My question, to the Health Minister, is about yet another apparent anomaly regarding people’s movement across Victoria during the COVID-19 period.
My constituents, especially around Mansfield, are telling me that a host of people have been travelling to Northern Victoria from Melbourne during recent weeks. Many of these visitors are saying that they have come to inspect local real estate.
To my great surprise, I understand this has been permitted as a reason to leave home – even under restrictions that purport to allow only essential movement.
I therefore ask the Minister: to what medical checks or tests (if any) are these travellers subjected before they leave Melbourne to ensure they do not potentially spread the coronavirus to Northern Victoria, and what other conditions (if any) are being placed on these trips to inspect real estate, including on how long people are allowed to stay in our region?