I am in real estate and before COVID we sold around 20 properties to Melbourne buyers per week throughout our industry. These buyers work a few days in Melbourne and a few from home for the rest. Please could you consider working from home just while we get life back to normal?
Christine Browning, Ballarat.
Whilst I agree with Premier Daniel Andrews regarding people limiting movement around the state, it can be a dilemma for those who have relatives whose survival or well-being depends on regular visits - for example, the aged and those with special needs.
Surely there should be a permit available for those having to travel to fill these needs?
I find myself in this position and wonder if I will be fined or arrested for visiting a vulnerable family member who has no support network in Melbourne.
Judith Buchanan, Sebastopol.
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I work in a regional Coles Supermarket. I also live in the same region. We have team members from metro Melbourne and some regional team members work in metro stores.
What makes sense to me is that these team members swap location until this becomes more manageable.
Carol Gray, Woodend.
How can the premier think that tradies can only go to three sites a week? A single measure of a job could be a five-minute thing which would be classed as one site, two more on the same day and that's it - they have done their three sites for the week in one day and home before lunch time.
This has come from an office which doesn't know how this industry works. All the tradies are in a head spin and this needs to be rectified.
Christine Cook, Lancefield.
We have people from Melbourne coming here. How are the motels and hotels and back roads into Ballarat monitored? We were COVID-19 free for over two months, now we get more cases.
Kathy O'Brien, Ballarat.
Regarding the releasing of information re COVID in Ballarat, can someone please explain to me why the residents of Ballarat are being kept in the dark regarding where some of the cases of COVID are originating from?
I am sure we don't need to be treated like we are not able to handle this information given we are all adults here but the lack of transparency around this information makes me feel like a mushroom.
Surely there is no need for a cover up in this day and age.
Dan Andrew keeps saying "let me be clear about this" when he talks about COVID-19 so it might be appropriate if the powers that be in Ballarat follow suit.
Jan Lucas, Ballarat.
I think tests shouldn't be sent to Melbourne for analysis and that regional cities need to be able to analyse results themselves. The wait for results is far too long. Which then means contact tracing has missed the boat.
Lorna Hobbs, Shepparton.
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