A local vaccinated man has today dusted off his family’s old picnic basket after hearing today’s news that gatherings of up to five jabbed adults will be allowed to congregate outdoors for social interaction. Kane Leonard spent a good 10 to 15 minutes this afternoon searching through the garage to locate the long-neglected item, and then claimed that picnicking had long been a favourite pastime of his.

Speaking exclusively to The Watsonia Bugle, Leonard said, “Yeah mate, I just love the outdoors, and the weather is getting better now, so I can’t wait to hit up Binnak Park for some quality time with my friends. Might pack a nice little brie and some crackers in there, maybe a few salad rolls if I can be bothered… ah, who am I kidding, that whole basket will be packed with as much booze as I can consume in the allotted four hours. I haven’t had beers with me mates for ages. I’m tonguing for a few.”