Good news – the Queensland State Government is easing some COVID19 restrictions, allowing greater freedom of movement from Saturday May 2. This is welcome news for Queensland residents, with national parks now being open to the public, and people once again allowed to picnic – we can get out there in the sunshine and soak up this glorious autumnal weather…keeping social distancing requirements in mind.
From Saturday we can now:
- Go for a drive (within 50km of home)
- Ride a motorbike, jet ski, or boat for recreation
- Have a picnic
- Visit a national park
- Shop for non-essential items
NB: Outings are limited to members of the same household or an individual and one friend.
We are so fortunate in Australia that our COVID19 figures are on a much more minor scale than many other countries, and we are not only flattening but reducing the curve. This has been a tough time for many, and we are not out of the woods yet…but hopefully heading in the right direction.
On another note, it was so wonderful to see the residents of Mount Coolum out on their driveways and balconies to honour the sacrifices of past and present military personnel on ANZAC Day. It is an ANZAC Day we will never forget, nor will we forget those who have sacrificed so much for our freedom.