Analysis Coronavirus - The Impact IV “Phasing into the New Normal”

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Biggie

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Mark McGowan has outlined a plan to slowly bring WA back to the “new normal”

Below is the steps we can expect in the coming weeks.

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Everyone keep safe, wash your hands and maintain social distancing as best as you can.

WA is in a bloody good spot, let’s keep it that way

✌🏽
 

Biggie

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Regional travel - thanks Dazzler10

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Regional travel

Restrictions relaxed, with travel allowed between:


  • South West, Great Southern, Wheatbelt and Perth-Peel regions
  • Mid-West, Gascoyne and Pilbara regions (excluding the biosecurity zone)
  • Goldfields-Esperance region (excluding the biosecurity zone)
  • within Kimberley Local Government areas (the Commonwealth’s biosecurity zone remains in place).
Travel exemptions will be required to travel between these regions.
 

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Jimmy_the_Gent

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Derby Grand Final in front of a sold out Optus with the rest of the country on its knees, can't wait.
We should start having 22 players showing up to Optus for all of our originally scheduled home games.

Then when the season ends, we should insist on counting all of those games as wins, as the opposition failed to arrive.

We should also organise for any Victoria-based Eagles to show up to the relevant stadium at game times in Victoria. Then we can say things like "We were perfectly prepared to play North Melbourne versus Andrew Gaff but the Kangaroos didn't show".

Claim all those wins and we're sorted.
 

CM9000

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I’m pretty certain they could start contact sport on 18 May without any problems, and I’m not sure how they’ll enforce the 20 patron limit on things like libraries. We have 7 active cases in the entire state - if we keep up the quarantine measures for international arrivals, plus for people coming in from Vic/NSW, we’ll most likely have 1 or even zero active cases in WA. This will probably be the case by the 18, and in that scenario, we’ll just be waiting for basically no reason while the virus has effectively been eradicated.

They should make it even shorter after the 18, probably even 2 weeks. There’s no reason to prolong this lockdown if what we’ve been doing has eradicated community transmission for over 2 weeks.

I’m just probably being impatient, but I just want my ******* Ammos back.
 

swannies

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I’m pretty certain they could start contact sport on 18 May without any problems, and I’m not sure how they’ll enforce the 20 patron limit on things like libraries. We have 7 active cases in the entire state - if we keep up the quarantine measures for international arrivals, plus for people coming in from Vic/NSW, we’ll most likely have 1 or even zero active cases in WA. This will probably be the case by the 18, and in that scenario, we’ll just be waiting for basically no reason while the virus has effectively been eradicated.

They should make it even shorter after the 18, probably even 2 weeks. There’s no reason to prolong this lockdown if what we’ve been doing has eradicated community transmission for over 2 weeks.

I’m just probably being impatient, but I just want my ******* Ammos back.
I agree with the sentiment CM9000, but the virus isn't eradicated. The rest of the world proves that. Controlled is probably a better description, however, if we maintain the international border control, I reckon we can keep control of the virus. Fortunately for us this big brown land's geographical location helps us maintain those borders and social distancing controls.
 

Seadog

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So we can go anywhere from Jurien (mid west region starts at Greenhead) to somewhere east of Albany.
How many people do you think will hit the road at sunup on the 18th, my guess a lot.
 

Rowan18

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It's awesome to be reducing lockdowns but some of this doesn't seem very well thought out. Hopefully they'll amend as they go:

- why wait another week to start?
- allowing pubs and restaurants to open with 20 patrons is a smoke screen. No pub could justify doing that, it would cost them more money than staying shut, due to staff and security requirements. The casino can do the same - can you imagine the whole casino complex only having 20 people in it? I would prefer that they mandated something like the 4m2 and minimum distances for tables, that way larger venues (Casino, Camfield) can also get going.
- why are we keeping outdoor gyms and playgrounds closed, when most other states are opening them?
 

Doashuey

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It's awesome to be reducing lockdowns but some of this doesn't seem very well thought out. Hopefully they'll amend as they go:

- why wait another week to start?
- allowing pubs and restaurants to open with 20 patrons is a smoke screen. No pub could justify doing that, it would cost them more money than staying shut, due to staff and security requirements. The casino can do the same - can you imagine the whole casino complex only having 20 people in it? I would prefer that they mandated something like the 4m2 and minimum distances for tables, that way larger venues (Casino, Camfield) can also get going.
- why are we keeping outdoor gyms and playgrounds closed, when most other states are opening them?
Agree fully. The pubs are only open as dining places with alcohol served with food only but yeah imagine the smaller ones would serve a pack of Samboys with a jug of beer for the regulars.
I cant understand why we need to eait another week for some things to come in. Surely the businesses that cam open have been preparing for weeks for this and could open tomorrow with all the cotrect protocol in place.
The play grounds and skate parks are.the baffling one for me..We are across the road from a school and watching 100s of kids climbing all over the play equipment while on the other side there is a park with play equipment still taped up. Doesnt.makeuch sense to me,.especially as the other states have done so yet we wont til stage 3..just seems odd.
 

Seadog

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It's awesome to be reducing lockdowns but some of this doesn't seem very well thought out. Hopefully they'll amend as they go:

- why wait another week to start?
- allowing pubs and restaurants to open with 20 patrons is a smoke screen. No pub could justify doing that, it would cost them more money than staying shut, due to staff and security requirements. The casino can do the same - can you imagine the whole casino complex only having 20 people in it? I would prefer that they mandated something like the 4m2 and minimum distances for tables, that way larger venues (Casino, Camfield) can also get going.
- why are we keeping outdoor gyms and playgrounds closed, when most other states are opening them?
No pub! I quite confidently predict some pubs will open. They only have to open a dining area, minimal staff and security needed for 20 patrons, obviously won't work for every pub but you gotta start somewhere and 20 is double anywhere else in the country. If a venue can turnover 50 or 60 covers a night with drinks it's possible to cover costs and make a small profit. I've been into plenty of pubs during the day that have 3 or 4 staff working and less than 20 people in them.
 

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Magnum27

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Chairman Dan is holding a presser at 11am EST, which should give an indication of where the AFL is at and a possible start time.

And i will be most likely against the norm here, i love my footy, but without the crowds it is not the same and i could not care if it does not start this year.
 
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shooshka

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Chairman Dan is holding a presser at 11am EST, which should give an indication of where the AFL is at and a possible start time.

And i will be most likely against the norm here, i love my footy, but without the crowds it is not the same and i could not care if it does not start this year.
I think you'll have most in furious agreement that it isn't the same without the crowds.

I do think/hope that if we can get the season started then there is a possibility of some sort of crowd attendance later in the season (even if it is only 200-300 supporters from each team - it will be an improvement on empty stadiums).

The other thing I do note from round 1 (and possibly the only thing I liked compared to previous seasons with crowds) was the ability to better hear players, coaches etc. it was quite interesting (albeit not enough to make up for the lack of atmosphere).
 

larrikin

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Wife's 40th coming up late June - looks like we may be able to do a trip to somewhere at least (we were initially looking at Vanuatu but clearly that's going to be a 41st thing). Hopefully Margs wineries will be open - Air BNB with a fireplace could be a winner.
 

Dazzler10

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Wife's 40th coming up late June - looks like we may be able to do a trip to somewhere at least (we were initially looking at Vanuatu but clearly that's going to be a 41st thing). Hopefully Margs wineries will be open - Air BNB with a fireplace could be a winner.
Karri Valley Resort has had an upgrade. THat's a great spot, the cabins have fireplaces too. A bit frigid down Pemberton way in Winter though.
 

DanWCE

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Wife's 40th coming up late June - looks like we may be able to do a trip to somewhere at least (we were initially looking at Vanuatu but clearly that's going to be a 41st thing). Hopefully Margs wineries will be open - Air BNB with a fireplace could be a winner.
If you plan on going away with other people I'll send you a link to a place we stayed for my wife's 30th. Great location in Yallingup, big grassed area for the kids, no stairs if there are little kids. Big wood fire, free firewood, massive kitchen kitted out with everything, heaters in the bedrooms..
 

Dazzler10

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If you plan on going away with other people I'll send you a link to a place we stayed for my wife's 30th. Great location in Yallingup, big grassed area for the kids, no stairs if there are little kids. Big wood fire, free firewood, massive kitchen kitted out with everything, heaters in the bedrooms..
Can you PM me the link too please Dan? Cheers.
 

Chris_6678

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Karri Valley Resort has had an upgrade. THat's a great spot, the cabins have fireplaces too. A bit frigid down Pemberton way in Winter though.
A good place for a tolder?

Thinking of going to Margs for 3 nights then either pemberton or Walpole for a couple.

Notied Cheeky Monkey opening back up so might be able to go sample me some brews.
 

Dazzler10

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A good place for a tolder?

Thinking of going to Margs for 3 nights then either pemberton or Walpole for a couple.

Notied Cheeky Monkey opening back up so might be able to go sample me some brews.
I took my kids down a few times when they were toddlers. The balconies are secure, and they loved the birds that would come in for a feed.
 

Rowan18

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Lol - SW is going to be smashed with tourists. We were planning an overseas trip this year, but will also be looking to get away locally instead. I'm going to wait until July/August when hopefully restaurants/wineries/breweries are open.
 

ZergMinion

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Lol - SW is going to be smashed with tourists. We were planning an overseas trip this year, but will also be looking to get away locally instead. I'm going to wait until July/August when hopefully restaurants/wineries/breweries are open.
On the other hand, no interstate or overseas tourists, so it'll be interesting to see what the overall effect is. First few weekends will be hectic.
 

larrikin

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If you plan on going away with other people I'll send you a link to a place we stayed for my wife's 30th. Great location in Yallingup, big grassed area for the kids, no stairs if there are little kids. Big wood fire, free firewood, massive kitchen kitted out with everything, heaters in the bedrooms..
Yes please!!

Karri Valley Resort has had an upgrade. THat's a great spot, the cabins have fireplaces too. A bit frigid down Pemberton way in Winter though.
Cheers - will look into it
 

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