Following a national cabinet on the 31st August Prime Minister Anthony Albanese announced that mandatory mask-wearing on domestic flights will be dropped from the 9th September, along with the 7 day isolation requirement if testing positive for COVID but with no symptoms, reducing to 5 days.
The seven-day isolation period will stay in place for people working in high-risk settings such as aged care.
“We’ll continue to assess these issues and what restrictions are appropriate at any point in time,” said Mr Albanese.
Pressure is starting to mount on government to get back to basic western principles of democracy, with one journalist at the Prime Minister’s press conference asking why people couldn’t be trusted to look after their own health and act responsibly? Mr Albanese response was that no leader at national cabinet had requested for isolation be scrapped.