COVID-19 restrictions have officially gone bonkers in regional Victoria.
Rules limiting businesses to open at close or to full capacity when there has been no coronavirus cases in areas for more than a year have been a particularly bitter pill to swallow.
But on a day when the state recorded no new cases and regional Victoria could be on the brink of opening up even more by week's end, the rules relating to playing football and netball became downright ridiculous.
AFL Victoria released the latest return to play and training protocols on Tuesday and the restrictions are tougher than what was in place last week when there was mass cancellations of matches across the state because of the 150 person cap at games.
The ban on players travelling from Melbourne predictably remains in place.
But what is totally baffling is removing the 150 person cap and replacing it with an edict that those allowed to come into a ground in Wodonga, Wangaratta or elsewhere in the North-East being equal to the minimum number of volunteers to run a game.
The latter number in most instances is less than 150 with the only spectators able to attend a game in regional Victoria being parents and guardians.
Social and changerooms are off-limits with a get in, play, get out approach.
No canteen, no can bar so even less people required to run the day.
Why is there not stronger push back to this craziness from AFL Victoria?
The Ovens and King league resumes on Saturday and will meet the revised operating conditions by extending gaps between games.
But the situation isn't sustainable. Bills keep rolling in for grounds, lights, medical supplies and paying players.
In all likelihood, the Ovens and Murray league will play all matches on NSW grounds for the second week in a row and the Tallangatta and District league has little option other than following suit to re-boot its competition.
Can commonsense please kick-in and a more proportionate response be devised rather than a continued sledgehammer to crack a walnut approach to the virus.
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