Tag Archives: lockdown

Mine site cases send Darwin into lockdown

Darwin and surrounding areas are in lockdown following five new COVID-19 cases linked to a gold mine in central Australia. Chief Minister Michael Gunner says the outbreak represents the Northern Territory’s biggest crisis since the beginning of the pandemic. The lockdown started at 1pm Sunday after 900 workers left Newmont’s Granites Mine about 540km northwest… Read More »

Regional Victoria set free from lockdown

REGIONAL VICTORIA COVID-19 RESTRICTIONS FROM 11.59PM THURSDAY * Five reasons to leave home removed * No travel distance limit from home * Regional Victorians can travel to Melbourne for permitted reasons, must follow city rules * Outdoors gatherings up to 10 people * Food and hospitality venues open for seated service only, 50 person cap… Read More »

Life after lockdown: Mental health experts share five tips for those anxious about restrictions easing

As restrictions are beginning to ease many people may be feeling anxious about re-entering the world.  ue to this, St Patrick’s mental health services has released tips on how to ease these feelings of anxiety and worry as part of its Walk in My Shoes campaign.  Mental health experts recommend that those who are feeling overwhelmed should adjust to… Read More »

Dementia: An expert researcher on cognition divulges devastating effects of lockdown

Passionate about design that benefits people with dementia, Hester Anderiesen Le Riche – who dedicated her PhD research to the subject matter – has created a series of interactive games to stimulate social interaction, the mind and the body. “The COVID-19 pandemic has had a catastrophic impact on care home residents,” said Le Riche. “The… Read More »