Interpreting the ‘Steps to the New Normal’ for Campers and Travellers.
The Australian Federal, State and Territory Governments have endeavoured to develop a somewhat shared understanding on what the next stages (or steps) will be to opening up Australia post the COVID-19 shut downs and isolation measures.
However, in a true federalist model, the national government has outlined its expectations and overall touch points, while the individual states and territories have inserted the details, added steps, taken backward and sideways steps and applied their own unique interpretation at the local level. These differing approaches reflect their respective ideological and unique medical advice and circumstances – as well as trends in the other states and territories.
So, where I first started my rolling summary with a table that reflected the initial Three Step approach, I have now moved to simply summarising the advice provided on respective government websites and updated these as events and policies unfold. As is appropriate to this website, this advice focuses on camping and travel related matters.
Naturally, dates, numbers, levels of restrictions and their application can be amended at any time by any of the authorities. So, keep an eye on the offical government sources and keep safe.
As at: 1 August 2020
Sources: Respective state and territory government websites as primary – media sources where relevant.
Note: This advice is provided as a summary guide only. All information should be checked with the relevant government sources and advice sought in regard to your personal situation.