Stage 3 Stay at Home Restrictions

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With the “second wave” of COVID-19 Victorians in Melbourne metropolitan area and the Mitchell Shire have been asked to stay at home and help slow and stop the spread.

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Under the new restrictions there are only four reasons that you can leave home:

  • to shop for food and essential goods or services

  • to provide care, for compassionate reasons or to seek medical treatment

  • to exercise or for outdoor recreation

  • for work or study, if you can’t do it from home

Looking out from the balcony it has been really noticeable how much the foot traffic has decreased over the past week. Very few people are getting on and of the tram and vehicle traffic is minimal.

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There are people of all ages walking dogs of different shapes and sizes. Individuals, groups and families riding bikes, scooters and skateboards. Couples wheeling shopping trolleys, carrying shopping bags or taking their daily exercise stroll. Joggers are regularly appearing in view and quickly disappearing out of sight.

It almost seems like a pre COVID-19 normal, can anyone remember that!

That is until you notice that nearly everyone is wearing some sort of face covering. Even some of the young children and the joggers who are not required too. How great is that!

It is amazing how well most people are adapting to the new rules and trying their best to keep the impact of COVID-19 to a minimum. Hopefully this will allow everything to slowly open up again when the six weeks of the current restrictions are over.

Do right thing to help keep the community safe and stay home if you can. Wear a mask when you go out.

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