Victorians on NSW border confused by coronavirus messaging, says Quilty

LIBERAL Democrats Member for Northern Victoria Tim Quilty says Victorians living on the border of NSW are becoming increasingly confused by the Victorian Government's coronavirus messaging.

His comments came after Premier Daniel Andrews extended Victoria's state of emergency on Sunday over fears of a second wave of the deadly virus.

Mr Quilty told the Health Minister in Parliament that he had received many messages from constituents who wwere frustrated by a lack of clarity from the Andrews Government.

He highlighted the additional confusion arising from living on the border with NSW.

"The concern my constituents expressed most frequently was that they aren't sure what's going on," Mr Quilty said in Parliament.

"Many have used stronger language to express this point.

"They feel communication has been muddy and confusing. They don't know what's allowed and what isn't, and they don't know what the government is thinking and planning.

"Being on the border with different rules across the river only makes the confusion worse."

Mr Quilty then shared some questions from constituents.

"They've asked me to ask some reasonable and straightforward questions. Like: How long does the government think this will last? How long till we can get back to normal? What's the risk of a second outbreak? What is the government's strategy?" Mr Quilty said.

Being unsure of what the rules are means that following them is extremely difficult, he added.

"All these questions deserve an answer but my question for the Minister is: How can Northern Victorians be expected to comply with restrictions when they are unsure what they are?"