Roadmap to a COVIDSafe Australia
The National Cabinet met on Friday 8th May, to further discuss options for easing restrictions over the coming months, helping prepare Australians to go back to work in a COVID-19 safe environment and getting the economy back to a more sustainable level.
The Chief Medical Officer, Professor Brendan Murphy provided an update on the measures underway, the latest data and medical advice in relation to COVID-19.
PM, Scott Morrison announced a three-step plan (image below) to put Australia back on the road to recovery from Coronavirus. It will be to the discretion of each state to implement each step and when with the plan to have all steps in action by mid-July.
- Step 1 will focus on carefully reopening the economy, and giving Australians opportunities to return to work and social activities, including gatherings of up to 10 people, up to 5 visitors in the family home and some local and regional travel
- Step 2 builds on this with gatherings of up to 20, and more businesses reopening, including gyms, beauty services and entertainment venues like galleries and cinemas.
- Step 3 will see a transition to COVID safe ways of living and working, with gatherings of up to 100 people permitted. Arrangements under step 3 will be the ‘new normal’ while the virus remains a threat. International travel and mass gatherings over 100 people will remain restricted.
NSW – Preparing to ease some stage one restrictions Friday 15th May 2020.