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Back in lockdown, we go!

Back in lockdown, we go!

Support during the extended COVID-19 lockdown in Victoria.

This isn’t quite the place we want to be as Victorians, but alas, it’s currently where we find ourselves.

For the next 6 weeks, greater Melbourne and Mitchell Shire will be in Stage 3 lockdown which means that we must stay at home unless we are conducting one of the following four reasons: shopping for food and supplies, care and caregiving, exercise and study and work, if you can’t do it from home. For more information about the current lockdown, visit the Victorian Health and Human Services here.

As the state works its way through another 6 weeks of lockdown, we know that some will be affected by this greater than others. Some of us may have just started returning to the office. Others may have been lucky enough to have secured some work and are finding themselves in limbo once again. We know that there will be students here who have just finished their exams and are having to be in isolation without their families or support groups during this time. 

When we put together the TANG Care Pack, we saw the abundance of individuals who required support during these tough times. To extend our support throughout the coming weeks, we have compiled a list of resources that you may find useful.

If you are experiencing any symptoms of COVID-19, please get tested. To find out where you can get tested, click here!

Temporary Visa Holders: Legal Immigration Advice During COVID-19

If you or somebody you know is in need of some legal guidance in regards to immigration, our friend Traci Chen at Coulter Roache is offering FREE 30-minute phone consultations. For more information, click here!

Please do not hesitate to reach out to us or to these organisations as we are here to help you in any way we can. Make sure to get some fresh air and vitamin D to clear the mind every day, even for a quick walk around the block!

For our friends in nightclub & events, hospo and performing arts industry, our hearts are with you and we are thinking about you. Stay strong and resilient, we’ll get through this!

We’re all in this together and hey, we’ll even keep you entertained with virtual parties so we can party (in isolation) together!

RESOURCES

Food Assistance

Ask Izzy (By OzHarvest): https://askizzy.org.au/
Melbourne 614 (By The Salvation Army): https://www.salvationarmy.org.au/melbourne614/

Financial Support

Services Australia: https://www.servicesaustralia.gov.au/individuals/subjects/coronavirus-covid-19-and-how-we-may-help
Study In Australia: https://www.studyinaustralia.gov.au/english/study-in-australia-student-support/australian-education-provider-list

Mental Health Support

Lifeline: https://www.lifeline.org.au/get-help/topics/mental-health-and-wellbeing-during-the-coronavirus-covid-19-outbreak
Department of Health and Human Services: https://www.dhhs.vic.gov.au/mental-health-resources-coronavirus-covid-19
Life In Mind: https://lifeinmindaustralia.com.au/
Beyond Blue: https://coronavirus.beyondblue.org.au/

Photo Credit to Humans in Melbourne.

Comments: 2

  • Vinnie T
    July 13, 2020 1:22 pm

    A great initiative. Keep up the good work fellas and stay positive. It’s an awful time for all of us right now, but some have it harder than others to be sure.

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