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PENINSULA Health had a good response to its mobile Covid-19 testing clinics at Bonbeach and Mt Eliza last week. About 50-75 people were tested each day over the week with more at other clinics, including at Frankston Hospital screening clinic at 12 Hastings Road and the drive through clinic at Frankston Basketball Stadium, 90 Bardia Avenue, open 8.30am-4pm. Another Covid-19 walk-in screening clinic opened at the Hastings Scout Hall on Sunday 23 August. It is open 8.30am-3.30pm until Wednesday (26 August 26) and is accessible via 15 Thornhill Street. If you have any symptoms, it is important you self-isolate and…

Mornington Peninsula Total cases: 155 – Active cases: 60 – New cases today: 3 Total cases on the Mornington Peninsula hit 155. Mornington the current hot-spot with a total of 39 cases and 27 active cases. Key facts from today’s Victorian COVID-19 update: Victoria has recorded 240 new cases of coronavirus since yesterday, with the total number of cases now at 17,683. The overall total has increased by 237 due to 3 cases being reclassified largely due to duplication. Within Victoria, 101 of the new cases are linked to outbreaks or complex cases and 139 are under investigation. There have been 13 new deaths from COVID-19 reported…

The Mornington Peninsula has had 34 new cases of coronavirus in the last week. The peninsula has had a total of 155 cases, and 60 are still active, an increase in active cases of 17 over the week. The City of Frankston had an increase of 39 cases in the last week bringing the total cases to 194. City of Frankston’s active cases have stayed stable since a week ago at 77. The City of Casey has had an increase of 125 cases in the last week bringing their total to 822 cases with 228 still active. The City of…

Confirmed cases and active cases on the Mornington Peninsula as at 20/8/20 Listed in order of most confirmed cases to least confirmed cases. Mornington (Postcode 3931) – Confirmed Cases (ever): 39 – Active Cases (current): 27 Mount Martha (Postcode 3934) – Confirmed Cases (ever): 21 – Active Cases (current): 7 Somerville (Postcode 3912) – Confirmed Cases (ever): 15 – Active Cases (current): 7 Rosebud, Boneo, Cape Schanck, Fingal (Postcode 3939) – Confirmed Cases (ever): 11 – Active Cases (current): 5 Mount Eliza (Postcode 3930) – Confirmed Cases (ever): 10 – Active Cases (current): 1 Flinders (Postcode 3929) – Confirmed…

Mornington Peninsula Total cases: 121 – Active cases: 43 – New cases today: 7 Seven new cases on the peninsula in the last 24 hours. Total cases on the Mornington Peninsula hit 121. Mornington the current hot-spot with a total of 24 cases and 13 active cases. Key facts from today’s Victorian COVID-19 update: Victoria has recorded 278 new cases of coronavirus since yesterday, with the total number of cases now at 15,863. The overall total has increased by 217 due to 61 cases being reclassified – largely due to duplication. Within Victoria, 64 of the new cases are linked to outbreaks or complex cases and…

The Mornington Peninsula has had seven new cases of coronavirus in the last 24 hours. The peninsula has had a total of 121 cases, and 43 are still active. The City of Frankston had an increase of six cases in the last 24 hours bringing the total cases to 151. City of Frankston’s active cases have risen by six cases to 77. The City of Casey has had an increase of 12 cases in the last 24 hours bringing their total to 697 cases with 354 still active. The City of Kingston has had one new case in the last…

Confirmed cases and active cases on the Mornington Peninsula as at 13/8/20 Listed in order of most confirmed cases to least confirmed cases. Mornington (Postcode 3931) – Confirmed Cases (ever): 24 – Active Cases (current): 13 Mount Martha (Postcode 3934) – Confirmed Cases (ever): 16 – Active Cases (current): 5 Mount Eliza (Postcode 3930) – Confirmed Cases (ever): 11 – Active Cases (current): 3 Somerville (Postcode 3912) – Confirmed Cases (ever): 10 – Active Cases (current): 5 Flinders (Postcode 3929) – Confirmed Cases (ever): 7 – Active Cases (current): 0 Sorrento (Postcode 3943) – Confirmed Cases (ever): 7 -…

MORNINGTON Peninsula Shire mayor Cr Sam Hearn has called for calm following last week’s declaration of a state of emergency and the introduction of stage four restrictions to stop the spread of COVID-19. “As we navigate the next six weeks let’s do our best to be patient, resilient and calm. This situation is unfamiliar to all of us,” Cr Hearn said. “We are in this together and if we all do the right thing we will be on the other side of this sooner.” Changes to the daily lives of Victorians include: An 8pm-5am curfew (the only reasons to leave…

WITH an expected drop in demand due to the stage four coronavirus restrictions, Searoad Ferries has suspended weekend ferry services between Sorrento and Queenscliff until at least 19 September. The ferry will continue its two-hourly Monday-Friday service. The cut back follows changes brought in with the stage three restrictions last month (“All clear for essential ferry” The News 13/7/20). “This is obviously an historic and significant step to suspend the service for the first time in 33 years,” Searoad CEO Matt McDonald said. “However, we must respond to the unprecedented circumstances which we find ourselves in, with stage four lockdown…

The Mornington Peninsula has had three new cases of coronavirus in the last 24 hours. The peninsula has had a total of 103 cases, and 28 are still active. That is an increase of three active cases in the last 24 hours. The City of Frankston had an increase of two cases in the last 24 hours bringing the total cases to 126. City of Frankston’s active cases have risen by two cases to 66. The City of Casey has had an increase of 32 cases in the last 24 hours bringing their total to 596 cases with 343 still…

“I have no idea what’s awaiting me, or what will happen when this all ends. For the moment I know this: there are sick people and they need curing.” The French existentialist author Albert Camus wrote this in his 1947 book The Plague. How prophetic for our experiences 73 years later. This has been a difficult week for many of us. It has been a difficult week for our families, our friends, and especially our business community. Stage Four Restrictions are here. Many people have had their lives put on hold and feel they face an uncertain future. Businesses have been…

Mornington Peninsula Total cases: 100 – Active cases: 25 – New cases today: 3 Three new cases on the peninsula in the last 24 hours. Total cases on the Mornington Peninsula hit 100. Postcode data released by DHHS shows where cases have been, and currently are, on the peninsula. Most cases on the peninsula is Mornington with 14 cases in total. Most active cases on the peninsula is Somerville with six active cases as of today. Key facts from today’s Victorian COVID-19 update: Victoria has recorded 471 new cases of coronavirus since yesterday, with the total number of cases now at 13,469. The overall total…

The Mornington Peninsula has had three new cases of coronavirus in the last 24 hours. The peninsula has had a total of 100 cases, and 25 are still active. That is an increase of two active cases in the last 24 hours. In the last month, the peninsula has seen its total coronavirus cases rise from 63 to 100, and its active cases from zero to 25. The City of Frankston had an increase of eight cases in the last 24 hours bringing the total cases to 124. City of Frankston’s active cases have risen by seven cases to 64.…

Confirmed cases and active cases on the Mornington Peninsula as at 6/8/20 Listed in order of most confirmed cases to least confirmed cases. Mornington (Postcode 3931) – Confirmed Cases (ever): 14 – Active Cases (current): 4 Mount Martha (Postcode 3934) – Confirmed Cases (ever): 13 – Active Cases (current): 3 Somerville (Postcode 3912) – Confirmed Cases (ever): 11 – Active Cases (current): 6 Mount Eliza (Postcode 3930) – Confirmed Cases (ever): 9 – Active Cases (current): 1 Flinders (Postcode 3929) – Confirmed Cases (ever): 7 – Active Cases (current): 0 Sorrento (Postcode 3943) – Confirmed Cases (ever): 7 -…

Mornington Peninsula Total cases: 97 – Active cases: 23 – New cases today: 6 Six new cases on the peninsula in the last 24 hours as total cases on the Mornington Peninsula edges towards 100. Key facts from today’s Victorian COVID-19 update: Victoria has recorded 725 new cases of coronavirus since yesterday, with the total number of cases now at 13,035. The overall total has increased by 700, due to 25 cases being reclassified – largely due to duplication. Within Victoria, 164 of the new cases are linked to outbreaks or complex cases and 561 are under investigation. There have been 15…

The Mornington Peninsula has had six new cases of coronavirus in the last 24 hours. The peninsula has had a total of 97 cases, and 23 are still active. The City of Frankston had an increase of four cases in the last 24 hours bringing the total cases to 116. City of Frankston’s active cases have risen to 57. The City of Casey has had an increase of 25 cases in the last 24 hours bringing their total to 564 cases with 326 still active. The City of Kingston has had five new cases in the last 24 hours bringing…

Mornington Peninsula Total cases: 90 – Active cases: 18 – New cases today: 1 One new case on the peninsula in the last 24 hours. Businesses face shutdown due to Stage Four restrictions. Key facts from today’s Victorian COVID-19 update: Victoria has recorded 429 new cases of coronavirus since yesterday, with the total number of cases now at 11,937. The overall total has increased by 380, due to 49 cases being reclassified – largely due to duplication. Within Victoria, 36 of the new cases are linked to outbreaks or complex cases and 393 are under investigation. There have been 13 new deaths from COVID-19…

The Mornington Peninsula has had one new case of coronavirus in the last 24 hours. The peninsula has had a total of 90 cases, and 18 are still active. This is an increase of 9 cases in the last week, and an increase of 5 active cases in the last week. The City of Frankston had an increase of 30 cases in the last week taking its total cases to 107. City of Frankston’s active cases have jumped from 30 to 50 in the last week. The City of Casey has seen a jump of 178 cases in the last…

A GROUP of Somers residents is proving an early adaptor of a movement that started in England to improve mental health by making people happy. The recipe for Spoonville has its beginnings in the village of Winnersh and sees brightly painted wooden cooking spoons being planted in an accessible place. Some of the spoons are painted with the likenesses of cartoon characters, monsters, animals, politicians, celebrities and even Reese With-a-Spoon The Somers Spoonville joins similar ones at Frankston, Pakenham, Lilydale and Nunawading. “An anonymous group in Somers concerned about lifting the spirits of locals have spread these characters throughout the…

THE 90 cases (18 active) of COVID-19 recorded in the municipality by Monday (3 August), came three days after Mornington Peninsula Shire issued a statement that the peninsula was “winning the battle” against the coronavirus. The shire ranks 30 among the state’s 79 municipalities for the number of recorded coronavirus cases. Frankston, with 107 cases, is 25th. “Now that we’re at the half-way point of the current six-week lockdown, we can see how the responsible actions of local residents are paying off,” the mayor Cr Sam Hearn said. The statement was made two days before the state government declared a…

WEBINARS to help businesses rebuild and recover from the COVID-19 pandemic will cover topics, including commercialising new business ideas, finance fundamentals, taking businesses online, marketing and building business resilience. Mornington Peninsula Shire is promoting the free webinars which run online on Tuesdays throughout August. Finance Fundamentals, 6-8pm, 4 August, will show how to identify cash flow drivers and how to direct cash into the business areas needing it most. Taking Your Business Online, 6-8pm, 11 August, will show how to gain an understanding of online advertising, search engines, websites, blogs and social media through practical exercises and real-life examples. Learn…

IT’S done. Human culture has finally reached a point at which it can never be bettered. After thousands of years of evolutionary development that included the Renaissance and the Industrial Revolution, we can now take our collective foot off the pedal safe in the knowledge that things, put simply, have just reached a glorious high water mark that leaves us all better off. Somebody call Charles Darwin, because evolution is now officially complete. That’s because I’ve just seen a TV advert featuring Snoop Dogg for a food delivery service. This is a glorious development that should be celebrated by everyone.…

Mornington Peninsula Total cases: 89 – Active cases: 17 – New cases today: 1 One new case on the peninsula in the last 24 hours. Mornington is peninsula’s ‘hot spot’ with 12 cases and three active cases. Key facts from today’s Victorian COVID-19 update: Victoria has recorded 671 new cases of coronavirus since yesterday, with the total number of cases now at 11,557. The overall total has increased by 626, due to 45 cases being reclassified – largely due to duplication. Within Victoria, 73 of the new cases are linked to outbreaks or complex cases and 598 are under investigation. There have been seven…

WITH 81 cases (14 active) of COVID-19 recorded in the municipality on Friday 31 July, Mornington Peninsula Shire made the statement that the peninsula is “winning the battle” against the coronavirus. “Now that we’re at the half-way point of the current six-week lockdown, we can see how the responsible actions of local residents are paying off,” the mayor Cr Sam Hearn said. The statement was made two days before the state government declared a state of disaster and stage four restrictions for six weeks from 6pm Sunday (2 August), including an 8pm-5am curfew. The new restrictions include exercising (one hour…

Mornington Peninsula Total cases: 81 – Active cases: 13 – New cases today: 1 One new case on the peninsula in the last 24 hours. Thirteen active cases. Big jump in active cases in City of Frankston. Adapting in an age of uncertainty. Key facts from today’s Victorian COVID-19 update: Victoria has recorded 532 new cases of coronavirus since yesterday, with the total number of cases now at 8696. The overall total has increased by 515 due to 17 cases being reclassified – largely due to duplication. Within Victoria, 154 of the new cases are linked to outbreaks or complex cases and 378 are…

The Mornington Peninsula has had one new case of coronavirus in the last 24 hours. The peninsula has had a total of 81 cases, and 13 are still active. The City of Frankston had an increase of 15 cases in the last 48 hours taking its total cases to 77. City of Frankston’s active cases have jumped from 18 to 30 since Saturday. The City of Casey has seen a jump of 28 cases in the last 24 hours bringing their total to 338 cases with 178 still active. The City of Kingston has had 14 new cases in the…

PROTECTIVE masks may be inconvenient and even intimidating for some humans, but they can be downright confusing for dogs. Dog owners are reporting behavioural changes in their pets since wearing masks in public became mandatory as part of the battle to stop the spread of COVID-19. The Lost Dogs’ Home says masks conceal facial expressions, which are one of the ways dogs communicate with humans. Masked-up owners are reporting changes to their dogs’ “happy go lucky personalities” and displays of “fearful behaviours”. “Traditionally dogs are creatures of habit, so instantly changing routine without a rational explanation can cause anxiety,” the…

TWO extra sites have opened to boost COVID-19 testing capacity on the Mornington Peninsula. Peninsula Health has opened a Dromana pop-up test site at Dromana Community Hall, 359 Point Nepean Road, Dromana. It’s open 8.30am-3.30pm, Monday 27 to Wednesday 29 July. A Flinders pop-up test site is at Flinders Civic Hall, 54-56 Cook Street, Flinders. It’s open Thursday 30 July to Sunday 2 August with times to be advised. These are additional to existing testing clinics on the peninsula. Nepean MP Chris Brayne thanked members of the community for “following the rules during these difficult times and getting tested”. “Remember,…

THESE are testing times. By ‘testing times’, I don’t mean in a ‘Naplan’ kind of way. Or even in a ‘pub test’ way, given they’re all currently closed. I mean that these are difficult times for everyone and there’s little choice but to suck it up and soldier on. Right now we’re living in a Leonard Cohen song. Not one of the pretty, romantic ones but the scary, apocalypse-before-breakfast type of songs. But despite the gloom it’s also an opportunity. An opportunity to do things a little differently and to acquire new skills that – once upon a time such…

Mornington Peninsula Total cases: 80 – Active cases: 14 – New cases today: 2 Two new cases on the peninsula in the last 24 hours. Fourteen active cases.  Key facts from today’s Victorian COVID-19 update: Victoria has recorded 357 new cases of coronavirus since yesterday, with the total number of cases now at 7,744. The overall total has increased by 339, with 18 cases reclassified – largely due to duplication. Within Victoria, 37 of the new cases are linked to outbreaks or complex cases and 320 are under investigation. There have been five new deaths from COVID-19 reported since yesterday. They were four…