This weekend, rising temperatures and clear skies saw residents in Sydney flock to the beach, with Bondi Beach filled with swimmers, sunbathers and surfers.
Visitors were informed by signs at various entrances to the beach that COVID-19 public health instructions were still in force and that social distancing measures had to be followed.
Many beachgoers tended to follow laws of social distancing, with many people spacing out while enjoying the sun along the grass and sand.
Images, however, indicate that some parts of the beach appeared to be more tightly packed than others, with some individuals seeming to follow the social distance rule of 1.5 metres.
Minister of Health Brad Hazzard said New South Wales was on track to report no group transmission on its 10th day, but cautioned people needed to continue to follow the law.
“It’s looking good but of course the community needs to take this seriously,” he told Sunrise on Monday morning.
“They really need to keep in mind that complacency could turn this thing upside down very quickly.”
Mr Hazzard said the majority of people were adhering to social distancing rules.
“If we don’t make sure that we have symptoms that we going get tested, then this could break loose. The community has been great but we need to keep it up,” he said.
“I worry very much that people will become complacent and this virus is sneaky, it is among us.”