northwest Melbourne's coronavirus restrictions will start being eased
Welcome, Guest. Please login or register.
Saturday January 23 2021 08:43:00 AEDT AM
Home Help Login Register
News: Welcome to the Australianelectronicgoldprospectingforum founded in July 2010, an add free totally independent forum with over 70 boards and paid for and managed by the Admin.Topics:10,008  Total forum Posts:48,405 Members:926. Total page views:13,388,222  Admin and  forum and domain name owner :marjen at optusnet.com.au. Guests can only see a limited number of boards at present and cannot see any hot links. Guests cannot post and never will be permitted too!Registration of new members must be approved by admin.
 All  original Photos and posts and  original materials displayed on this site are COPYRIGHTED and remain the property of the poster and the  Austalian electronicgoldprospectingforum.com. All messages on this forum express the personal views of the author and should not be interpreted as necessarily being in accord with those of the forum owner and neither the owner of this forum and its domain name nor SMF or the forum software developers or the forum host shall be held responsible for the content of any message. Admin reserves the right to remove any offensive or objectionable posts. No defamatory material or politics/religion or issues of race will be permitted.Registered members may post links and use the forums pm immediately without having to make 10 posts. The forum is add free and is hosted in Australia.
Spammers and spambots cannot join the forum.

australian electronic gold prospecting forum.com  |  Common interest forum.  |  General chat and discussion forum (Moderator: bugwhiskers)  |  Topic: Melbourne's coronavirus restrictions will start being eased 0 Members and 1 Guest are viewing this topic. « previous next »
Pages: [1] Go Down Print
Author Topic: Melbourne's coronavirus restrictions will start being eased  (Read 119 times)
Doug
Administrator
Revered Supreme Hero Member
*******
Offline Offline

Posts: 17404



« on: Monday October 26 2020 16:40:20 AEDT PM »

Melbourne's coronavirus restrictions will start being eased from 11:59pm tomorrow, Premier Daniel Andrews says.
Full statement from Daniel Andrews:
Zero.
The last time Victoria had zero cases was June 9, 139 days ago.
Even more incredibly, it's zero cases off the back of a huge testing drive.
Over the course of this weekend, we asked Victorians living in our northern suburbs to get tested. They did just that.
In 24 hours, we have been able to process an additional 14,024 tests — 3,196 of them from these communities. This morning we've processed an extra 1,157.
And not a single new case has been found.
I want to thank everyone who did the right thing by their community and our state in getting tested. I also want to thank the nurses, lab technicians, collectors, couriers — everyone who has been working around the clock to process these tests.
Because of that effort, we've been able to get the results faster than we thought. These results give us confidence — confidence that even if we do identify positive cases in any further tests — we are firmly on top of this virus.
It's why today I can confirm what we've long waited for: Melbourne will move out of lockdown and into the Third Step. Before we get to the bit that almost everyone will be waiting for, an ask:
As we take these steady steps towards reopening, the message remains the same: Please stay safe and if you have symptoms, you must get tested.
Under the Third Step, and from 11:59pm on Tuesday, Melbourne will move from "stay home" to "stay safe", with no more restrictions on the reasons to leave home.
The 25-kilometre limit though, will remain in place. I know it's frustrating, but this is about making sure that even as we ease restrictions. We're limiting the virus's ability to travel.
It's why the border between regional Victoria and Melbourne will also remain in place — for just a bit longer.
Under the Third Step, Melbourne's cafes, restaurants and pubs can reopen. Outdoors with a limit of up to 50, indoors up to 20. Density limits, record keeping and COVIDSafe Plans also apply.
Remaining retail will also open. Beauty and personal care services can resume. And for those businesses who need to get ready for their reopening, staff will be able to attend onsite straight away.
Outdoor contact sport for those aged 18 and under will also begin again — so too can non-contact sport for adults. PT, fitness and dance classes can also be held outdoors with up to 10 people, and the number of people at outdoor pools can increase to 50, subject to density limits.
Libraries and community venues will be able to open for outdoor events. Outdoor entertainment venues can also begin hosting visitors.
And faith communities will be able to meet for outdoor religious ceremonies with up to 20 people, in addition to those required for the service. Indoor services can be held with up to 10.
Weddings will increase to 10 people, and funerals up to 20.
Workplaces will no longer need to be on the permitted work list to open and the ability to work will change to "if you can work from home you must work from home".
While the boundary is in place, work permits will still be required for workers from Melbourne travelling into regional Victoria and vice versa.
I know the thing many people are missing is having people over to visit but, as we've seen, this virus is at its most dangerous when we're indoors and relaxed and comfortable.
It's why we're going to take the next 24 hours to understand how we might be able to make this work — safely — and I'll have more to say about this tomorrow.
From November 8, and if we can continue driving case numbers down, the 25km limit will come off and Melbourne will be able to meet regional Victoria at the same level.
That means the same eased restrictions that apply to regional Victoria will also apply to Melbourne.
The capacity of pubs and restaurants will increase, with up to 40 inside and 70 outside.
Religious gatherings will expand with up 20 people and a faith leader indoors, and 50 outside.
Gyms and indoor fitness will be able to reopen with some strict safety precautions in place.
And because Melburnians will have well and truly earnt a holiday, accommodation will also reopen.
The border between the city and the rest of our state will also fall away.
I know personally, deeply, just how much this will mean for thousands of Victorians who haven't been able to see loved ones for far too long.
It will mean families are whole again. Our state is whole again.
I understand there'll be questions: "What about X?" or "when can I do Y?" And I promise, we'll also have an update on November 8 on the timelines and thresholds for taking the Last Step.
We want to reach COVID Normal by Christmas and right now, we're on track to do that.
It's why we've got to keep going — all of us. Understanding that even though restrictions may ease, our personal responsibility in all this doesn't.
We have come so far and given so much.
Getting here and staying here relies on the efforts of every Victorian.
Keep going.
  
link-https://www.abc.net.au/news/2020-10-26/coronavirus-restrictions-in-melbourne-easing-vic-premier-says/12813254
doug smile
Logged
Huego
invited members
Revered Supreme Hero Member
****
Offline Offline

Posts: 4103



« Reply #1 on: Tuesday October 27 2020 15:18:14 AEDT PM »

This post probably belongs here:-

Victorians feeling VERY relieved from 2 days in a row with 0 new cases & 0 deaths  Bravo

City restrictions have been eased & more easing likely on 08 Nov, less than 2 weeks. (see Doug's post above)

Well done Victoria!! So many overseas countries envy your achievement!! A sign of good consistent & persistent leadership by premier & Chief Health Officer who calls the shots on these matters.

Have 2 DOUGHNUTS everyone  happy face   happy face

Huego
Logged

Views expressed are without prejudice, in the public/consumer interest & their "right to know". Huego reserves his right to: think freely & speculate, make & correct his mistakes, change his mind, expose fools & denigrators if/as required. Fighting greed & injustice with facts as he sees them.
Pages: [1] Go Up Print 
australian electronic gold prospecting forum.com  |  Common interest forum.  |  General chat and discussion forum (Moderator: bugwhiskers)  |  Topic: Melbourne's coronavirus restrictions will start being eased « previous next »
Jump to:  


Login with username, password and session length

Powered by MySQL Powered by PHP Powered by SMF 1.1.21 | SMF © 2006-2009, Simple Machines
Simple Audio Video Embedder

BisdakworldClassic design by JV PACO-IN
Valid XHTML 1.0! Valid CSS!