Roadmap to a CovidSafe Australia



    Roadmap to a CovidSafe Australia

    May 10, 2020 - admin

 

The National Cabinet has met and finalised the three-step plan to gradually re-open Australia.

The number of new Coronavirus cases continues to remain low, with multiple states recording consecutive days of zero cases.

With Australia having successfully flattened the curve, it is now time to confidently and cautiously take the first steps to lift restrictions.

The three step plan provides a pathway for individual states and territories, and allows them to implement the steps at different times based on their current public health situation.

  • 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.

 

 

Collective action is key if we are to continue suppressing Coronavirus.

It has been a tough couple of months for many businesses. The time has now come for many operators to begin planning, preparing and developing a plan to open in a safe way that protect customers and workers.

This involves everyone in the community maintaining the new norms that we have become accustomed to lately:

  • Stay 1.5 metres away from other people whenever and wherever you can.
  • Maintain good hand washing and hygiene.
  • Stay home when you’re unwell, and get tested if you have respiratory symptoms or a fever.
  • Download the COVIDSafe app so we can track the virus more quickly.

With everyone working together we should feel safe and confident to leave the house and engage in some of the activities that we have all missed in the last few months.

 

 

The National Cabinet has set out some guidelines for how and when States and Territories should proceed to ease restrictions.

This process will be a state-by-state decision, and will depend on the public health situation in each region.

There will be announcements regarding the easing of restrictions in WA this Sunday, 10 May.