Category: COVID-19

  • test early test often

    Sydney: test early, test often. Check NSW Health on fb for testing locations. The 2 pillars of our orsm covid response are contact tracing and testing. Apparently we aren’t testing as much as we were when we were shitscared a couple of weeks ago. If we don’t test, the contact Tracys can’t do as orsm […]

  • Quick, what’s a casual, non-confrontational way to tell your fave barista doods to put their masks over the mouth and nose, not just chin?

  • Is COVID testing free?

    Is COVID testing free in NSW? YES. Even if you’re not an Australian resident? YES. Testing at private clinics – Some private clinics need a referral from a GP to get the test, and the GP may charge or bulk bill for that appointment. – There are some dodgy private clinics with misleading fb ads […]

  • a new cluster in Sydney

    It’s interesting to read that Sydney is still the main point of arrival for overseas visitors. So more people come through this city as they return to this country. And the chance of them having covid is increasing as numbers increase overseas. The latest cases come from transport workers, who caught covid at work, driving […]

  • Happy covid new year

    If you are feeling a bit worried about the covid cases, Sydney, NSW Health on fb has the most up to date info. Our new local case numbers are low, and all are from known sources. It’s ok. ❤️👍🏼 Tip: don’t monitor it in real time. It will stress you out. Tip2: melbourne people, maybe […]

  • I can honestly say that i have not been to the Northern beaches recently. Maybe ever.

  • Encyclopaedia of the Spanish Flu in America

    I don’t know how, exactly, but this online encyclopaeda of the Spanish Flu pandemic in the US (1918) might be useful.* Information is organised in a range of ways, but you can do a search for ‘dance halls’ and see newspaper articles about public dances being closed because PANDEMIC. *I just have this niggley feeling […]

  • Balancing safety with community impatience online talk

    Now we’re opening up in Sydney, I’m seeing an (understandable) impatience to ‘return to normal dancing’ that has some problems. People pushing to social dance in public bars, talk that normalises dancing, misreading public health guidelines in ways that support their POV. After all, to _have_ social dancing, individuals need dance partners. As many as […]

  • Still no touchy

    Can we social dance YET?! I am not an epidemiologist or the boss of covid. BUT. I have been keeping an eye out. The rules have changed (as of Monday 7th Dec), and yes, we can dance! But still: NO TOUCHY. It totally sucks, but not as much as dying of covid or killing your […]

  • What about solo jazz classes in Sydney?

    It’s still very high risk, because: we’re still very close to each other (we need a lot more space than other activities) the puffing and huffing spreads more respiratory droplets than normal breathing we spend more time indoors together (two risk factors) you have to clean up the space before and after the class, which […]