UPDATE: As per the Victorian Government’s announcement on Stage 3 restrictions being extended until May 11, 2020, Out Doors Inc. has postponed all April, May and June programs. Stay tuned for more information.
Together, we’re facing an unprecedented situation. The global COVID-19 (Coronavirus) pandemic is affecting everyone – governments, businesses, families and of course, our way of life.
Our hearts go out to anyone who has been affected by COVID-19, directly or indirectly, and we extend our heartfelt wishes for a full recovery as soon as possible.
As of yesterday, the Victorian Government’s shutdown has taken effect for non-essential businesses including pubs, clubs, nightclubs, Crown Casino, gyms, indoor sporting venues, places of worship, cinemas and entertainment venues.
What does this mean for Out Doors Inc?
As a non-essential business, we’ve temporarily suspended all programs from yesterday, the 23rd of March until the 27th of April as per the Government’s instructions, at which time we’ll reassess the situation and act appropriately.
To be clear, the staff of Our Doors Inc are still working, albeit from home, so please contact us with any questions as you normally would.
Staying healthy during the Shutdown
While we may not be running our normal programs, the staff at Out Doors Inc will be hosting free, regular, online events to help you get through these challenging times, including gardening advice, cooking lessons, exercise sessions, guided meditation and more.
For updates on webinar times, keep an eye on your email, and follow us on our Facebook, Instagram and Twitter.
Stay Safe: Physical Distancing & Self-Isolation
The Australian Government has issued a Health Alert that includes a lot of real-time updates on the spread of COVID-19 that includes many tips and tricks on how to stay healthy, including Physical Distancing and Self-isolation. Please make sure you keep up to date with the latest medical advice.
What if we need to talk to someone?
If you or anyone you know needs to talk to someone during this time, contact:
- Lifeline on 13 11 14
- beyondblue on 1300 224 636
- MensLine Australia on 1300 789 978
- Suicide Call Back Service on 1300 659 467
- Kids Helpline on 1800 551 800
- Headspace on 1800 650 890
- QLife on 1800 184 527
For advice on reducing your risk of coronavirus, please see this free poster from the Victorian Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS).
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