Today’s announcement by the Prime Minister and National Cabinet is an important milestone on our journey to recover from this crisis, Business Council chief executive Jennifer Westacott said.
“The National Cabinet has laid out a clear roadmap to give the community and business confidence while also respecting the important advice from our health professionals.
“Business will continue to work closely with governments on plans and protocols to ensure the economy opens up safely so that the health of our staff, customers and suppliers is protected.
“People can have confidence that businesses across Australia are putting in place detailed plans across their industries, so they can operate safely, but get people back to their work and their lives as quickly as possible.
“We thank the entire Australian community for pulling together so effectively to get us to this milestone and congratulate the National Cabinet on its continued willingness to respond and adapt to this evolving situation.
“Australians have pulled together to contain COVID-19 and we’ll need the same focus, co-operation and determination to set ourselves up for a strong recovery as we ease restrictions.”