Browsing: COVID-19

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…

The Mornington Peninsula has had three new cases of coronavirus in the last 48 hours, with two new cases in the last 24 hours. The peninsula has had a total of 80 cases, and 14 are still active. The City of Frankston had an increase of one case in the last 24 hours to 62 cases with 18 active cases. The City of Casey has seen a jump of 20 cases in the last 24 hours bringing their total to 296 cases with 149 still active. The City of Kingston currently has 82 cases with 42 active cases. The Mornington…

Mornington Peninsula Total cases: 77 – Active cases: 12 – New cases today: 1 One new case on the peninsula. Testing blitz begins on the Southern Peninsula. Key facts from today’s Victorian COVID-19 update: Victoria has recorded 403 new cases of coronavirus since yesterday, with the total number of cases now at 7125. The overall total has increased by 386 due to cases being reclassified – largely due to duplication. Within Victoria, 69 of the new cases are linked to outbreaks or complex cases and 334 are under investigation. There have been five new deaths from COVID-19 reported since yesterday.  They were…

The Mornington Peninsula has had one new case of Coronavirus in the last 24 hours. The peninsula has had a total of 77 cases, and 12 are still active. The City of Frankston had an increase of three cases in the last 24 hours to 59 cases with 15 active cases. The City of Casey has seen a jump of 14 cases in the last 24 hours bringing their total to 261 cases with 116 still active. The Mornington Peninsula currently ranks as the 24th worst affected Local Government Area in Victoria.

Three additional sites have been added by DHHS and Peninsula Health to increase the state’s Covid-19 testing capacity on the Mornington Peninsula. From today, a pop up testing clinic will be held at Rye Civic Hall in Rye while next week testing facilities will also open up in Dromana and Flinders. Details for additional Peninsula Health sites: Rye pop up test site – Rye Civic Hall, 12 Napier Street, Rye. Open from this Thursday to Sunday from 8:30am – 3:30pm Dromana pop up test site – Dromana Community Hall, 359 Point Nepean Road, Dromana. Open from next Monday to Wednesday…

Mornington Peninsula Total cases: 76 – Active cases: 11 – New cases today: 0 As state experiences record rise, no new cases on the peninsula. Mornington police station has stepped in to provide a much-needed service after Frankston police station’s counter service was shut down last week due to coronavirus. Key facts from today’s Victorian COVID-19 update: Victoria has recorded 484 new cases of coronavirus since yesterday, with the total number of cases now at 6739. The overall total has increased by 450, after 34 cases were reclassified – largely due to duplication. Within Victoria, 97 of the new cases are linked to outbreaks…

The Mornington Peninsula has had no new cases of Coronavirus in the last 24 hours. The peninsula has had a total of 76 cases, and eleven are still active. The City of Frankston had an increase of one case in the last 24 hours to 56 cases with 13 active cases. The City of Casey has seen a jump of 7 cases in the last 24 hours bringing their total to 247 cases with 106 still active. The Mornington Peninsula currently ranks as the 24th worst affected Local Government Area in Victoria.

Mornington Peninsula Total cases: 76 – Active cases: 11 – New cases today: 4 Four new cases on the Mornington Peninsula. Is coronavirus causing a rise in demand for peninsula property? Key facts from today’s Victorian COVID-19 update: Victoria has recorded 374 new cases of coronavirus since yesterday, with the total number of cases now at 6289. The overall total has increased by 347, after 27 cases were reclassified – largely due to duplication. Within Victoria, 62 of the new cases are linked to outbreaks or complex cases and 312 are under investigation. Three new deaths have been reported since yesterday.  They are…

The Mornington Peninsula has had four new cases of Coronavirus in the last 24 hours. The peninsula has had a total of 76 cases, and eleven are still active. The four new cases come after two days of no new cases on the peninsula. The City of Frankston had an increase of one case in the last 24 hours and currently has 12 active cases. The City of Casey has seen a jump of 27 cases in the last 24 hours bringing their total to 240 cases with 103 still active. The Mornington Peninsula currently ranks as the 24th worst…

By Danielle Collis MORNINGTON Peninsula real estate agents say an increasing number of Melbourne residents want to move to the Mornington Peninsula. Danckert Real Estate director Sam Danckert said the peninsula was no longer seen as “just a holiday home destination”, with 83 percent of buyer inquiries coming from people now residing within 20 kilometres of Melbourne. “It’s been occurring over the past few years, but it’s happening at a greater rate than I’ve ever seen in over 15 years of working in real estate,” Mr Danckert said. He said the influx of residents was due to several key drivers.…

Mornington Peninsula Total cases: 72 – Active cases: 7 – New cases today: 0 No new cases today on the Mornington Peninsula. Overport Primary School in Frankston closes for cleaning and further investigation after coronavirus case. Long queues at local haberdashery stores as people rush for material and elastic. $120 of elastic stolen from Dromana haberdashery store. Mornington Secondary College VCAL students have turned their hands to making face masks. Key facts from today’s Victorian COVID-19 update: Victoria has recorded 275 new cases of coronavirus since yesterday, with the total number of cases now at 5942. The overall total has increased by 246, after…

The Mornington Peninsula has had no confirmed new cases of Coronavirus in the last 48 hours. The peninsula has had a total of 72 cases, and seven are still active. The City of Frankston had an increase of seven cases in the last three days its total to 54 cases with 12 active cases. It came as news broke of a positive test at Overport Primary School. The City of Casey has seen a jump of 40 cases in the last three days bringing their total to 213 cases. Seventy-eight of these are still active cases. The Mornington Peninsula currently…

EVERY cloud has a silver lining – just ask Lincraft Mornington assistant store manager Dianne Ansell. Demand for material to make face masks in the fight against COVID-19 is so strong that customers have flocked to the store at the Peninsula Home lifestyle centre all day. “We’ve been flat out with people buying 100 per cent cotton and a polyester mix to make the masks and the elastic to tie them on,” she said. “There’s a long queue winding its way down the aisles almost to the back of the store. “We haven’t seen sales like this since we opened…

A SIX-MONTH extension of the JobKeeper subsidy is “absolutely imperative for the survival of coach tour companies – a vital part of the Mornington Peninsula’s tourism industry”. Chris O’Shannessy, of O’Shannessy’s Quality Tours, based at Rye, said the tourism industry was “not alone in bearing the brunt of the economic crisis this pandemic has caused. But I would say without a doubt it is, along with the hospitality industry, one of the hardest hit. “Our two industries work hand in glove in support of each other.” Mr O’Shannessy said coach touring brought visitors to small, out-of-the-way towns, provided revenue for…