Victoria – No, cafes and restaurants are not allowed to seat diners. That will change on 1 June. Cafes, restaurants and other hospitality businesses like RSLs and bowling clubs will be able to seat 20 patrons in an enclosed space (find out what constitutes an enclosed space here). There will need to be only one customer per four square metres and tables spaced at least 1.5m apart. Venues will also be required to keep the first name and phone number of every customer to help with contact tracing, if necessary. Alcohol will only be available to purchase with meals. From 21 June, the number of diners allowed will increase to 50 patrons. Food courts will still only be able to offer delivery and takeaway. … [Read more...] about Australia’s coronavirus lockdown rules and restrictions explained: how far can I travel, and can I have people over?
“Our aim is to put forward a detailed set of recommendations that safely manage any health risks, while also allowing Kiwis and Australians to travel to each country without the need for a 14-day quarantine,” Scott Tasker, co-chair of the Trans-Tasman Safe Border Group, which is developing the plans, said in a statement. … [Read more...] about New Zealand expects plan for safe travel with Australia in June
“I understand that he had been sick for some weeks and I guess he hadn't assumed that it was COVID-19. It is another very strong reminder to all of us at this point that if anyone has any symptoms that are of a respiratory virus. … [Read more...] about Coronavirus deaths Australia: Qld man, 30, dies from COVID-19
The Trans-Tasman Safe Border Group - a 40-strong expert panel which includes representatives made up of 11 government agencies, six airports and two airlines, health experts and border agencies - has been working on a detailed proposal to allow the two countries to re-open their borders with each other. … [Read more...] about Australia-New Zealand travel bubble could be in place by September, expert group says
MELBOURNE (Reuters) - Falling numbers of active coronavirus cases in Australia and New Zealand are paving the way for the easing of travel restrictions between the two countries, health officials said on Wednesday, even as Australia recorded its youngest coronavirus death. … [Read more...] about Australia eyes New Zealand travel ‘bubble’ as cases fall