Permablitz and COVID-19
On the basis of advice from the Victorian Premier’s briefing meeting held on Monday 16th March, 9am, Permablitz has decided to cancel the upcoming Upwey Permablitz and the Maribyrnong Permablitz.
Permablitz wants to make sure that we do all we can to take care of our volunteers and hosts, and this means we cannot put them in a position where they may find themselves at risk as part of one of our activities.
We have to consider the health of the hosts, designers, volunteers and their families and friends. Current advice is that public gatherings over 500 people are to be cancelled. This action is designed to avoid harm to the community, particularly for those people who are more vulnerable to this virus – our elderly and those with chronic illnesses. That’s our parents. Our grandparents. Our loved ones. Our friends. Our community.
While permablitzes typically have between 15-60 people and fall beneath these guidelines (for now), the last thing we want is to endanger anyone’s health.
We are monitoring the changing situation and Federal and State Government advice.
Of course, regularly wash your hands for at least 20 seconds, cough and sneeze into your elbow, and avoid touching your face.
Further information can be found on the Victorian Government website: www.dhhs.vic.gov.au/
What we must not forget in this time of uncertainty is to treat each other with respect and kindness.
Remember one of the core permaculture principles: People Care. Now is the time to live by it more than ever.