Blog | 16th Mar, 2020

How can we respond together to COVID-19?

It’s been a tough start to the year. In the space of a few short months, we’ve lived through devastating bushfires, storms and flooding in parts of Victoria, and now we’re confronted by the virus COVID-19.

At Environment Victoria, we’ve been closely following the latest public heath advice and developments around this virus. To ensure that our events are safe for everybody and to do our bit in slowing the spread of the virus, we’ve decided to postpone face-to-face gatherings and events for the time being.

We believe this is the most responsible thing to do to protect our collective health and wellbeing and all those that we have contact with in our daily lives.

We’re disappointed that these circumstances mean we can’t come together in person. But although we have to take extra precautions, it doesn’t mean we can’t continue calling for action on climate change and protecting nature.

Do you have any ideas for how we can stay in touch, collaborate or take action over the next few months? You can share them in the form below. 

While we might have to spend more time at home to keep our communities safe for now, it’s more important than ever to remain connected and support each other through this difficult time.

This year, we have come together to support communities affected by drought, bushfires and floods. We must pull together once more to support those among us who are more likely to be affected by the virus, from the elderly to casual workers.

The care and support offered time and time again by emergency and health workers, and everyday people like you, give me hope that we will be able to come out of this crisis stronger and better equipped to build a just and sustainable future.