Published December 2020
The COVID-19 pandemic has caused upheaval across the world. Whilst maintaining relatively low levels of infections of the virus itself, Australia has experienced tremendous social impact in its implementation of a COVID suppression strategy.
The closures of internal and external borders, nation-wide industry shutdowns, as well as the months-long residential lockdowns that took place in Victoria, have had significant impacts on employment and mental health of individuals and communities.
After the difficult year people in Victoria have experienced, we are now able to reflect on the impacts of what occurred and discuss some important lessons.