As children go back to school and sports get ready to restart, there is one aspect of pandemic life that will not change anytime soon: working from home.
The states are trying to open up the economy as much as is safe, while preventing a repeat of the number of people who used to pack onto trains in peak hour.
That means even those in regional areas have been told that working from home is likely to be one of the last things to change.
Victorian Premier Daniel Andrews said on Monday that it was critical in controlling the spread of the virus as other restrictions lifted.
"The chief health officer is very clear that one of our greatest challenges, one of the greatest risks, is if everyone simply comes back to the office," he said.
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"One of the last things that will come off will be this notion that if you can work from home you must work from home.
"That principally relates to the chief health officer's concern that if everyone just goes back to pressing lift buttons, sharing bathrooms, using kitchens - all the natural things that just happen in office environments and a range of other workplaces.
"If we just go back to that, then we will do nothing but spread the virus."
NSW Transport Minister Andrew Constance said he understood not everyone has a job that can be done from home, but wanted people to stay out of offices as much as possible.
"If you've got the capabilities to continue working from home, particularly if your productivity can move as the kids go back to school, then that's what we'd urge everyone to do," he said on Monday.
"We're not here to guide business, we're here to work in partnership with the business community and facilitate the movement of people."
He said commuters who did need to use buses and trains would have to maintain the 1.5-metre social distancing.
"Community transmission is a major risk in transport networks, as we've seen around the world," Mr Constance said.