A special page of links to information about the current state of affairs, globally, in Australia and locally, and with information about how to survive and suggestions of things to do while in lockdown. And a cartoon to make you smile (scroll down!). All updated as and when things change.
What's happening in the world and in Australia?
Australian facts and figures from the Australian Federal Government website
The Federal Government has also launched a Coronavirus Australia app and WhatsApp feature. Coronavirus Australia is available from the Apple App Store and on Google Play and was launched alongside the Government's new WhatsApp feature.
World-wide statistics from WHO
Covid-19 Daily Update from the Victorian Government Department of Health & Human Services
Coronacast ABC daily podcasts
City of Port Phillip Covid-19 Support & Assistance
What's happening at U3A Port Phillip?
Useful information for surviving
Starting on 30 March the Australian Government is expanding Medicare-subsidised telehealth services, so you may be able to have a consultation with your health care provider via phone. You can read the Federal government statement here and read an ABC news update about this expanded service here
Do you have a data limit on your broadband plan? If you are with Telstra or Optus, they are giving all customers unlimited data regardless of their plan until 30 April. If you are using another provider, check their website for information.
South Melbourne Market is still open. It is offering a drive-by order and collect service for shoppers. You order on-line, then drive through the car park to pick up your shopping. Some stalls also offer a delivery service.
How to wash your hands (with Brahms) click here.
Things to do
Download a book or movie from the CoPP library - free.
Buy a book on-line from The Avenue bookstore - free delivery.
Support local musicians and stream live classical music concerts at Melbourne Digital Concert Hall
Join the Royal Society of Victoria and attend their fortnightly science lectures using Zoom.
Zoo's Victoria Live Streaming - check out Penguin Cam or Zebra Cam - perhaps visit the Snow Leopard Cubs
Museums Victoria has set up Museum at Home - they offer their (virtual) Museums free in your home.
Live-streamed Classical Music Concerts - links to dozens of free concerts from all over the world to choose from
Take a virtual tour of some of Australia's most spectacular National Parks
Ten of the world's best virtual Museum & Art Gallery Tours
Linden Art Gallery (St Kilda) offers links to several world class Galleries, such as MOMA
Take up a Course with U3A Online - a virtual U3A, delivering online learning via the internet ($30 annual fee)
Perhaps time for some gardening? Garden Express is an online garden supplier and will deliver to your home
EarthCam displays live web cams from around the world
COVID cartoon of the day
When you still have to work, but from home . . .