Full crowds at the footy and more people in the pub: States agree to ease a range of Covid-19 restrictions across the country
Australian states and territories have agreed to make their Covid-19 restrictions more consistent with each other.
At a National Cabinet meeting on Friday, the state leaders agreed to adopt federal guidelines for restrictions on pubs, restaurants and stadiums.
Venue restrictions will be no stricter than the one person per two square metre rule and stadiums and theatres can have 100 per cent capacity.
Many states and territories already have these rules in place so they have agreed not to change them.
In a huge boost to struggling businesses, the states have also agreed to priorities local lockdowns in the event of an outbreak, rather than state-wide shutdowns.
Prime Minister Scott Morrison said the states also want to ‘aim for outbreak responses that keep internal borders open’.
Australian states and territories have agreed to make their Covid-19 restrictions more consistent with each other