Legistrative Council E-Petitions

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Allow a safe return to golf during lockdown
The Petition of certain citizens of the State of Victoria draws to the attention of the Legislative Council the unwarranted and arbitrary decision to ban golf during COVID-19 lockdowns despite it being an exercise that can be conducted with a COVIDSafe Plan, such as in pairs practicing social distancing while wearing masks.

Victoria has been burdened the most with its sixth lockdown and to take away one of the few pleasures that can still be enjoyed and give people some reprieve is unnecessary and cruel. New South Wales allows golf and they are also under lockdown. Victoria is the only state imposing restrictions on an activity that does not pose a risk, unlike the jogger huffing and puffing past everyone without a mask.

The small gesture of allowing golf would help with the mental health of long suffering Victorians and give a glimmer of hope to the lockdown weary.
The petitioners therefore request that the Legislative Council call on the Government to immediately implement COVIDSafe Plans that will allow playing golf within imposed travel limits during COVID-19 lockdowns.
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