Sun, sand and coronavirus: Australia aims to enforce a Covid-safe summer

Surf lifesavers will minimise contact with beachgoers but authorities worry about repeated scenes of overcrowding

As temperatures rise and state borders ease, Australians are looking forward to getting back to the beach for daily swimming and domestic holidays.

Warmer weather in the autumn was a pressure test of the public’s ability to adhere to Covid-19 restrictions early in the pandemic, and authorities are working hard to minimise scenes of crowding at beaches this summer.

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