Yesterday, Premier Dan Andrews announced an update regarding COVID-19, and extended the State of Emergency til May 31st.
Some positive changes and updates were announced.
From tomorrow onwards, people can start to visit their loved ones, and have up to 5 guests in their homes.
The testing results from over 140,000 tests in Victoria identified 30 new cases, which is about 0.018% of all the tested individuals.
The numbers of infections and hospitalisations here in Victoria are relievingly low, compared to other similar sized cities across the world.
However, the Premier has encouraged people that if they can work from home, they must continue to work from home. The 1.5m social distancing requirements are still in place. There are now 5 reasons allowable to leave your home - seeking medical care, going to work, doing essential shopping, exercising, and now to visit family or friends.
We will remain closed a little longer, but we feel like things are starting to shift and we hope to bring better news of reopening soon!
Mel is a Myotherapist based in Ferntree Gully.