Thursday.

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