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Covid Cases on the Peninsula start to alarm

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Cases in both Frankston and on the Mornington Peninsula have sky-rocketed in the past 10 days with retailers and suppliers now feeling the effects. Numerous businesses and hospitality locations have closed due to both covid concerns and staff availability. The ionic Sorrento Hotel has been closed since pre new year and is due to reopen on Friday the 7th January. Numerous signs on shopfronts are greeting holiday makers with “Closed due to Covid” along the Southern parts of the Peninsula. Sport is also being affected with MPBR Northern Competition cancelled at Karingal Skyedome due to multiple teams being unavailable. On a per capita scale Mornington Peninsula is in the top 20 LGA’s in terms of active cases within Victoria, with Frankston in 25th.

Top ten tips to prepare ahead

The full checklist is below, but you can use these top ten tips to understand some of the most important things.

  1. Get the next dose of your COVID-19 vaccine as soon as you are eligible. Book today
  2. Always have basic medical supplies like a thermometer, pain relief and your regular medications available
  3. Make sure you have enough face masks, hand sanitiser and gloves if you have to isolate
  4. Plan ahead for who can safely deliver supplies if you have to isolate
  5. Plan ahead for home activities to keep you entertained if you have to isolate
  6. Plan ahead for who can look after children or pets if you have to go to hospital
  7. Check for symptoms regularly and get tested as soon as they develop
  8. Have Rapid Antigen Tests in your house and know your COVID checklists in advance
  9. Keep your home well ventilated (windows open) and have gatherings outdoors
  10. Have an emergency contact list with important phone numbers – including your GP

Frankston 

DATE15+ACTIVECASESVARNET
06 Jan1,2594,534 492
05 Jan9774,042 386
04 Jan8163,656 309
03 Jan5653,347 153
02 Jan4483,194
31 Dec4412,971 91
30 Dec3852,880 75
29 Dec3342,805 36
28 Dec3162,769 57
27 Dec2842,712 30
26 Dec2982,682

Mornington Peninsula

DATE15+ACTIVECASESVARNET
06 Jan1,3694,737 597
05 Jan1,0144,140 278
04 Jan1,0873,862 401
03 Jan7963,461 196
02 Jan6283,265
31 Dec5622,958 124
30 Dec4982,834 94
29 Dec4442,740 85
28 Dec3872,655 44
27 Dec3672,611 32
26 Dec3982,579

Written by: Peter

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