Legistrative Council E-Petitions

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Home-based and mobile dog groomers during COVID 19
The Petition of certain citizens of the State of Victoria draws to the attention of the Legislative Council that home based and mobile dog groomers (HMDG) have been closed for over two months and continue to remain closed due to COVID-19 restrictions.

HMDG pose minimal to no risk to the community as they are usually in a one-on-one situation with a client’s dog, unlike retail grooming or hairdressers that may be based in an open plan environment. At this time, there is no evidence that dogs carry any threat of spreading the COVID-19 virus.

HMDG should be able to reopen when their retail groomer counterparts do, as they pose far less, or at least the same, risk when it comes to COVID-19. Many sole HMDG are suffering and are feeling discriminated against with the implementation of this double standard policy.
The petitioners therefore request that the Legislative Council call on the Premier, the Hon Daniel Andrew MP, and the Department of Health and Human Services to review COVID-19 restrictions to allow home-based groomers and mobile dog groomers to reopen during the pandemic.
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Mr Bruce Atkinson