Sydney's Bondi Beach Reopens for Exercise as Australia's COVID-19 Restrictions Eased

Sydney’s iconic Bondi Beach was reopened for exercise only on April 28 as Australia began winding back COVID-19 social distancing restrictions amid falling numbers of new cases of the coronavirus.

The beach was closed to the public on March 21 after large crowds ignored social distancing rules and gathered on the beach.

Waverley Council voted to reopen Bondi, Bronte and Tamarama beaches for ‘Swim & Go’ and ‘Surf & Go’ from 7 am to 5 pm on weekdays.

COVID-19 restrictions were being relaxed across Australia, with Western Australia allowing public gatherings of up to 10 people and New South Wales allowing two adults to visit other households from Friday May 1. Credit: Vanessa De Luca via Storyful