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Coronavirus: The restrictions that will be lifted from today

Coronavirus: The restrictions that will be lifted from today

Western Australia has announced it will begin to carefully ease coronavirus restrictions starting from today.

Here are the following social distancing measures that will be lifted across WA:

 Non-contact recreational activities such as picnics in parks, fishing, boating, hiking and camping will be allowed but people must comply with travel restrictions.

• Ten people will be allowed at weddings

• Outdoor personal training will also be allowed for up to 10 people, provided groups adhere to social distancing and do not share equipment.

• Open houses and display villages will be permitted but records must be kept of everyone who enters a home.

• Outdoor gyms and playgrounds will stay closed, while food outlets remain restricted to takeaway.

Premier Mark McGowan said it was a “cautious relaxation” of restrictions acknowledging it had been difficult for everyone, but especially the elderly, to not see friends and family during the pandemic.

“We need to remember we remain in a state of emergency,” he told reporters on Sunday.

“I strongly encourage that everyone must continue to practice appropriate social distancing.”

Queensland will also begin to relax its laws, with Premier Annastacia Plaszczuk announcing some of the state’s strict isolation measures will be lifted at the end of this week.

From Saturday May 2, Queenslanders will be able to do the following:

• Shop for non-essential items

• Travel within 50km of their home

• Have picnics

• Meet people not from their own households