‘Singles bubble’ allows Sydneysiders to meet mate indoors – as looming extension of lockdown prompts officials to take mental health measures
Single Sydneysiders can now meet up with a friend indoors as part of a new ‘bubble’ system designed to combat mental health issues during lockdown.
Officials are said to have decided during a lengthy crisis meeting on Tuesday to move, with some reports suggesting a long extension of the lockdown beyond July 30 is imminent.
NSW Deputy Prime Minister John Barilaro reportedly argued against the system, with Customer Service Secretary Victor Dominello being a vocal supporter.
Health Secretary Brad Hazzard and NSW Treasurer Dominic Perrottet also supported the concept.
In the end, the mental health issues trumped the potential mobility risks.
More to follow.