The clinic was declared a tier 2 site on Monday between 11.30am and 12.45pm, meaning anyone who attends it during that time will have to be tested for COVID-19, and isolated until they receive a negative test result.
“The Frankston Community Vaccination Hub will remain open and safe for you to visit if you have a booking for your COVID-19 vaccine,” Peninsula Health said.
In the meantime, Google’s movement data since last week shows Melburnians participating in what experts call “thousands of petty violations”, as a result of 200 days on lockdown takes an emotional toll.
Google mobility data aggregated by The age It was announced that across the state on Friday and Saturday, people have been moving more than any time since mid-July last year when relief prompted Premier Daniel Andrews to plunge the state into a stage-four lockdown and mandatory mask wear.
Last weekend saw a trend of violations including an organized takeaway pub crawl in Richmond and the engagement party in Caulfield North attended by 69 guests. The couple involved in the illegal party were hit with $ 5400 in fines.
Lifeline Australia chairman John Brogden said on Friday morning that the service had the largest day on record on Thursday, with 3500 calls imposed by staff.
“I know the number of calls reflects tremendous anxiety and distress in the community, but the good news is people are calling, and we can’t underestimate the importance of that,” Mr. Brogden told Radio’s breakfast program National.
“That means people don’t suffer in silence, they don’t stay home and think no one cares, and they stretch, so there’s a significant silver lining.”
He said that, two years ago, Lifeline placed an average of 2500 calls a day, so Thursday’s call numbers reflect a “massive” 40 percent increase.