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Melbourne lockdown

Posted: Fri 17 Jul 2020, 9:35 am
by Canuck
From this morning - similar has been previously broadcast. They also put out a series of answers to people's questions about where/how they could go exercise. It's pretty much all: Can I..? NO......

Melburnians caught exercising outside their local area could face $1652 fine

By Timna Jacks

People could be fined $1652 for exercising in a location outside of their local area under Victoria’s COVID-19 lockdown rules.

In a clarification of its advice on travel restrictions, the state government has prohibited travelling to an area far away from home for exercise.

It means if you live in the suburb of Spotswood, you cannot drive 20 minutes to South Yarra to go for a walk around the Royal Botanic Gardens. Cyclists must stick to their closest cycling trails.

From here

Edit to add: this article capturing it

Re: Melbourne lockdown

Posted: Fri 17 Jul 2020, 9:57 am
by Heather
From the Q&A on The Age:
How far away from my house can I ride my bike?
You should show common sense in satisfying your exercise requirements, and go the minimum time and minimum distance that achieve this in your circumstances
I've been looking forward to doing the Bay Trail bike ride. I live in Mulgrave and was planning to drive the car down with the bikes to hit the trail. Is this allowed?
No, you should go to the closest bike trail to your home.

So no driving to go for a bike ride.

Re: Melbourne lockdown

Posted: Fri 17 Jul 2020, 10:51 am
by Claude Cat
Clear as mud if you ride to and from home, tbh.

Re: Melbourne lockdown

Posted: Fri 17 Jul 2020, 10:54 am
by Claude Cat
Heather wrote:From the Q&A on The Age:
So no driving to go for a bike ride.


It's arguable that you could drive, for example, to the nearest MTB trails if you intend riding MTB.
The nuances are almost impossible to define or understand.

Re: Melbourne lockdown

Posted: Fri 17 Jul 2020, 11:23 am
by Matt1
The key part for me was
"How far away from my house can I ride my bike? How far away from my house can I power walk, jog, run?
You should show common sense in satisfying your exercise requirements, and go the minimum time and minimum distance that achieve this in your circumstances."


I think they mentioned this when announcing the latest lockdown, hence my rides since then have been from home, not starting from a distant point.

Re: Melbourne lockdown

Posted: Fri 17 Jul 2020, 11:59 am
by smitty
I was going to ride from Essendon to the Vic Market to buy some food as it's shopping and not exercise would that be ok?

Re: Melbourne lockdown

Posted: Fri 17 Jul 2020, 12:38 pm
by Claude Cat
smitty wrote:I was going to ride from Essendon to the Vic Market to buy some food as it's shopping and not exercise would that be ok?

The question you could be asked, couldn't you do this shopping closer to come?

Just quietly, the Vic Market might not be the best place to go if you want to avoid the virus ;)
But that's a separate matter.

Re: Melbourne lockdown

Posted: Fri 17 Jul 2020, 1:09 pm
by Heather
Claude Cat wrote:
Heather wrote:From the Q&A on The Age:
So no driving to go for a bike ride.


It's arguable that you could drive, for example, to the nearest MTB trails if you intend riding MTB.
The nuances are almost impossible to define or understand.

No, not arguable. If you can ride your MTB locally to exercise, then you can do so. You can't drive to exercise.

Re: Melbourne lockdown

Posted: Fri 17 Jul 2020, 1:38 pm
by Claude Cat

Re: Melbourne lockdown

Posted: Fri 17 Jul 2020, 5:11 pm
by Claude Cat
So planning for worst case.

Image

:lol:

Re: Melbourne lockdown

Posted: Fri 17 Jul 2020, 7:55 pm
by PiledHigher
I had a practice run around the edge in May

ImageKew 3101 Strava by PiledHigher, on Flickr

Re: Melbourne lockdown

Posted: Sun 19 Jul 2020, 12:19 pm
by Claude Cat
"burbed Canterbury today.

Okay, so what's the best mask to ride in? :lol:

Re: Melbourne lockdown

Posted: Sun 19 Jul 2020, 2:54 pm
by Claude Cat
"There will be some reasons not to wear a face covering. For example, those who have a medical reason, kids under 12 years of age, those who have a professional reason or if it’s just not practical, like when running – however you will still be expected to carry your face covering at all times to wear when you can."
Hopefully it will be interpreted like running.
Keep a mask in a zip lock bag on your back for when you stop.

Re: Melbourne lockdown

Posted: Sun 19 Jul 2020, 9:47 pm
by Claude Cat
"The state government says people cycling don't have to wear masks under mask-wearing rules that come in on Thursday."

Re: Melbourne lockdown

Posted: Mon 20 Jul 2020, 9:01 am
by Mike.Ayling
Would Matt1's ride last Thursday be compliant under the new regime?

Mike