Although throughout all of 2020 we held onto the somewhat wishful belief that by 2021 the world would be magically cured of Coronavirus and we’d be out living our best lives all over again, it was quite clear due to the nose dive in late 2020 in countries all across the world that this was not to be the case.
Living in Australia (especially the less southern areas of Australia), it can feel like we’re in this protective bubble. It seems incredible as we watch on as to what is happening all across the world, that not only are we so lucky in so many ways to be in Australia, but we have also (so far) escaped the jaws of this global pandemic. It is something to be increasingly thankful for.
When one case of the covid19 UK strain escaped hotel quarantine in Brisbane in January, the city was sent into a 3 day lockdown so they could try and get a head start of what this new strain of Coronavirus out in the community could mean. Although it seemed 8/10 Brisbanians didn’t understand the repeated ‘YOU DON’T NEED TO PANIC SHOP’ messages and rushed to the shops, it was admirable how quickly Brisbane took heed of the quick lockdown and mandatory mask measures. While probably still processing the fact that this pandemic moves so quickly that at 7am it’s all relatively normal and by 6pm you’re in a lockdown, Brisbane really did an excellent job at keeping on top of the Coronavirus crisis.
Following all covidsafe precautions, the following photos are from around Brisbane City (in walking distance from my home) I snapped during my daily exercise.
For ongoing information about Queensland’s covid19 restrictions please see here.
For more information about things to do in Brisbane (out of lockdown, of course!) please see: 10 awesome things to do in Brisbane inner-city.