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Managing in a time of COVID-19
Australia - and the world - has been suddenly thrust into a completely unprecedented situation with the spread of the virus COVID-19. In the short space of a month, the whole nation is being advised to stay at home if at all possible, and cafes and restaurants have been forced to close. Businesses, including the contractors and suppliers Ardoch uses, have been forced to change their business practices. The situation continues to evolve from day to day.
At Ardoch, we urge all residents to observe official advice about staying at home and venturing out as little as possible. As of 2 April 2020, Victorian government directions include:
- do not travel unless absolutely necessary
- do not leave your home except for
- shopping for food
- going to a medical appointment
- providing care-giving
- attending work or education (where you can't do that remotely)
- for exercise.
The directions say that individuals can leave their home to exercise at any time of day, and can exercise with any or all of the people who normally live at the same address, or "one other friend who doesn't normally live at the same address, providing you maintain physical distancing while together".
The directions also say you can go to a park to exercise, but visits should be kept short. Children should not be allowed to come into physical contact with public equipment or with other children.
Ardoch's Village Green is like a park, and physical distancing should always be observed. But the directions clearly focus on the public nature of public parks. Private areas are treated differently: "Playgrounds where access is controlled are not included in the prohibition" (emphasis added).
Welcome to Ardoch Village
Ardoch is a unique heritage listed residential estate, located in St Kilda East, an inner-city suburb of Melbourne. Our village is set amongst 2.8 hectares (7 acres) of gardens, with stunning heritage apartments and modern townhouses. Residents can enjoy a heated swimming pool, gym, sauna and a central Village Green.
On this site, you’ll find information for residents and visitors, and anyone interested in our history. By clicking on 'Login for owners' below, those who are lucky enough to own an apartment at Ardoch can register to access further information just for owners.