Couple build a dining table on ute to eat at Brisbane cafe despite coronavirus social distancing

A couple set up their own makeshift outdoor dining table on the back of their ute so they could eat breakfast outside a cafe despite strict social distancing rules.

The couple strapped down the table and two dining chairs to enjoy breakfast outside Brooks and Stain in Brisbane.

All cafes and restaurants were forced to turn to takeaway only on March 23 after the government closed all ‘non-essential’ businesses in a bid to slow the spread of the coronavirus

The couple strapped down the table and two dining chairs to enjoy breakfast outside Brooks and Stain in Brisbane

The couple strapped down the table and two dining chairs to enjoy breakfast outside Brooks and Stain in Brisbane

The couple strapped down the table and two dining chairs to enjoy breakfast outside Brooks and Stain in Brisbane

A couple set up their own makeshift outdoor dining table on the back of their ute so they could eat breakfast outside a cafe despite strict social distancing rules

A couple set up their own makeshift outdoor dining table on the back of their ute so they could eat breakfast outside a cafe despite strict social distancing rules

A couple set up their own makeshift outdoor dining table on the back of their ute so they could eat breakfast outside a cafe despite strict social distancing rules

The photo was posted to the Brown Cardigan Instagram page with the caption: ‘This is cafe culture in 2020. The virus cannot and will not stop the one tonne movable feast’. 

Prime Minister Scott Morrison on Sunday advised all Australians they should only be leaving their homes for essential outings. 

But the couple have seemed to have looked past the dining out option and created their own way to eat outside of their home despite the social distancing rules. 

But some social media users slammed the couple for not following social distancing restrictions and eating out.

‘This is why we’re a nanny state…’ one user wrote.

‘They deserve to get the coronavirus,’ another commented.

Prime Minister Scott Morrison on Sunday advised all Australians they should only be leaving their homes for essential outings

Prime Minister Scott Morrison on Sunday advised all Australians they should only be leaving their homes for essential outings

Prime Minister Scott Morrison on Sunday advised all Australians they should only be leaving their homes for essential outings 

‘Boomers. What more can you say?’ another wrote.

Meanwhile other people praised the couple for their ‘ingenious’ idea with one person writing: ‘See, we could have had breakfast on Saturday’.

‘Take a guess what we’re doing on the weekend,’ another wrote tagging their friend.

Australians can now be fined up to $13,000 for breaking the tough new coronavirus rules that limit public gatherings to two people.

CORONAVIRUS CASES IN AUSTRALIA: 4,165

New South Wales: 1,918

Victoria: 821

Queensland: 656

South Australia: 299

Western Australia: 312

Australian Capital Territory: 78

Tasmania: 66

Northern Territory: 15

TOTAL CASES:  4,165

RECOVERED: 244

DEAD: 18

Mr Morrison on Sunday announced the two-person rule, while urging those over 70 to stay at home and ordering the closure of playgrounds, skate parks and outdoor gyms. 

Queenslanders who break the rules will get an on the spot fine of $13,345, while businesses in the state will cop a penalty of $66,672, police said on Monday.

Victorians who are caught outside with more than one other person will be slapped with a $1,652 on the spot fine from Tuesday.

New South Wales is expected to follow suit and has warned punishments for flouting the new measures would most likely be in line with previous restrictions, which have been enforced under the Public Health Act.

Breaches of the Act currently carry $11,000 fines, six months in jail or a $1,000 on-the-spot police fine.  

The two-person limit doesn’t apply to workplaces, offices, schools and households.

It applies to all indoor settings, including private properties and homes.

The death toll rose on Monday morning to 17 after an elderly woman died in Tasmania

The death toll rose on Monday morning to 17 after an elderly woman died in Tasmania

The death toll rose on Monday morning to 17 after an elderly woman died in Tasmania 

People who live alone can only invite one friend over, while households of two people or more can’t have any visitors.

A family split across two houses can meet in private, allowing people to visit their partner, siblings or parents. 

The prime minister urged all Australians to only leave their homes to buy essential supplies, to exercise, to attend personal medical appointments and to go to work or school – if unable to work or obtain an education from home.

‘Every single Australian needs to take this seriously or community transmission could get out of control and we could have a situation as terrible as even they are seeing in the US at the moment,’ he said.  

NEW COVID-19 RESTRICTIONS EXPLAINED

Only two people should gather in public spaces and ‘other areas of gathering: Households – no matter how large – can still go outside together, but individual people can only meet with one other person. The two-person limit doesn’t apply to workplaces, schools or households. 

Moratorium on evictions from rental properties for the next six months: Scott Morrison said State and Territories will be moving to ban landlords from evicting tenants who are struggling to pay rent. Mr Morrison urged landlords to work with their tenants and banks on immediate solutions. 

Playgrounds, skate parks, and outdoor gyms will be closed from Monday: Boot camps will be reduced to one-on-one outdoor personal training sessions. 

Australians urged to only shop for the essentials and nothing more: Mr Morrison reminded people it isn’t a time for browsing or catching up with friends. ‘When you are going out for shopping, you should be going for just stuff you need and do it and get home,’ he said. 

People aged over 70 or having chronic illnesses are discouraged from leaving their homes: Mr Morrison said elderly people should only go outside for doctor’s appointments or medical reasons. He said vulnerable groups who need help with shopping should access ‘support through their community or others’.

WHAT CAN I LEAVE MY HOUSE FOR? 

Buying essential supplies: Scott Morrison said shopping should be done solo and not turned into impromptu gatherings.

Going to work, if unable to work from home: Australians who have the ability to work from home are strongly advised to do so. Those who can’t must follow social distancing measures when at their place of work. 

Exercise: People working out should still follow the two-person limit. All boot camps of 10 people or less have effectively been banned. 

To attend personal medical appointments, or for compassionate reasons: Elderly people in particular should only go outside for doctor’s appointments or medical reasons.

CAN I VISIT FAMILY MEMBERS?

Yes, however social distancing measures should still be adhered to. 

A family split across two houses can meet in private, allowing people to visit their partner, siblings or parents.

People who live can only invite one friend over, while households of two people or more can’t have any visitors. 

WHAT ABOUT HOUSEHOLDS WITH MORE THAN TWO PEOPLE?

Households – no matter how large – can still go outside together, but individual people can only meet with one other person.

If four people live together in a house, all four of them can take their dog for a walk.  

The two-person limit doesn’t apply to workplaces, schools or households.

CAN OLDER PEOPLE GO OUT IN PUBLIC?

Elderly people are allowed to go outside for the same reasons as young people, but Scott Morrison has urged those over the age of 70 to self-isolate unless going to a medical appointment. 

‘This does not mean they cannot go outside,’ Mr Morrison said on Sunday. 

‘They can go outside and be accompanied by a support person for the purposes of getting fresh air and recreation, but should limit contact with others as much as possible.’

CAN I GO TO A WEDDING OR A FUNERAL?

Last week’s rules pertaining to weddings and funerals haven’t changed. 

Funerals are still limited to 10 people and weddings to five – including the officiator and the bride and groom.

WHEN DO THE NEW MEASURES COME INTO EFFECT?  

The two-person rule will begin on Monday, while playgrounds, outdoor gyms and skate parks will be closed at midday.  

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