Covid Restrictions – impact on Community Groups

Constituency Question

Ms BATH (Eastern Victoria) (12:46): My constituency question is for the Premier, and it relates to inconsistencies in the COVID rules for Eastern Victoria Region. The Premier has dictated, and rightly so, that we can have 10 people in indoor recreation spaces with 20 in the whole facility, 20 in indoor non-contact, 20 in churches—I would like to see that expand to a room size ratio—but men’s sheds, the CWA, Girl Guides, Scouts, craft clubs and even the Morwell gem club still cannot meet. These people are desperate to come back together. They have been locked away from each other for months. They can apply strict COVIDsafe plans and rules to the nth degree, but they are absolutely desperate to meet. Will the Premier relax these exclusions and allow the community groups to meet again?