Why wait for Monday? Infectious diseases expert calls for weekend gatherings
An infectious diseases expert is backing calls to allow Sydneysiders a backyard gathering on Saturday or Sunday, ahead of Monday’s official reopening.
The ANU’s Professor Peter Collignon told Jim Wilson outdoor gatherings in homes are “a pretty low-risk activity” where all guests are vaccinated, and there’s no medical reason they can’t go ahead immediately.
“A lot of this is arbitrary.
“Having people over for a barbeque outside is much safer than having the same number of people indoors on Monday night.”
Press PLAY below to hear the Professor’s take on today’s announcements