COVID-19: Melbourne – fifth case brings restrictions and masks
Melbourne is increasing the severity of its precautions to prevent any further spread after the 5th case of COVID-19 was discovered. These include mask-wearing, limits on gatherings, and additional exposure sites have been added. You can find the new restrictions and sites listed here.
If you have visited a Tier 1 exposure site during the times listed, you need to get tested and self isolate for 14 days from the date of exposure. For information contact the Department of Health on 1300 651 160.
The new restrictions will be in place until at least 4 June.
The risk is that there is a chain of infection yet to be discovered. Hopefully genetic testing will assist with determining the path of the spread.
The current Melbourne outbreak is of the ‘Indian’ variant.
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Travelling to NSW
If you are travelling from Melbourne to NSW, expect to be questioned about your movements and whether you have visited any of the exposure sites.
Travelling to other states
Check the covid site of the state you are travelling to, as things seem to be changing today.
Remembering that you can cancel and rebook any fares through to the end of February 2022, this offer is worth booking some speculative travel.
I usually value status credits over points, but triple points is a good deal. Anyway if a good bonus status credits deal comes up – I can always cancel my triple points booking and rebook using the credit to gain the the status deal. Sorry guys, you can’t combine deals.
Qantas didn’t come down in the last shower, so don’t expect this triple points deal to be giving you the best fare prices (I haven’t checked this), and the same applies to those double status points offers if they return. I have no inside knowledge, but a triple points offer, often comes just before a double status credits offer. Just sayin’.