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    Quote Originally Posted by Mum-I-Am View Post
    I’m interested to see how they handle the 5km rules. Growing up (not vic) we lived in a city by definition but there wasn’t a single shop within 5km and then the closest wasn’t enough, very basic corner store. Surely they have to allow people to get food.
    Apparently it's been clarified that "common sense" includes travelling if your nearest supermarket if >5km away. Only a problem if they wanted to push the point that we have the IGA, so shouldn't need elsewhere (I'll say I'm gluten free or something, they have zero GF stuff there!).

    Now waiting to see how DH's work will be impacted.

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    Quote Originally Posted by SJ565 View Post
    Yes, I think Scomos "every job is essential" did nothing to assist in conveying the seriousness. Now it's changed to "permitted" rather than essential, it can really be narrowed down
    Agreed!
    I wonder if tomorrow there will be additional financial support announced too?

    They have increased mental health plans to 10 sessions which is great start if anyone was needing extra support.

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    yeah scomo’s definition was a non-definition...anyone with a job could keep going. which is great, but it didn’t convey the seriousness of the situation.

    i’m guessing only permitted workers now will be a very strict niche and everyone else will be required to wfh.

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    It's a bit scary when you can work out a link to your sons class and someone who had just tested positive to covid 😭😭

    A long term family friend (baby sat me in her teens) has just tested positive... her nephew lives 3 doors down from her (on the other side of our block...) and goes to school with ds1. Tempted to just say he's sick tomorrow and keep him home... what's 1 day!?

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    Quote Originally Posted by shadowangel0205 View Post
    It's a bit scary when you can work out a link to your sons class and someone who had just tested positive to covid

    A long term family friend (baby sat me in her teens) has just tested positive... her nephew lives 3 doors down from her (on the other side of our block...) and goes to school with ds1. Tempted to just say he's sick tomorrow and keep him home... what's 1 day!?
    do it, if it gives you peace of mind. are schools out your way going to remote learning anyway? or was that metro
    melb only? there was a lot of info given yesterday and both kids were being loud and making it hard to really take it all in.

    can’t wait to further info today re businesses etc. also for definition of what is a permitted worker (not that it’ll be either of us, i’m just hanging to know more).

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    Quote Originally Posted by turquoisecoast View Post
    can’t wait to further info today re businesses etc. also for definition of what is a permitted worker (not that it’ll be either of us, i’m just hanging to know more).
    I’m also hanging for this. I doubt it will be either of us, but also not sure how I’m going to cope again this time around. Last lockdown, wfh with DD at home nearly broke me. Being in a high-stress situation where there is no foreseeable escape and no other option brings back a lot of trauma. Even though I know it’s totally not the same, the emotions are. I know we have to manage - everyone does - I am just not sure how.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Shoopuf View Post
    I’m also hanging for this. I doubt it will be either of us, but also not sure how I’m going to cope again this time around. Last lockdown, wfh with DD at home nearly broke me. Being in a high-stress situation where there is no foreseeable escape and no other option brings back a lot of trauma. Even though I know it’s totally not the same, the emotions are. I know we have to manage - everyone does - I am just not sure how.
    it really is a form of trauma. my main fear, through all of this, is the secondary trauma i am worried my kids will experience/witness. the anxiety and stress, dh and i reacting to an uncertain world. my family already has a degree of intergenerational trauma from ww2, my dad especially really suffered at the hands of his traumatized and alcoholic and violent father.

    and then i just feel sad. i really wanted ds to have a wonderful kinder year. he’s at the loveliest centre and i’m so sad for him that this year has been so disjointed. dd is too young to really know what’s going on (thankfully) but i’m worried about ds. he’s a sensitive boy to begin with. dh always says oh he’s resilient. and i’m like yeah, but i didn’t want this for him. i feel sad for my kids that this is their reality, for now anyway.

    the lack of clear endpoint is really tough too. if you knew it was 6 weeks and that would be that, you could cobble your way through and keep your eye on the prize. but it doesn’t work that way. and that’s the hard bit.

    sending you a big hug lovely, you sound like you need it xx

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    We've kept ds home. I was just too anxious. Likely, it's probably already too little too late. I'll just be on egg shells the next 2 weeks and freak out at any potential symptoms.... 🤦‍♀️

    On the trauma and resilience: it's definitely a form of trauma. I think given our support here (my mum living with us for the moment, but it could change at any point. She's looked at 6 rentals so far...) we are able to minimise any ripple effects the children would otherwise feel. And yes, children are resilient, they bounce back when mum changes a job, or they move schools or house.... but no one alive has actually lived through a pandemic with such an effect on their every day lives. Life as our kids knew it has been turned upside down, beat like a pinyata, stuffed in a blender and given back to them to drink ...
    I know my 5yo is traumatised by masks, having been tested, not able to go to parks, unable to have his first birthday party with friends, the fear that people are dying from it, and that it's now here in town (thank you dad/poppy 🤦‍♀️)... they will get through it, and I HOPE they're resilient enough to bounce back, but I hold my reservations for the long term effects on them.

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    One of the things this whole pandemic-management-lockdown-business indirectly exposes is the disproportionate mental health issue we seem to have. This is completely generally speaking, but even going back to the first, relatively mild lockdown - why are so many people in our society just a few weeks of being cooped up with their nearest and dearest away from mental breakdown? Is it the pressure of wanting to emerge from this unscathed, economically, educationally, socially? I don't know. I really feel for Victorians right now, and I hope the mental health support will help people.

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    Yeah I'm really hanging out for the announcement on businesses too to find out if dh and I can continue working or not.

    The lockdown has been quite traumatic for ds too. It's really affecting his behaviour and he's kind of learnt that going out and socialising is optional. So he often talks about not wanting to leave the house and being scared of people. Even school sometimes which he loves when he gets there.


 

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