7th July 2020: Darebin Bicycle User Group Rides cancelled until further notice

Statement from the Premier (7 July 2020)

Based on the advice of the Chief Health Officer, Stage 3 “Stay at Home” restrictions will be reinstated across metropolitan Melbourne and Mitchell Shire from 11:59pm on Wednesday 8 July.

Unfortunately, todays announcement concerning the reintroduction of Stage 3 restrictions means group rides are cancelled for 6 weeks. This covers rides this Thursday 9th July until and including Tuesday 18th August.

“If you live in one of these areas, there will once again only be 4 reasons to leave home:

Shopping for food and supplies
Medical care and caregiving
Exercise and recreation
Study and work – if you can’t do it from home”

“Outdoor exercise and recreation is limited to you and the members of your household, or you plus one other person if you do not live with them.”

  1. Until further notice COVID safe regulations apply. Only groups of 10 are allowed.
  2. Assemble in service road to High Street, corner Westgarth and High Streets next to Bruce’s Car. If no Bruce, next to toilet, opposite Ultra Tune.
  3. Darebin BUG Mid Week Riders’ Group: Ride Schedule July – September 2020 (PDF file)

All rides start at 9.30 unless otherwise stated.

It is proposed to commence planned rides per the schedule beginning with Tuesday 7th July Royal Park, Flemington and Albert Park.

Rides will be limited to 10 riders. Riders must register with the leader prior to the day of the ride.

What you need to keep doing

  • practice good hygiene
  • maintain physical distancing, keep at least 1.5 metres away from others
  • understand the risk and symptoms
  • help continue to slow the spread of COVID-19 by getting tested, even if you have mild symptoms
  • stay home and avoid contact if you’re feeling unwell
  • take care wherever you go, assume others may be carrying the virus

Be aware that the Premier has emphasised that the recent increase in cases means that there will be heightened efforts of checking in all locations not just the designated hot spot postcodes.

Regards Ian

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