Eased restrictions to take effect from Friday

first_imgEased restrictions to take effect from Friday Deputy Mayor Trent Sullivan has welcomed the eased COVID-19 restrictions that come into effect for regional Victoria from Friday 11 June.“The easing of restrictions in regional Victoria is welcome and appropriate, given there are no confirmed cases here,” Deputy Mayor Sullivan said.“This will give our community a boost, from both an economic and social standpoint, and allow for a host of activity to resume.”Under the changes, the City is preparing to reopen venues, subject to density requirements and visitor caps, including:• Indoor Swim, Sport and Leisure centres;• Recreation facilities;• Community hubs;• National Wool Museum gallery; and• The CarouselAnnouncements about when individual facilities will reopen, and the conditions of their operation, will be made in the coming days.While a range of competitive sport, recreation and community activity can return, authorities will have to manage strict participant and visitor limits.“Community sport plays an important role in the physical and mental health of our community so we’re glad senior competitions can resume from this weekend,” Deputy Sullivan said.With Melbourne residents still not allowed to travel into regional Victoria except for essential reasons, Deputy Mayor Sullivan encouraged locals to back Geelong region businesses.“We continue to urge the Greater Geelong community to support each other by buying locally and enjoying experiences within our own region,” he said.“The absence of Melbourne visitors will hurt our tourism industry, so we’d love other regional Victorians to consider enjoying our attractions over the long weekend.”Visitors are reminded that it is a Government requirement for regional Victoria businesses to check their customers’ IDs, to verify they are not from the Metropolitan Melbourne area.We encourage people to be understanding of the need for this process and also to check in to facilities via the QR code. /Public Release. This material comes from the originating organization and may be of a point-in-time nature, edited for clarity, style and length. View in full here. Why?Well, unlike many news organisations, we have no sponsors, no corporate or ideological interests. We don’t put up a paywall – we believe in free access to information of public interest. Media ownership in Australia is one of the most concentrated in the world (Learn more). Since the trend of consolidation is and has historically been upward, fewer and fewer individuals or organizations control increasing shares of the mass media in our country. According to independent assessment, about 98% of the media sector is held by three conglomerates. This tendency is not only totally unacceptable, but also to a degree frightening). Learn more hereWe endeavour to provide the community with real-time access to true unfiltered news firsthand from primary sources. It is a bumpy road with all sorties of difficulties. We can only achieve this goal together. Our website is open to any citizen journalists and organizations who want to contribute, publish high-quality insights or send media releases to improve public access to impartial information. You and we have the right to know, learn, read, hear what and how we deem appropriate.Your support is greatly appreciated. All donations are kept completely private and confidential.Thank you in advance!Tags:community, covid-19, Effect, Geelong, Geelong City Council, Government, industry, local council, love, Melbourne, mental, mental health, operation, tourism, travel, Victoria, woollast_img read more