Woman from country Victoria shares the VERY rude note left on her car by a local who assumed she was a lockdown-breaking Melburnian because of one feature on her vehicle
- Traralgon resident Jodie Oliver returned to her vehicle to find a horrible note
- The angry local voiced their opinion writing: ‘Get back to Melbourne selfish c**t’
- Ms Oliver believes she was targeted due to her Melbourne dealership plates
A woman in regional Victoria has shared an incredibly rude note left on her car by a resident who assumed she was breaking lockdown because of the dealership stickers on her car.
Lockdown regulations were lifted in country Victoria on Friday, allowing residents to once again enjoy life without strict stay-at-home restrictions, but Melbourne is still deep within the trenches.
Traralgon resident Jodie Oliver came back to her car to find a horrible note left there on Friday, which read: ‘Get back to Melbourne selfish c**t’.
Ms Oliver believed that she was targeted due to the Melbourne dealership name on her license plates.
Traralgon resident Jodie Oliver returned to her car to find an angry note (pictured) from a local who assumed she was from Melbourne due to her license plates
Another woman was abused in Wonthaggi, two hours south-east of Melbourne, because a resident thought she was from the city.
Other residents of regional Victoria have promptly removed any relation to Melbourne from their vehicles, hoping to avoid any conflict themselves.
Senior Sergeant Peter Watson called for the attacks and abuse to stop.
‘We shouldn’t assume just because there’s a sticker on a car, they are from out of town,’ Sergeant Watson said.
Regional Victoria was lifted out of lockdown on September 10.
Another woman in Wonthaggi, two hours south-east of Melbourne was abused by a local (pictured, Wonthaggi’s main road)
Restaurants, cafes and retail shops among others were able to re-open with capacity and social distancing rules, as offices re-opened with up to 25 per cent of staff.
However, residents of regional Victoria must not travel to metropolitan Melbourne.
No private gatherings are allowed and 10 people are allowed to gather in public spaces.
Kindergarten to year two students and year 12 students are able to return to the classroom and childcare centres are able to reopen.
Religious gatherings are capped at 20 people and only 20 people are allowed to attend funerals and 10 at weddings.
Regional Victoria has been enjoying life out of lockdown since Friday, but Ballarat has been plunged into a snap seven-day lockdown from midnight Wednesday (pictured, Vincent street in Ballarat)
The regional Victoria suburb recorded four new cases of Covid-19 prompting Premier Dan Andrews to force a lockdown (pictured, police checking drivers details in Kilmore, north of Melbourne)
On Wednesday, Ballarat was plunged into a snap seven-day lockdown after recording four new cases of Covid-19.
Premier Dan Andrews announced Ballarat residents will be under the same restrictions as Melbourne from 11.59pm Wednesday – except for the curfew.
At the same time, Shepparton, the only regional town to remain in lockdown initially, will enjoy the same freedoms as the rest of the state from midnight on Wednesday.
‘It is not the news Ballarat wants to hear or the decision we want to make,’ Premier Dan Andrews told reporters on Wednesday.
‘[But] If we allow the virus to get away in one part of regional Victoria it becomes a threat and a risk to all of regional Victoria. We can’t have that happen.’