Who is still going away for the Easter long weekend?

With non essential travel banned, I’m curious to know if some are just going have their Easter weekend away anyway.

To be clear - I’m not planning on it. More hoping we might be able to have a walk on our own local beach (600m away from home) without it being too crowded, but wondering if some people are still going ahead with a weekend away.

If you are still going away for the weekend, what are your reasons? Where are you going? Are you worried about being fined? Are you worried about catching or spreading COVID-19?

Poll Options

  • 10
    Still going on weekend away
  • 57
    Cancelled weekend away
  • 164
    Wasn’t planning an Easter weekend away anyway

Comments

  • +52 votes

    Put simply, No one should be

  • +19 votes

    I will be having a BBQ together with my wife and son in the backyard, wonder how many people will call it in as an illegal gathering.

    Shall buy more sausages to feed the cops when they turn up.

  • +1 vote

    Had a camping trip booked this whole week.
    Now working instead.

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    Would have gone to the beach as planned but they shut all the cafes down…..

  • +18 votes

    With non essential travel banned, I’m curious to know if some are just going have their Easter weekend away anyway.

    Its the people who continue to go away and ignore the bans that will keep us locked up for months to come.

  • +17 votes

    nice Try VicPol

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    polices are still going away, free

  • +1 vote

    Will be popping down to Bunnings tonight and I assume that's the only time I'll leave my place for the whole weekend.

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      Hope its quiet when you get there. Dropped-by my local Bunnings earlier in the week, and found a 60M queue at the door.

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    I'm going to heaven

  • +1 vote

    honestly cant afford the $1600 fine

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      yup - $1300 in QLD, still a lot. I'm wondering how many will risk it for a day at the beach.

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    The nudist colonies/camps will probably be all closed, I can't imagine the police going in and checking around though, unless they gear up, or down… imagine a naked copper (either sex), badge pinned on, gun holster and utility belt and, of course, bullet proof vest.

    • +1 vote

      The police found a hole in the fence at my local nudist colony…Police are now looking into it!!!

      <boom-tish> I will be here all week ;)

  • +1 vote

    Pitch the tent out in the backyard.

    Had rec leave booked but that's cancelled.

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      We're debating setting up the camper trailer next to the fire pit and the chook shed lol Kids will love it no matter if we're at home or somewhere else :)

  • +2 votes

    I’d love to stay at home, sadly, I need the penalty rates to pay for all the crap I’ve Ozbargained this week 🙁

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    Just so you know, cops are monitoring this forum and in particular this post. They’re capturing your IP addresses and flagging the number plates of the owners of the services running the IP addresses. YOU HAVE BEEN WARNED

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    Happy Easter everyone. Have fun with backyard camping, home BBQs and other family Easter activities. Thanks to those who are working. Stay safe! Particularly if you’re one of the 5 people who said they are still going away.

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    I think one of my neighbors has - they have already put their bins out for Monday morning and no car in the driveway.

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    I think 600m is not just around the block… now is it!

    Anyone thinking they can act contumacious to these Laws are simply people of low intelligence.

    They struggle to comprehend the gravity of the situation.

    Telling people you are sneaking off, is to them tough talk, no body can tell me what to do…. and they are absolutely right, because they do not have the capacity to understand.

    • +1 vote

      That is dumb , many people exercise more than 600 m from their homes . Join Andrews Hitler council. Yes the council permits this .
      People like you are clueless about interpreting the rules .
      That is low intelligence!

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      Bahaha, um yeah, kinda is. The 600m takes about 7mins to walk and forms part of the walk, which includes my block. Pretty reasonable to take my dog and baby on a 30-40min walk in my local area. But like I said we have been avoiding the beach if it’s too busy and was hoping it might not be full of people from Brisbane or even other parts of the GC. If you’re doing less than 30mins exercise a day, you might want to organise a Telehealth consult with your GP. However I suspect you’re just trolling.

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        Well I have found working from home more like "working from bed" - maybe I should sign up to one of those NASA studies on bone density loss.

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      Contumacious - I like learning new words. Thanks for this one.

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