The NSW Nationals welcome the Government’s decision to start easing social restrictions from May 1.
From Friday, May 1, two adults (and any dependent children) are able to visit another household to reduce social isolation.
This is a result of the hard work put in by the vast majority of people in NSW who have abided by requests to stay at home and practice social distancing. Those efforts have slowed the spread of COVID-19 and allowed NSW Health to increase testing of anyone with symptoms.
However, people were urged to be extra careful when visiting those agead over 70 or loved ones with medical conditions. People should also stay at home if they feel unwell, unless they are seeking medical care.
While there are no distance restrictions attached to this easing, it is worth noting the primary purpose is to reduce social isolation and improve mental health, not to take a holiday. It is so two adults (and their children, if applicable), will be permitted in NSW to visit another household for social or care reasons.