The new Covid-normal: is Victoria ready to come out of lockdown?

In Melbourne, 19 October has become a focus for many who are struggling in the face of hardship and uncertainty

Psychologically, Victorians are ready to come out of lockdown as they brace for 19 October, the date the state might move to reduced restrictions if certain criteria are met.

Restrictions such as the curfew, lifted on 28 September, and the 5km radius, which remains in place, have disproportionately affected those who do not live close to amenities such as parks and beaches, who work shifts, who have disabilities or who live with their children in small apartments without outdoor space.

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