Increasing measures to keep people at home and prevent the spread of the COVID-19 virus have now resulted in closures of the following beach in and around Melbourne.
At this stage it would be safest to assume that all beaches close to Melbourne are now closed for kitesurfing until further notice.
Update: Check current local council and directions from Chief Health Officer (Victoria) and Australian Government Dept of Health. The responsibility is on kiters to follow the rules so we don't jeopardise the recreation that we all love.
Victoria Police have the power to issue on the spot fines of up to $1,652 for individuals and up to $9,913 for businesses who don’t follow the directives of the Chief Health Officer. This is currently directed at people that don't follow self-isolation rules.
- St Kilda
- Ricketts Point
Hobsons Bay City: all beaches (includes Altona, Williamstown)
City of Kingson: all beaches until 30 March (including Aspendale, Mentone)
Bass Coast Shire: beaches are closed, but people still allowed to people to surf, swim, run or walk as long as they did not congregate in groups.
- Mornington Peninsula beaches closed until further notice - MP News
- Victoria Police to issue fines for breaking coronavirus social distancing rules as cases climb to 685 - ABC News
- Community Information - COVID-19 - Kingston City Council
- About coronavirus (COVID-19) – Department of Health and Human Services Victoria
- 2019 Coronavirus disease (COVID-19) – Health.vic
- Coronavirus disease (COVID-19) advice for the public – World Health Organisation
- Coronavirus (COVID-19) in Australia | Data
- Victorian COVID-19 data