We are potentially two weeks away from a significant reduction in restrictions, and this weekend is proving to be a bit of a test in Melbourne’s mettle. A spate of warm weather has driven people to the beach, and there have been reports of people not social distancing or wearing masks on Friday. The police have increased patrols to enforce social distancing restrictions and the local council has threatened to close the beach if people continue to flout the rules.

I can only hope that this does not cause a spike in cases. We are so close, and it will be devastating to see the effort of the last 3 months thrown away. The good news is that colder, rainier weather is on the way.