The answer is yes.
The sound of the all-clear brings such widespread relief that for a moment we are prone to forget how we got here.
It is no different with coronavirus.
The imminent lifting of some of the harsher restrictions is understandably accompanied with relief and joy but must the carefree prospects of a liberated spring also mean carelessness?
No one wants to go back to where we were in July and even the prospect of Covid-normal; largely free of inhibiting restrictions, is still weighted with the cautions of keeping a sinister disease at bay.
This means the unfortunate daily reality we have inherited in 2020; masks, distancing, added hygiene, testing are not ready to be dispensed with.
The quarantining of the regions until Melbourne can catch up will become even more vital.
Step three may be a liberating victory for many but it is more a quiet battle won than the end of the campaign.
Steady restraint and collective care may still be our greatest strengths.