It’s great to see everyone wearing masks outside but if you’re by yourself outside, you’re at the beach, you don’t need to.
Of course, if you’re strenuously exercising, you don’t need to wear a mask. I don’t want people to compromise their health by wearing a mask. That wouldn’t be a logical. So strenuous exercising, outdoors or indoors in a gym for instance, you don’t need to wear a mask. So please do use some common sense which is what I have been seeing happening …
Then secondly – please only have a maximum of 30 people in your own private residence because we know that’s where transmission first happens. So if we do have a case, we know that that’s where we’ll see it transmit. We saw it with that party down at Byron Bay, those 11 people, they were in an Airbnb, so a private residence, and now all of them virtually all of them have become infected. So we know that private residences are a risk.
Then the other one is that we need to keep our most vulnerable safe. We – the vaccine has not yet been rolled out for long enough to our aged care facilities and we know to not enough of them. So that means aged care facilities, disability care facilities, hospitals and our prisons need to, for the next fortnight, only have end-of-life visitors. They can’t have other visitors which I know is very, very difficult over this Easter period … hopefully when we get all of those sites vaccinated in the future, we won’t have to do that again.
Then the other thing … everyone needs to sit down in any hospitality venues, any venues indoors. They’ve got to sit down while they’re seating and drinking. Take their mask off, of course, when they have sat down to eat and drink, but sit down. You can get up to go to the bar if you’re in a pub to pick up your drink or your meal, but then go back to your seat. And that’s important because we saw transmission of this virus in the restaurant in Byron Bay. So someone sitting at an adjacent table.