Coronavirus restrictions are starting to ease

Posted on : Thursday, 24 September 2020

Following lower new coronavirus case numbers across Australia, governments have moved to remove some of their restrictions:  

 

  • in Victoria, the rolling two week average is falling, and Premier Daniel Andrews has confimed that restrictions are likely to be eased this weekend, in line with the previously annonced roadmap; 

 

  • in NSW, restrictions on entertainment have been reduced, allowing 50% capacity at most venues; 

 

  • in South Australia the limitations on NSW residents entering the state have been removed, although Victorian residents are still restricted;  and 

 

  • Queensland has opened its borders to people from the ACT, but only if they are flying in - most of NSW and all of Victoria are prevented from visiting.   

 

These announcements are a positive step towards the full opening of the economy, but there is still some distance to go. 

 

However, work has been ongoing with securing access to a COVID-19 vaccine, which is expected to be available starting in early 2021, and will presumably ultimately allow all restrictions to be removed. 

 

We will continue to monitor developments as they occur.  


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