This particular virus variant seems to have an R0 or almost 4; this means that unchecked every individual would infect almost 4 other people. Last year the virus circulating in Melbourne had an R0 of less than to 2.
There is a change to the restrictions and they are different for rural Victoria and Melbourne. Restrictions and rules can be found here: https://www.dhhs.vic.gov.au/victorias-restriction-levels-covid-19
This sucks for business. But maybe you could spend money locally, while staying safe, and thereby support local businesses. I hope that some hospitality venues who have closed completely decide to offer takeaway again… it’s sad to see them closed up like this when only 10 days ago they were full of people enjoying great company, delicious food and fabulous service.
I will be continuing to offer telehealth to all clients until further notice. When I do return to face-to-face consultations will masks continue to be required, unless exemptions apply.
So with the most recent cases in northern Melbourne we're back to masks indoors. The requirement to wear masks indoors starts at 6pm tonight and ends on June 4. I'll be continuing to wear a mask in session with clients and will be asking clients to also wear a mask until restrictions ease.
Let's work together to support each other and reduce the spread of CoVID-19....
I woke up restless at 5:30 this morning. So I rugged up and went for a walk along the beach. While walking I listened to an interview of Prof Zindel Segel by Elise Bialylew (part of the 2021 Mindful in May). They spoke about mindfulness meditation and how it an be an effective treatment for moderate depression. They defined mindfulness meditation as really being present in the moment, noticing sensations and experiences, and being accepting of, present with and curious about even unpleasant sensations and thoughts. This is hard. They noted that when we are feeling depressed we tend to be less aware of physical sensations and experiences and get very caught up in our heads. Mindfulness meditation can help us shift our focus and this can be helpful.
What do you do on a beautiful day if you’ve got a few spare hours??
Today I had lunch and then went out for a short cycle in the sun! Even though I was only able to ride for 30 minutes it was totally worth it… the warmth from the sun, the energy hit, the feel good factor, the mood boost… oh and cycling on new hotmix road surface is such a pleasure (if you cycle you’ll know all about this)!!
Did you catch the super moon last night? What about this morning?
I managed to drag myself out of my warm bed for a bike ride with the bunch. It was a still clear morning but very cold.
There’s something quite energizing rolling along in the dark with glimpses of the full moon reflecting on the Bay on fresh morning. Then I spotted this view as we got close to the cafe… I had to stop and appreciate the colours.
After starting my day in this I found I felt good, was more motivated, and had greater focus. I notice that I tend to have a more productive day when I’ve started with exercise… walking, cycling or strength training.