During these days of the Covid-19 lockdown I often see solitary figures walking along the Encounter Bay beach before sunrise. People are out and about walking from about an hour before sunrise, which in late autumn is around 7am Central Australian time.
These early morning walkers do keep to the social distancing measures when they meet others during what is known as the “recovery period”--the easing of the lockdown measures. these are now being coded as a "snap back" to economic growth with a publicly subsidised gas-led recovery. Business-as-usual.
This concern with ensuring social distancing is in contrast to many in the local shopping centres during the day who act as if the pandemic is all over, and that life is now back to normal. They assume that because the infections are going down, then the pandemic is over. They do not act as if there is a possibility of a second wave coming due to increasing community transmission of the virus from the easing of the lockdown restrictions to 'get the economy moving' and people back in work. It appears that people's resolve to keep to social distancing outside the home is weakening.