Show goes on at Mitchell Creek Rock ‘N’ Blues Festival pandemic style – ABC News

The crowd sat in allocated spaces in their friendship or family groups. No-one was allowed to dance and it was BYO, so there was no chance of people congregating at the bar.

Key points: No dancing, no bar, and social distancing were some of the rules of the new-look Mitchell Creek Rock ‘N’ Blues Fest The festival director says he’s relieved the event went ahead after months of planning during the COVID-19 pandemic Music lovers…

Identifying COVID-19 vulnerabilities: beyond the economy – Croakey

The COVID-19 pandemic has had devastating health, social and economic impacts and exacerbated the inequities that already exist within our community.

A new report, developed by ACOSS in partnership with the COSS Network, has found that many community organisations are struggling to meet the additional pressures created by the pandemic, including a doubling of unemployment and a rise in serious mental health issues, as well as a reduction in fundraising, drops in JobKeeper amounts, …