Prime Minister Scott Morrison has announced that restrictions could be relaxed from May 8.

The National Cabinet made the decision to bring forward the meeting to discuss the easing of restrictions to next Friday, with two meetings over the course of the next week.

“Australians have earned an early mark for the hard work they’ve done,” Morrison said.

He added that it’s crucial that the public download the COVIDSafe app to ensure that easing of restrictions is possible, and urged that everyone should encourage others to do as well.

“It’s over to you Australia.”

More to come.