Shifting gear: three steps to safely, quickly and permanently reopen Australia in 2021

As Australia embarks on its biggest ever peacetime operation to roll-out vaccines for COVID-19, our national approach to suppressing and containing the virus needs to evolve.

The Business Council has released Shifting gear: three steps to safely, quickly and permanently reopen Australia to provide three clear steps to reopen the country and let people get on with their lives: 

  • Step one: Safely reopen Australia using best practice to drive national consistency, aligned with the vaccine roll-out
  • Step two: Gradually change the public health narrative
  • Step three: Continue targeted support for businesses that remain affected by government restrictions and/or international border closures

Read the Shifting gear: three steps to safely, quickly and permanently reopen Australia in 2021 here

See the BCA’s proposed framework for easing restrictions based on the vaccine roll-out timetable

Read Accenture’s supporting Managing COVID in 2021 and Beyond report