same experience for us on the Point Hutt Dam wall - mum, dad, kids and dogs all out enjoying the autumn sunshine during the April/May lock down period. Not unsafe, just a lot more than usual when everyone is at school, in the office etc.Fortunately it wasn’t like that, although I saw photos of some of the walks round the lake in Canberra and they were packed. We were so used to having “our” reserve to ourselves with maybe a few regular dog walkers, that the increase was a bit strange.
I've been reading a lot in the media about how most people (usually giving stats of 60-75%) don't want to go back to 5 days a week in the office and would rather 3 days in office and 2 days WFH where possible. Employers reporting no loss of productivity during original lockdown. A much better life balance IMO, with reduced commuting time meaning more family or personal time, better sense of community and reduced greenhouse emissions with less traffic jams. Seems like a win for everyone.