With several Australian regions having done well to slow the spread of the coronavirus, the government will look to start easing movement restrictions in the areas least affected. This means some of us could be heading back to our favourite eating spots, but it definitely will look a bit different from what it was before.
Switzerland will similarly be opening up certain public spaces on 11 May. There, restaurants will be limiting table capacity to four pr table and spacing tables at least two meters apart. The government has indicated that Australia may be following suit soon.
Getting back to normal life
“This is the ticket to ensuring that we can have eased restrictions and Australians can go back to the lifestyle and the many things that they previously were able to do, and this is important,” said Prime Minister Scott Morrison in 7News.com.
“I look forward to the time where (Australians) can sit down for a meal at a restaurant or a cafe or a pub again,” the PM said on Wednesday.
“I look forward to the time where they can see, whether it is the AFL, the netball, the NRL, or whatever code they support, and being able to watch that again.
“But I can’t see them going along to a game for a while, those larger mass gatherings.
“I can see, I suppose, the opportunity for those seeking private prayer in a place of worship, I can see that happening.
“I can’t necessarily, though, see the larger services occurring again.”
Premier of New South Wales, Gladys Berejiklian, also told the publication that Friday, 1 May marks the day that the state’s residents will be permitted to visit between household.
“From tomorrow, the world will be a slightly different place in New South Wales, which is a good thing,” Berejiklian said.
“We don’t want to see a huge spike in cases.
“I have confidence, if we all stick together and make these changes in May, there will be other opportunities for us in the near future to have greater freedoms and greater opportunities to get back to some of the things we were used to doing before the restrictions came into place.”