Welp, there it is: Victoria is officially heading into its fifth lockdown, from midnight tonight until next Tuesday 11.59pm. But if there’s one thing Victorians are good at it’s laughing away the pain by indulging in some dank lockdown memes, and honestly they’re the one thing that’s going to carry me through these next five-days.
In order to the curb the recent outbreak of COVID-19 case in Melbourne and its surrounds, the state will be launched into a snap five-day lockdown – announced on Thursday afternoon. The rules for this lockdown will be the same as the ones we saw in late May/early June.
“This will be a hard lockdown similar to or identical to what we did a couple of weeks ago,” Victorian Premier Daniel Andrews said.
“If you were authorised to work then, you will be authorised to work now. If you were closed then, you will be closed now. It is detailed, absolute clarity.”
Once again, there are only five reasons to leave home:
- to provide or receive caregiving
- purchasing essential goods (eg. groceries and medication)
- work if it cannot be conducted at home
- receiving a vaccination
We’ve all done this before and I don’t know about other Victorians, but this time I just feel indifferent about the lockdown. Not angry, not sad…just meh. It sucks, but I know we’ll power through it and hopefully actually come out of it by Tuesday.
But in the meantime, here are some memes to make us feel better.
— Leon Sjogren (@Leonsjogren) July 15, 2021
Goodnight to everyone except the Sydney removalists. ????
— Sharnelle Vella (@SharnelleVella) July 14, 2021
5 day lockdown pic.twitter.com/dnoT8wbn3W
— Amy (@badlandsambrose) July 15, 2021
Pretty sure this is the first time ever that something that originated in Sydney has actually taken off in Melbourne
— The Shovel (@TheShovel) July 15, 2021
As someone who regularly shops at Highpoint, I wholeheartedly agree with this idea.
I just received word from a mate at DHHS that rather than locking down now, the Victorian government is going to blow up Highpoint.
— Kirsty Webeck (@KirstyWebeck) July 14, 2021
— Jason Calleja (@Calleja84) July 15, 2021
If this happens, I know Vic has capability + experience to nail this in a short phase. We can do this Melbourne!
— rynrynryn (@rynrynrynnyryn) July 15, 2021
I’m literally obsessed with this idea. Dan, please make this happen.
— AM I SPREE? (@IAmWanheda307) July 15, 2021
I would honestly wear a mask all-day-every-day if it didn’t make my entire face more oily than the Middle East.
Hey Melb I reckon we just keep our masks on permanently and call it a day #CovidVic
— Patricia Karvelas (@PatsKarvelas) July 14, 2021
— Angela Jackson (@EconomistAnge) July 15, 2021
Victoria: do we got this? Maybe. But do we have good memes? You better believe it baby.