A family were briefly stopped by police in Melbourne over whether they were within a five-kilometre radius of their home on August 16, amid an ongoing COVID-19 lockdown in Victoria.
“During Stage 4 lockdown restrictions in Melbourne we are only allowed out of the home for four reasons and one of those is exercise for 1 hour a day,” the source of this footage, Julie Hollis, told Storyful.
“This must be within 5km of your home. Police and defence force staff even check your ID to make sure you’re within the 5km radius of your home.
“When out for our Sunday morning family walk/scooter ride we were approached by the police to provide identification to prove we were complying with those rules which we were. If you are caught breaking those rules you can get a fine of $1,652.”
Hollis was quoted by the Daily Mail as saying two of her sons had been “nervous” during the encounter with police but that the family had expected it might happen and that the “police officers we dealt with were really friendly and respectful during the process.” Credit: Julie Hollis via Storyful