PM Scott Morrison Reveals Three-step Plan To Reopen Country, Including Pubs & Clubs

8 May 2020 | 12:46 pm | Neil Griffiths

The aim is to have achieved the plan by July.

Prime Minister Scott Morrison has announced a three-step plan to get Australia back to a "COVID safe economy", including the reopening of pubs and nightclubs.

Following a meeting with national cabinet, Morrison announced at a press conference that the aim is go through each step after a three-week review.

The steps include:

Step One - Five visitors in home, ten in business and public places, working from home (where possible), children back in schools and playgrounds, bootcamps recommence, retail and small restaurants to reopen, 30 attendees at funerals, 10 at weddings

Step Two - Gatherings of 20 people in home, business and public places, cinemas, gyms, beauty parlours etc to reopen

Step Three - Gatherings of up to 100 people, return to workplace, interstate travel to recommence full time

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Morrison said that step three "will become clearer as we move through the first two steps.

"Pubs and clubs, with some restrictions, will be open."

Chief Medical Officer Brendan Murphy added that more discussion will need to be had surrounding step three "before we can define that properly".

Meanwhile as speculation continues about how live music events and festivals will operate regarding international travel, Murphy said opening the borders has not even been discussed yet.

"We're not going to relax any of our border measures soon," Murphy said,

State premiers will address the media later today to discuss with how each state will roll out the three-step initiative.