Public areas close until ‘further notice’


BOAT ramps, beaches, skate parks, and playgrounds have been closed around Frankston to stop people gathering during the COVID-19 pandemic.

A council statement on social media read “beach car parks and boardwalks remain open at this time, however their access will be reviewed as required. Thank you for your continued understanding and patience as we all endeavour to stop the spread of coronavirus.”

The closures will continue “until further notice”. They came into place at 11.59pm, Monday 30 March.

The closures came as the state government implemented a two person limit on gatherings in a bid to slow the spread of coronavirus. On the spot fines are enforceable by police to people in violation of the new rules.

Premier Daniel Andrews said “my message to every Victorian is that there are only four reasons to leave your home, food and supplies, medical care, exercise, and work or education. That’s why we are also restricting gatherings to no more than two people except for members of your immediate household and for work or education.”

On the spot fines of up to $1,652 for individuals and up to $9,913 for businesses are applicable if the new guidelines aren’t followed.

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