With Australia shutting down non-essential services, some people might be left questioning what a stage two of lockdown might look like.
On Sunday night, Prime Minister Scott Morrison announced a stage one shutdown, which included the closure of pubs, restaurants and indoor sporting facilities.
It means anyone looking to hit the gym, go out for a beer or head to movies will have to wait for the foreseeable future.
But that’s just stage one of the lockdown and the PM said it will be reviewed each month. The national cabinet is expected to announce later tonight their full definition of essential services.
As of Tuesday afternoon, eight Australians have died from COVID-19. There are more than 2,000 cases across the country.
Health Minister Greg Hunt said on Tuesday the “next stages” are currently “being designed and the timing and the implementation measures for it are being carefully considered”.
However, he wouldn’t explain what those measures were exactly.
"The general direction, obviously, is about people spending more time at home, obviously keeping the distance," Mr Hunt said.
"House parties, they're out, let me be absolutely clear on that."
So, what would stage two look like?
Currently, Aussies can still go to the supermarket, get takeaway meals from restaurants and visit department stores.
Professor Mary Louise McLaws, an advisor to the World Health Organisation and infection control expert, told news.com.au the next stage could include stricter rules regarding being able to leave the house.
One person from each household could be allowed out to shop at the supermarket every few days, she theorised.
The move would see a lot less people in stores.
Supermarkets, health care services, pharmacies and public transport would remain open, however, starting and ending times would change for workers to ensure they can keep a safer distance while using public transport, Professor McLaws added.
It’s important to note these measures are all hypothetical too.
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