It has been a month since my last update, South Australia has been COVID free for 29 days and there are currently no active cases.
Victoria and New South Wales have had outbreaks of COVID 19, with Victoria recording 160 new cases in the past week. Both of these states have been experiencing runs on toilet paper in some supermarkets and empty shelves are starting to appear in some areas.
South Australia will have a further easing of restrictions on Monday 29 June, with no limit to the numbers of people able to attend a venue and a one person per two square metre rule to be in place (previously one person per four square metres). The physical distancing of 1.5m between people is still in place and will remain for the foreseeable future, we must not become complacent about the physical distancing.
Cross border travel restrictions are still in place but are slowly easing, travellers into South Australia are still required to quarantine for 14 days, further easing of restrictions is planned for 20 July.
It is a slightly different experience going to a cafe now, tables are more spread out, there is usually a staff member hovering to ensure tables are cleaned as soon as customers leave and before new customers can be seated. The Mister and I are enjoying be able to sit at a table and have a coffee, although we are mindful of not lingering too long so that others can enjoy their coffee fix.
Winter has started with a cold snap, we've had the fire going and have been enjoying spending time with each other, listening to music and doing the crosswords in the newspaper.
I'm not doing quite as much baking as I was a couple of months ago, these Chocolate Chip cookies are our current favourite, I have some unbaked ones stashed in the freezer ready for when the craving for fresh baked cookies strikes, they bake up from frozen so don't take too long at all.