Due to a rapidly escalating COVID-19 situation, the State of Victoria has been placed into a 5 day lockdown.
From 11.59pm Thursday 15th July until 11.59pm Tuesday 20th July, the following rules to the entire State of Victoria.
You can only leave your home for five approved reasons:
1. Shopping for essentials;
2. Authorised work or education (this includes essential animal
4. Caregiving, compassionate or medical reasons;
5. To get vaccinated.
For shopping and exercise you need to stay within 5km of your home.
Masks must be worn everywhere except in your home. This includes both indoor and outdoor areas, unless you have a medical exemption. This applies to all of Victoria.
A full list of settings can be found here:
This means that all face to face RDA activities, other than essential horse welfare care, must cease as of 11.59pm tonight until we receive notification that activities are able to resume. Online or telephone meetings or training is still able to continue as per last lockdown. This is a blow to all of us however we all have our COVID plans in place and we have done this before. We know what we have to do and how to do it and we thank everyone for working together to support each other and the RDA program which is so valued in our communities.
If anyone needs a letter to authorise travel to maintain horse welfare, please email firstname.lastname@example.org and we will ensure you have a copy to accompany essential volunteer workers.