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Rural Councils Victoria Proposes New Holiday

Rural Councils Victoria is calling for the declaration of a long weekend that celebrates when Victoria reaches herd immunity to COVID-19.

Rural Councils Victoria Chair, Mary-Ann Brown says a long weekend in Spring would also be used to stimulate rural and regional economies hit hard by lockdowns and the lack of Melbourne-based tourists.

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Ms Brown says, “The pandemic has been tough on everyone and it is more than appropriate to celebrate when we have reached herd immunity through high levels of vaccination.”

“It seems that vaccination levels will be sufficient in spring and Rural Councils Victoria is proposing a long weekend to celebrate. One idea would be to extend the AFL Grand Final weekend by a day.”

“While up to 90,000 can watch the match at the MCG, everyone else is invited to rural and regional Victoria for a Covid-free and Covid-safe party.” 

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