Sunday, 10 May 2020

Premier Gladys Berejiklian: there will be no further change to COVID-19 restrictions in NSW until end of the week

On 8 May 2020 Premier Gladys Berejiklian issued a short statement after Friday's National Cabinet meeting stating that all existing public health restrictions are still in place until Friday 15 May.

At which time:

Outdoor gatherings of up to 10 people will be permitted;
People can have five visitors at any one time;
Cafes and restaurants will also be able to have up to 10 people dining in;
Weddings will be allowed to have up to 10 guests;
Funerals can accommodate up to 20 mourners indoors and 30 outdoors; 
Places of worship can now be up to 10 people at religious gatherings;
However local and regional travel is still banned, so no holidays or day trips are allowed.

The day before the premier's statement, 7 May, there was a cumulative total of 3,047 COVID-19 cases in the state, with 47 deaths and 2,486 people reported as having recovered.

A total of 7 local government areas are targetted for increased testing and surveillance: 

Blacktown Local Government Area; 
Canada Bay Local Government Area; 
Cumberland Local Government Area; 
Inner West Local Government Area; 
Liverpool Local Government Area; 
Parramatta Local Government Area; and
Penrith Local Government Area.

On Friday Prime Minister 'Scotty from Marketing' Morrison released a document laying out how the states and territories would dismantle public health restrictions.

Although the decision as to stage timing it is up to premiers and chief ministers, it's a given that Morrison will continue his arm twisting in order that few to no restrictions remain after 30 June 2020 even if lifting restrictions see COVID-19 infections begin to rise again.

A three-step pathway to easing restrictions

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