Beachgoers who seem like flouting strict COVID -19 restrictions in Victoria by packing onto St Kilda seashore have been warned they’re “risking all the things”.
St Kilda seashore was visibly packed on Friday afternoon, as the town reached its warmest temperature in months.
A 7 Information reporter discovered himself in the course of a rowdy crowd at St Kilda late on Friday. Only a few folks within the crowd had been sporting a masks, which remains to be a authorized requirement when out-and-about.
Footage reveals a lady kissing the digicam lens, and a person grabbing reporter Paul Dosley and kissing him on the cheek.
The footage was instantly condemned by chief well being officer Dr Brett Sutton.
Don’t danger all the things. What we are able to maintain again now means a really regular summer time. Please – Maintain. The. Line. https://t.co/4nFM5EypBM
— Chief Well being Officer, Victoria (@VictorianCHO) October 2, 2020
“Don’t danger all the things. What we are able to maintain again now means a really regular summer time. Please – Maintain. The. Line,” Dr Sutton tweeted whereas sharing the footage.
Macnamara MP Josh Burns slammed the folks on the seashore as “egocentric”.
“For each enterprise that’s doing it robust in St Kilda, for each household who hasn’t seen a liked one in months – go residence,” he tweeted.
“Ignoring well being recommendation doesn’t make you robust, it makes you egocentric.”
With the temperature is about to succeed in 28 levels on Saturday, authorities are anticipated to be out-and-about guaranteeing COVID-19 guidelines are enforced.
It comes lower than per week into Melbourne’s second step of the COVID-normal plan, which allowed folks to spend two hours exterior per day.
Teams of as much as 5 from a most of two households at the moment are allowed to fulfill exterior, however solely with a 5 kilometre radius of their houses.
Face masks stay necessary in metropolitan Melbourne, nevertheless many on the seashore didn’t appear to be sporting a face overlaying.
Initially printed as Beachgoers in video referred to as ‘egocentric’