Coronavirus restrictions to be eased

Coronavirus restrictions to be eased

Coronavirus restrictions on restaurants, cafes to be eased in first step outlined by National Cabinet

Posted on 08.05.2020

Restaurants, cafes and shops have been given the green light to reopen and local and regional travel is on the cards under the first step of National Cabinet’s plan to ease coronavirus restrictions.

The Federal Government says it will be up to the states and territories to decide when the changes come into effect.

People will be allowed to have up to five visitors in their home and be in groups of 10 outdoors.

“Today, National Cabinet agreed a three-step plan and a national framework to achieve a COVID-safe economy and society,” Prime Minister Scott Morrison said.

“It is our goal to move through all of these steps to achieve that COVID-safe economy in July of this year.”

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Key points:

  • Restrictions to be eased in three steps completed by July
  • State and territories to decide when they introduce changes
  • Progress on steps will be reviewed every three weeks by National Cabinet

ABC News

See also: QLD Premier maps road to easing restrictions





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