When I went to Brisbane from 17 to 22 December, things were pretty similar to Perth, in that life was going along without many restrictions, and I had to register my contact details when I went to some venues.
About the only real difference was that in the Brisbane CBD near Woolworths, the above massage chairs were out of action. A few months ago, I used such a chair at Midland Gate Shopping Centre in metropolitan Perth.
Since coming back to WA, though, Brisbane went into a short, sharp COVID lockdown.
This is the third time I’ve got back from a COVID place just in time. On 1 March 2020, I left Buenos Aires. I landed in Perth on 3 March: the day Argentina registered its first case. Within three weeks, Buenos Aires was in virtually total lockdown.
Meanwhile, I was in Brisbane from 10 to 15 March 2020. You may recall what happened after that.
I think I’ve ridden my luck enough. Since Brisbane, I’ve been to Yallingup -a three-hour drive from Perth – which is as far as I’m likely to go in the near future.