SafetyNet 588

This is the August 11/12 edition of SafetyNet.

Subscribers will be aware that Victoria was again in lockdown due to a number of community Delta COVID infections - the lockdown continues for Metropolitan Melbourne, but was lifted on Monday night in regional Victoria. Later in the week an extension was announced.

The situation in NSW is not yet under control, with over 300 cases reported each day this week. The focus must now be on increasing our vaccination rate as this appears to be the only way forward, unless we are prepared for ongoing lockdowns.

We regret to inform our subscribers that there was another fatality last week: a construction worker died in hospital after falling from a scaffold on a building site in Moonee Ponds. 

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