The Victorian Government announced Stay at Home Directions for metropolitan Melbourne and we were pushed in to stage 3 restrictions again due to increase in COVID-19 infection cases.
There are 4 reasons people in metropolitan Melbourne and the Mitchell Shire can leave home:
- shopping for food or other essential items
- work or study, if they cannot work or study from home
- to provide care giving, for compassionate reasons or to seek medical treatment
- for exercise (without leaving metropolitan Melbourne or Mitchell Shire)
So we have been staying home and discovering our neighbourhood which kids are loving as well. Temperature has dropped and it’s the perfect time to rug up and get outdoors. Staying active is so important in the cooler months (Australians are in their winter season now) for your physical wellbeing especially when we are in isolation. One of the easiest ways to get moving is by walking. Out amongst nature you can reset, recharge and reconnect and we’ve discovered the best walking tracks in and around our area. We live in western suburbs and it has been pleasure taking kids out for walks, bike ride, scootering or roller blading. When going for walk we have been taking our camera as well to spot local birds.
Kids love spotting new birds and learning information about them including their habitual patterns. This has been a great way for them to gain knowledge about our local birds species. This helped them to identify the most common native and introduced bird species to Melbourne. It has been very interactive for kids and they totally enjoying it.
How many walks have you ticked off? Stretch your legs and get a buddy on-board because walking with a friend is a social adventure! There is so much to see and do at each garden, reserve or park around your neighbourhood that your social calendar will be filled for weeks to come. You must discover local activities to keep you busy if still in isolation like us in Melbourne Australia.
Note: The virus that causes COVID-19 is mainly transmitted through droplets generated when an infected person coughs, sneezes, or exhales. These droplets are too heavy to hang in the air, and quickly fall on floors or surfaces. You can be infected by breathing in the virus if you are within close proximity of someone who has COVID-19, or by touching a contaminated surface and then your eyes, nose or mouth. Please take care of yourself, stay safe and healthy 🙂