Resident update - Thursday 13 August
Dear residents and family members,
Yesterday the Victorian Premier announced the lockdown in Greater Melbourne, scheduled to end tonight, will be extended a further seven days.
While this was not unexpected, it’s news I know will be deflating for many of you.
We’ve been through a lot together in Melbourne the past 18 months. We’ve sacrificed time with our loved ones, forgone holidays, and missed out on the countless simple pleasures of daily life we took for granted before the COVID-19 pandemic.
I want you to know that if you’re struggling at the moment, you’re not alone. More importantly, I want you to know that if you are struggling, there are people around you who can help.
It’s OK to not be OK, and I encourage you to let someone you trust know if you’re doing it tough.
Among the people you can reach out to are our village teams.
We will do whatever we can to support you during the lockdown, so don’t hesitate to let us know if there’s anything more we can do to help.
We’ll continue to provide Happy Hour in a bag, deliver your groceries, and help you connect with loved ones via video calls, but our village team members are also there if you just simply need someone to chat to.
The good news is there’s light at the end of the tunnel. Victoria’s vaccination program has been steadily gathering pace as the vaccine is made accessible to more and more people.
Almost 2.5m Victorians have received their first jab, and this number is expected to increase rapidly in the coming weeks.
So, while it feels like a challenging time at the moment, we are making progress towards a world where we will no longer have to go repeatedly in and out of lockdowns.
If there’s anything we can do to support you in the meantime, we’re here to help.
Victorian Operations Manager
We know you’ve probably seen this before, but a reminder that the symptoms to watch out for include:
• a cough
• a high temperature (at least 37.5˚C)
• shortness of breath
• a sore throat
• sneezing and runny nose
• temporary loss of smell
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