The latest on which restrictions will be eased in your state this week

| 25.05,20. 02:43 PM |


The latest on which restrictions will be eased in your state this week


More restrictions will ease this week as states and territories continue to reopen.(ABC News: James Carmody)


Another week means another batch of coronavirus restrictions are soon to be eased.

On Sunday, a number of state and territory leaders announced new plans to reopen their jurisdictions, and this week more scheduled changes will come into effect.

Get a quick snapshot of what each state and territory has planned for this week and the weeks ahead.

After the first easing of restrictions in NSW on May 15, people in NSW are now looking ahead to June 1 for their next reprieve.

On Sunday, Health Minister Brad Hazzard announced even more relief is coming to the state as of next month, with beauty salons, tanning salons and nail bars able to reopen from June 1.

From that date pubs, clubs, cafes and restaurants will also be able to serve up to 50 customers at a time, while museums, galleries and libraries will open and traveling to regional NSW for a holiday will be allowed again.

As for this week, the biggest change will come in the state's schools, which will be open for students full-time from Monday.

Victoria
Starting Tuesday, public playgrounds, outdoor gyms and skateparks will be open for up to 10 people at a time, while children will be returning to classrooms as schools reopen on that day too.

But better news has come for the following week, with Premier Dan Andrews announcing on Sunday a raft of changes which will come into effect on June 1.

They include allowing gatherings of 20 people in a home, overnight stays at private residences and tourist accommodations and greater numbers at weddings, funerals and religious ceremonies.

Also opening from June 1 will be beauty salons, spas and tattoo parlours for up to 20 people, while restaurants, pubs and cafes can serve meals for up to 20 patrons.

Further changes, including the reopening of gyms and indoor cinemas, are currently slated for June 22.

Queensland
Not a whole lot is set to change in Queensland this week, with June 12 still the date to look out for in terms of reaching stage two of easing restrictions.

That said, a big step forward is being taken by schools this week, which are now open to all students for on-site learning as of Monday.

Students from Years 2-10 will return to the classroom after many weeks at home.

On Sunday, Premier Annastacia Palaszczuk also announced that community sport is set to resume on June 13.

Northern Territory
The NT all along has been a few weeks ahead of the rest of the country when it comes to lifting restrictions, but its move to a third and final stage is planned for Friday, June 5.

But on Sunday, Chief Minister Michael Gunner gave some crucial confirmation about the plans for easing travel restrictions within the territory.

Mr Gunner said the biosecurity zones — limiting travel to remote communities — will be removed almost two weeks ahead of schedule.

It comes after land councils called for the travel restrictions to be lifted at the same time as other coronavirus restrictions are eased on June 5.

Its interstate borders, however, will remain closed indefinitely.

ACT
Good news could be just around the corner in the nation's capital, after Chief Minister Andrew Barr last week flagged that a move to stage two of easing restrictions could come as soon as Saturday May 30.

That is likely to mean gatherings of up to 20 people will once again be allowed and gyms will reopen.

Mr Barr did not completely commit to the idea, but said last Tuesday: "If we continue on our current path of suppressing new COVID-19 infections over the next 10 days", then the territory would be ready for stage two by May 30.

Tasmania
Tasmania will continue this week to move through stage one of its easing of restrictions, with a couple of important changes on the cards.

As of Monday, kindergarten to year 6 students will return to their classrooms, as will year 11 and 12 students at extension schools and colleges.

There's also good news for visitors to aged care centres, with Tasmania now moving to allow two visitors, once a day.

That's it for now though, with the next changes not coming until June 9, and stage two not set to begin until June 15.

South Australia
South Australians have spent the weekend enjoying eased restrictions on the hospitality sector after indoor dining was allowed for up to 10 customers at a time from last Friday.

Not much is set to change this week in South Australia, but stage two is just around the corner, with more relief coming on June 5.

Western Australia
WA begun phase two of its four-phase plan last week, and as yet doesn't have a date for when phase three is going to begin.

Nothing is set in stone for this week, but Premier Mark McGowan says he hopes he can reopen the remaining regional borders soon.

"We have not lifted all of them as yet, even though I know it is difficult for many people across the regions," he said last week.

"But when we get the confidence that it's time to do it, that's the time we will do it and I don't think that will be too far away."

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