Riders should be able to travel in a group of up to 10 under the first step of National Cabinet’s three-step plan announced today (8 May 2020) to ease coronavirus restrictions.
However, it appears that a group of up to 10 will be permitted outdoors, which should give the green light to groups of riders and pillions.
Riders will still have to practise social distancing when they stop at their favourite cafes or restaurants which have also being given permission to open.
WA riders must stay in their regions, but from Monday SA riders can ride throughout the state.
For a Brisbane rider that means south to the border, north to Gympie, west to Dalby and southwest to Stanthorpe.
There is currently no limit if you are visiting another household from this Sunday (10 May 2020).
Victorian riders are still housebound unless they are travelling for work, education, groceries, medical reasons or to visit a partner with whom they do not live.
Premier Daniel Andrews says he will announce an update on eased restrictions next week. Not that riders will be likely to venture out this weekend given the weather conditions.
Extending the radius limit to 150km will allow riders to go further and find less-crowded venues to stop for a coffee and a meal.
Queensland Police Chief Superintendent Mark Wheeler has advised motorists that they will have additional resources patrolling for breaches of travel restrictions this weekend, particularly on the Gold Coast.
Riders in most states, except South Australia and Western Australia, should be aware that you cannot yet travel to a location and stay overnight.
So any ride you do will require you to return home the same day.
Tourism accommodation will be allowed in Queensland in the second stage from June 12.
You also cannot cross borders without official exemptions. Queensland hopes to open its borders in the third stage from July 12.
Official health sites
These are the official rules for your state or territory:
- Australian Capital Territory: ACT Government Health
- New South Wales: NSW Government Health
- Northern Territory: Northern Territory Government
- Queensland: Queensland Government
- South Australia: Government of South Australia SA Health
- Tasmania: Tasmanian Government Department of Health
- Victoria: Victoria State Government Health and Human Services
- Western Australia: Government of Western Australia Department of Health