Legistrative Council E-Petitions

E-petition Number
385
Title
Re-open outdoor sporting facilities of private buildings
Grievance
The Petition of certain citizens of the State of Victoria draws to the attention of the Legislative Council that the outdoor sporting facilities of private buildings need to re-open as soon as possible to reduce the spread of COVID-19.

Being locked down is very difficult for most Victorians. Exercising is crucial to mental health and wellbeing, especially for children who spend too many hours on their computers or iPads during remote learning.

An increasing number of children are testing positive to COVID-19 because current restrictions force those children, who would be happy to exercise with a relative without leaving their complex, to go out to public parks.

For most of 2021, outdoor sporting facilities in private buildings have been closed during lockdowns. That is the reason why more children are forced to exercise in public parks, even if they prefer to stay in their complex to exercise. Once in the public park, it is almost impossible for children to adhere to social distancing.
Action
The petitioners therefore request that the Legislative Council call on the Government to immediately re-open outdoor sporting facilities in private buildings to reduce the spread of COVID-19 through minimising the movement and contact between individuals exercising within the community.
Closing Date
2021-10-25
Not tabled signatures
9
Total signatures including previously tabled
9

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