Reopening starts across Australia
Australians are now able to enjoy sit-down meals, drink draught beers and visit beauty salons across the country as states and territories began rolling back their coronavirus restrictions.
Numbers in dining establishments, museums, libraries, places of worship and beauty businesses have been increased to 20 in most areas.
Border restrictions were also lifted in Victoria, NSW and the ACT, with residents and visitors being allowed to enter from other states without having to self-isolate upon arrival.
Queensland and WA remain shut to interstate travellers except for those who have been granted an exemption. Recreational travel is allowed within the states, with camping and holiday accommodation being allowed to open. Exceptions apply for the Kimberley region, biosecurity zones in parts of the Shire of East Pilbara and the Shire of Ngaanyatarraku, and remote Aboriginal communities.
South Australia, Tasmania and the NT require arriving visitors and residents to self-isolate for 14 days.
Prime Minister Scott Morrison said the coronavirus pandemic measures will be in place for at least six months.
“There’s no quick fix to this,” he told A Current Affair.
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