Lockdown forces renewed shutdown for Melbourne arts sector

Libraries, galleries and cinemas will be closed again from Wednesday at midnight, as the Andrews Government scrambles to reduce Coronavirus infections.

The resurgence of COVID-19 in Victoria has forced the Andrews Government to re-introduce stage three lockdown for all of metropolitan Melbourne.

Mitchell Shire, located on the city fringe and including the towns of Broadford, Kilmore, Seymour, Tallarook, Pyalong and Wallan, has also been affected.

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Richard Watts is ArtsHub's National Performing Arts Editor; he also presents the weekly program SmartArts on Three Triple R FM, and serves as the Chair of La Mama Theatre's volunteer Committee of Management. Richard is a life member of the Melbourne Queer Film Festival, and was awarded the status of Melbourne Fringe Living Legend in 2017. In 2020 he was awarded the Sidney Myer Performing Arts Awards' Facilitator's Prize. Most recently, Richard was presented with a Lifetime Achievement Award by the Green Room Awards Association in June 2021. Follow him on Twitter: @richardthewatts