'Different Stage One': Camping, Regional Travel Allowed In South Australia As State Relaxes Restrictions
South Australia will be the first state to ease restrictions to allow regional camping and travel after Scott Morrison announced a three-step plan to return life in Australia to some degree of normalcy.
SA Premier Steven Marshall responded to the PM's plan saying the state will push ahead with relaxing its restrictions as he believed it was "significantly more advanced than the rest of the country" in terms of its coronavirus management.
SA has released its own roadmap, which is a little different to the PM's plan announced on Friday.
"We have had the best compliance in the nation with the lowest level restrictions, and that's the thing that's put us in such a great position," Marshall said.
The premier said the state will push ahead with changing its advice on regional travel, and residents in SA are encouraged to explore their "beautiful backyard".
The state will be the only jurisdiction to ease the ban on camping and caravanning from Monday.
Residents will be able to use camping grounds and caravan parks but each location will only be allowed to have up to 10 patrons at a time.
Back To Uni, TAFE From Monday
Universities and TAFE will also go back to face-to-face education in SA from Monday, with 10 people allowed in a room at any time.
Outdoor dining will also be relaxed in the state with a max of 10 people allowed to sit and eat at locations from Monday.
The same applies to community centres, libraries and RSL clubs in the state.
Auctions and open real estate inspections will also be allowed to host 10 people from Monday.
Training for non-contact sports can also recommence and pools can reopen for up to 10 people.
Thirty People Allowed At Outdoor Funerals
The state has also relaxed restrictions on funerals to allow up to 20 people indoors and 30 outdoors. This does not include those leading the ceremonies.
Weddings and church ceremonies will also be allowed to host 10 people indoors.
On Friday morning Marshall confirmed South Australian dental clinics would reopen to provide emergency and limited general care.
The state's health chief Nicola Spurrier confirmed there had been no new cases of coronavirus in SA as of Friday afternoon.
So far SA has seen 439 cases with 433 of those recovered, a 99.5 percent recovery rate.
Two cases remain active in the state, and two other non-active cases remain in hospital in recovery.
'It's A Menu': Victoria To Ease Some 'Step-One' Restrictions From Monday
Victorian Premier Daniel Andrews was the first state leader to address the media after the Prime Minister announced his three-step plan, but said "frustrated Victorians" will have to wait for all restrictions to ease.
Meanwhile, Victorian premier Dan Andrews may have been the first to address media after the PM's announcement, but he told his state that residents will have to wait for restrictions to be eased.
"Nothing changes today, nothing changes tomorrow, nothing changes Sunday," he said.
Andrews said several announcements will be made for Victoria next week but said all the recommendations from Step One will not be made at once.
Queensland's Premier Annastacia Palaszczuk told her state that it will begin to return to normal in about two weeks.
Queenslanders will start to see relaxed restrictions from May 16.