Put simply the ride calendar has been put on hold as of 9 July in view of restrictions announced today.
Stage 3 "Stay at Home" restrictions will be reinstated across metropolitan Melbourne and Mitchell Shire from 11:59pm on Wednesday 8 July.
I am blatantly stealing parts of the Premier’s address today from the DHHS website.
2020 has not been the year any of us wanted. ... Uncertainty about what the future holds.
In the last 36 hours we lost two more Victorian lives to this deadly virus. We don't yet know their names, their stories or the circumstances in which they died. All we do know is that — except for the company and compassion of the medical staff who cared for them —they would have died alone. No family. No friends. No holding hands. No goodbyes. That's how dangerous and infectious this disease is.
Yesterday, we reached a grim new milestone, the most cases in a single day. Today, we surpassed it. It's clear we are on the cusp of our second wave - and we cannot let this virus cut through our communities.
For six weeks, and if you live in these areas, there'll be only four reasons to leave your home:
- Shopping for food and essential items.
- Care and caregiving.
- Daily exercise.
- Work and study — if you can't do it from home.
Otherwise: Stay home. Stay home. We are fighting a global and deadly pandemic. This Stay Home direction will apply to your principal place of residence — that means no escaping to holiday homes.
Because we need to limit the spread, there will only be three reasons to cross the border of these metropolitan areas: Shopping for food and essential items. Care and caregiving. Work and study — if you can't do it from home. Not Exercise
Businesses in metropolitan Melbourne and Mitchell Shire will also return to Stage 3 restrictions. Restaurants and cafes will return to takeaway and delivery services only. Beauty and personal services will need to close. Entertainment and cultural venues will need to close. Community sport will need to stop.
I also understand six weeks might feel like an eternity. But it's the time our health experts tell us they need to really get on top of this thing.
But I'm asking you, please talk to your families. Talk to your friends. Talk to your neighbours. Talk to your communities.
Now more than ever, we need Victorians to play their part. Lives are counting on it.
To keep yourself fully informed visit https://www.dhhs.vic.gov.au/coronavirus