To all our loyal clients and dear readers,
Many very difficult months lie ahead for all of us before we get through the COVID-19 outbreak. There will undoubtedly be a lot of financial pain for the owners and employees of businesses and services in Greater Frankston and across the Mornington Peninsula. Many of us will be forced to reduce our operations until this is over; some may be forced to close. Some of us may have to take holidays and sick leave to relieve the financial burden on our employers; others may have to work fewer hours. And unfortunately, some of us will be stood down until our employers can get back on their feet.
The federal and state governments have stepped up and there is a lot of support out there for business owners and employees. We will post updates on our website and on social media.
Mornington Peninsula Magazine is not immune to the financial impact of COVID-19. At this stage, however, it is our intention to continue to publish our print edition each month, so look out for our baskets at shopping centres, newsagents and servos. Our online and social media presence will remain as strong as ever.
But what’s most important is the health — both physical and mental — of everyone in our wonderful community. We must all take care of each other, especially the elderly, the homeless, and those who are doing it tougher than the rest of us. Reach out to your elderly neighbours and anyone living alone, and offer what assistance you can. Can you do their shopping for them? Ask our charities if there’s anything they need that you can provide — food, clothing, or toiletries. Can you help them sort, pack or deliver donations?
In the meantime, regularly check the federal and state health department websites — www.health.gov.au and www.dhhs.vic.gov.au/coronavirus — for the latest information on this disease and any new measures being introduced to contain its spread.
Stay healthy, stay safe, stay in touch and stay informed.
Your team at Mornington Peninsula Magazine