Yesterday afternoon, we were all told that at midnight the entire state of Victoria will be plunged back to a Stage Four lockdown for five days. This was in response to another leak of Coronavirus from someone in Hotel Quarantine.. if they know that these returned travellers are at a high risk of having Covid-19, why aren’t the rooms better ventilated? In this case, the returned traveller had asthma and was using a nebuliser to help him breathe… It was well known since the first lockdown that all nebulisers in hospital were strongly discouraged due to the risk of droplets of covid being spread. Instead, using the puffer was recommended to be used through a spacer instead.
Obviously, you do the obvious.. you go out and enjoy the last few hours of freedom. The freedom of not having to wear a mask outside, being able to dine in restaurants, being able to play badminton and going shopping… I did what I miss most, playing badminton with friends ☺️
It’s bittersweet and a little depressing to go from almost normal back to being in lockdown. I am just hoping and praying it will only be for five days and that we can go back to “normal”.
The rules that are in place until Midnight on Wednesday the 17th of Feb:
We can only leave work for four essential reasons:
1. Work/Study that can’t be done from home.
2. Caring for someone or getting medical attention.
3. Essential shopping for groceries/pharmacy/etc.
4. 2 hours of exercise a day.
Other rules come back, non-essential retail stores must be closed. Masks must be worn at all times except for strenuous exercise or if they have a medical condition.
We also cannot travel more than 5km to go shopping for groceries, unless the nearest shop is more than 5km away.
No visitors are allowed to your home, unless it’s your intimate partner.
All indoors/outdoor sports are not allowed, unless you are an professional.
I am not sure if there is a ‘curfew’ like last time, but there isn’t much to do anyways.
Also, there are no visitors allowed in Hospital or Nursing homes unless in special circumstances.
Fingers crossed Melbourne 🙏🏻🙏🏻🙏🏻