26 April 2020
Some good news came out regarding coronavirus restrictions in Australia today. Following a number of weeks of reduced cases across the country, both Queensland and Western Australia have announced that they’ll relax the social restrictions in place imminently. The new rules will allow the following:
- Increase in the number of people allowed to gather to 10 people (WA)
- People can now leave home for non-contact recreational activities including picnics in the park, fishing, boating, hiking or camping (WA)
- Family picnics and travel within 50 kilometres of your home will be allowed (QLD)
- Shopping for non-essential items like clothes and shoes will be allowed (QLD)
At this moment in time New South Wales – the state with more than half of the 6,000 nationwide cases (and the state we live in) – is maintaining the restrictions in place. But if things continue as they are, the rules will change in the coming weeks. Things are looking up. Finally.
Here in Manly, things remain as they are for now. Social restrictions and rules remain in place and today was very similar to many other days recently.
I went for a morning swim (my sixth this week). It was the choppiest conditions I have attempted to date and it was not much fun. But I survived.
We did the shopping for the week ahead, had pizza with wine for dinner and watched L.A. Confidential – an awesome film.
That was about that for today. Tomorrow rain is forecast, so will likely involve lots of cooking for the week ahead.