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C&G’s Guide to Things to Do Post-COVID-19
Victorians are beginning to see the road back to ‘normal.’ While it will be a ‘new normal’ we’re returning to, it is exciting nonetheless to catch up with family and friends whose company we’ve missed throughout isolation. This latest C&G blog rounds up what social activities will be allowed as Victorian lockdown restrictions continue to ease. In the meantime, we recommend you keep updated with changing information and stay safe!
Catch up over your favourite meal.
Victorians are already anticipating the re-opening of cafes and restaurants on the 1st of June as the first step back to ‘normal.’ There will be some safety measures in place, such as allowing up to 20 customers into the venue and practicing social distancing. However, it means we can gradually start building up our social calendar and see the family and friends we’ve missed during this isolation period. If your favourite eatery is of the busy kind, we recommend you follow their social media updates on opening dates and whether you will have to book in. This live list courtesy of Broadsheet will also keep you informed on restaurant openings and booking requirements.
Go for a hike.
Make the most of the sunshine before Winter comes along! We’re allowed to travel beyond our local neighbourhood for exercise, which means scenic walks and hiking is on the table. This is perfect if you’ve been cooped up working from home all week, and crave a change of scenery on the weekend! If you’re not sure where to start, this article from Urban List contains a number of picturesque routes near Melbourne. If you’re planning to stay in Melbourne, the Royal Botanical Gardens have also re-opened for daily strolls.
Captain a boat.
Yes, you heard right! GoBoat Melbourne has recently re-opened its docks so you can picnic with your family and friends on Melbourne’s Yarra River. GoBoat is known for promoting sustainably produced boats that use zero emission electric motors, and allow you to steer the boat without any experience or licence! Given the current restrictions, they will be allowing groups of 5 people per boat and one sail-out at a time.
Admire some art.
It may be a while before we see the return of cultural festivals and art shows. Many people are anticipating the debut of Rising in 2021, whose vision is to “re-stitch Australia’s cultural landscape.” However, the winter of 2021 is still a long way away! While our streets remain on the quiet side, perhaps you can gather your loved ones and enjoy the public art pieces Melbourne has to offer. They have always been there but can be overlooked amidst the busy bustle of daily life. This article from TimeOut lists some great local options you may not have noticed before. Take advantage of a sunny day and host your own outdoor art adventure!