A MAFS star has exposed the double standards of response to the coronavirus in Sydney after Australia Day families were banned from using the Bondi Beach barbecues – but thousands were allowed to sunbathe on the shore.
Michael Brunelli, who appeared on season six of the reality show, filmed the gated grassy hill and picnic area in North Bondi, in the east of the city, on Tuesday.
“I’m going to show you Bondi logic here,” he said.
“They closed the barbecue and the hill to avoid crowds.”
Michael Brunelli, who appeared in season six of Married At First Sight, exposed the double standards with Sydney’s reaction to the coronavirus on Bondi Beach
Mr. Brunelli filmed (left) the gated, grassy hill and picnic area in North Bondi on Tuesday – which is closed to the public. He then showed the thousands of beachgoers who had been caught on the sand (right)
Mr Brunelli then turned the camera to the iconic strip of sand, which was covered by thousands of beachgoers eager to make the most of the 30 ° C heat wave.
“Yes, that worked perfectly,” he concluded.
Mr. Brunelli posted the video to TikTok, where it has been viewed over 87,000 times.
He put ‘Covid logic in Australia’ on top of the vision.
‘Exactly why Sydney has constant problems’, one person responded to the video.
“Let’s just cancel Bondi,” wrote another.
The BBQs and hill at North Bondi (pictured) were fenced off to the public on Australia Day
Beachgoers flock to Coogee Beach, in Sydney’s eastern suburbs, on Australia Day
The Waverly Council warned Bondi residents that the northern part of the beach was almost full by 11am
New South Wales marked the ninth straight day of no local Covid-19 infections on Australia Day, when Sydneysiders flocked to the beach to cool off from the sweltering conditions.
Parking garages at Balmoral Beach, Clifton Gardens Reserve, Chinamans Beach, Royal National Park and Clontarf Reserve were closed in the morning and beachgoers were asked to rethink their plans.
A Twitter user said there was no more parking space on the beach when they arrived at Balmoral Beach at 6:30 am.
‘I had to park in a back street. Walked by and had a chat with a few people who planned to be there all day, just early to reserve a spot, ‘they tweet.
All the beaches in the Mosman area on the northern beaches were almost full by 10 a.m., and the municipality warned people to stay away.
“ Help Mosman stay safe by rethinking your trip to the beach during peak times, avoiding crowds, keep physical distance and maintain hand hygiene and don’t forget to stay sun and water safe too, ” the municipality said on social media .
Pictured: Packed Bondi Beach on Australia Day morning. Beach car parks around Sydney are full
Pictured: Sydneysiders celebrate Australia Day in Cronulla on Tuesday amid heat waves
The Waverly Council warned Bondi residents that the northern part of the beach was almost full by 11am.
“North Bondi Beach is nearing capacity, so please sit farther south of the beach if you go down for a swim today,” the council tweeted.
Waverley Council also urged beachgoers to keep the limitations of the coronavirus in mind and stay 5 feet away from others.
“This Australia Day, we urge the community not to be complacent about Covid-19,” the Council tweeted.
“Remember to keep a social distance, check into companies, wear a mask on public transport, wash your hands, and get tested for symptoms.”
Pictured: Families walking the shores of busy Cronulla in south Sydney on January 26
Pictured: Australians swim early in the morning on Australia Day in Cronulla in Sydney
Drownings are 2.4 times more common in Australia on public holidays.
NSW Ambulance’s Kay Armstrong said the weekend callouts were double the average level, urging people to stay hydrated and watch each other until the heat wave subsided.
BOM NSW manager Agata Imielska told reporters on Monday that Australia Day temperatures in western Sydney would exceed 40 ° C, but coastal areas would benefit from a sea breeze, which would reach around 35 ° C.
“ Tomorrow we’ll see a change moving across (NSW), starting in the south, bringing cloud and rain to southern areas in the morning, ” she said.
But the cool change won’t reach Sydney until late Tuesday night.
Social distance restrictions from the coronavirus are still in place, with police warning that anyone who defies public health orders will be fined.
Pictured: People flocking to Cronulla to celebrate Australia Day as the temperature soars above 40 ° C
Police patrol Bondi Beach on horses as crowds are warned to remember the limitations of the coronavirus