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Lacey-Jade Christie

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Lacey-Jade Christie is a Melbourne writer.

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So, you’ve tested positive. Now what? Your FAQs answered by a registered Covid nurse

So, you’ve tested positive. Now what? Your FAQs answered by a registered Covid nurse

For almost two years now, positive cases have been a relative rarity in Australia. However, in recent weeks, as the Omicron strain has surged across the country, the number of people diagnosed with Covid has exploded. By now, it’s likely that you know someone who has tested positive or you have contracted the virus yourself. This can be a confusing and scary reality to process, and while medical assistance is widely accessible across Australia, you may have some unresolved questions about the day-to-day or recovering from Covid.  To help you navigate this process, Time Out took to Twitter to find out the most commonly asked FAQs about Covid recovery, to get those sought-after answers from specialist Covid nurse Lacey-Jade Christie. And it pays to be prepared: here's everything you'll need for your at-home Covid care kit. I've tested positive but I have my booster appointment coming up. Can I still get boosted and if not, when can I? The short answer is no, you can’t have your booster while you are positive for Covid. This is for two reasons: It isn’t recommended that you receive any Covid vaccine while you are suffering from any acute illness, including Covid.  Going to a vaccination hub may put the healthcare workers and other people receiving their vaccinations at risk. You can, however, receive your booster once your isolation period is over and your symptoms have resolved. Isolation periods are different for everyone so be sure to confirm your isolation requirements o

The world's most complete triceratops finds permanent home at Melbourne Museum

The world's most complete triceratops finds permanent home at Melbourne Museum

Horridus the Triceratops has landed at Melbourne Museum after a long journey from its site of discovery in Montana, USA. Horridus (named after its species Triceratops Horridus) weighs in at more than 1000kg and is comprised of 266 bones, making it the most complete Triceratops skeleton in the world.  According to experts, Horridus roamed the earth 66-68 million years ago, during the Cretaceous period and at 6 metres long, was larger than a full-grown African elephant. Triceratops were one of the last known non-bird dinosaurs who roamed the earth right up until the day an asteroid collided with the earth and caused a global mass extinction. Lynley Crosswell, CEO and Director of Museums Victoria, says that Horridus is a very important discovery, “Horridus is one of the most internationally significant dinosaurs ever discovered and its home is now at Melbourne Museum." Crosswell hopes that Horridus will be a multigenerational attraction for many years to come. Horridus arrived in Melbourne in eight crates with some as big as a car and weighing more than 500kg. Horridus is being reassembled by an expert team of palaeontologists and museum staff and will be on permanent display at Melbourne Museum in 2022 as part of the museum's new exhibition. Can't wait until 2022? Here is our list of things to do this weekend.

Lobster rolls are back at Betty's Burgers

Lobster rolls are back at Betty's Burgers

This is not a drill! Betty's Burgers Luxe Lobster Rolls are back but for a limited time (last year they sold out so this year we aren't messing around). From November 11 you can get Betty's Burgers Luxe Lobster Rolls in-store. Recognising the clear demand for the diamond of the Betty's Burgers menu, they've upped their quantities and Betty's Burgers estimates that this year's supply should last approximately two weeks. But, we wouldn't risk it.  At $19 each, you get a warm, buttered brioche bun topped with lobster, mayo, shallots and fresh lettuce. Just one Luxe Lobster Roll will have you setting calendar reminders for lobster roll week after week for the rest of your life. Not wanting to leave your furry buddy out, Betty's Burgers have teamed up with Big & Little Dogs to create lobster rashies for your furry friend.  Order your rashie here and be quick to wrap your hands around our favourite lobster roll  before they sell out.

Garden State Hotel offers a Negroni buzzer, Italian feasts and dessert carts

Garden State Hotel offers a Negroni buzzer, Italian feasts and dessert carts

Tippy-Tay is bringing everything you love about Italian cuisine and everything you miss about Italy right to your table.  In its first major update since the redevelopment of the Espy in 2018, the Garden State Hotel is serving an Italian dinner party with a twist. Featuring a traditional Italian menu designed by head chef Dylan Evans, mix-matched plates and walls adorned with vintage glass bottles you'd be forgiven if, only for a moment, you thought you were somewhere on the Amalfi Coast. The twists are many and so much fun. You can start your meal with a Garden State Hotel Negroni, by pressing the Negronis buzzer in your booth. Then move on to your Italian feast (featuring 'Last Night's Lasagne') to the beats of the venue's DJ and finish the night by selecting an Italian delicacy from the roving dessert cart.  Negronis, DJs and dessert not your thing? Take a look at the Garden State Hotel sommelier Matt Skinners' curated wine list that puts Italian grapes centre stage and the cocktail list that has something for everyone.  Tippy-Tay opens November 11.

New dating app Boop enables you to find love – and find a cheap date

New dating app Boop enables you to find love – and find a cheap date

The thought of going on a date is a little daunting. Where do you even find someone to date after 18 months in lockdown? And if (by some miracle) you do find someone to take out where do you take them? The answer to all of these questions might be new app Boop. Launching this week, Boop is a going-on-a-date app that is trying to help users find love and help Melbourne businesses get back on their feet. A free app for users, Boop is designed to get people off their phones and out into some of Melbourne's hottest venues (with in-app discounts). Users sign up to the app, swipe left or right through Melbourne's dating pool and have a chat. With the real fun starting if you decide to meet up. Clicking the 'plan a date' button enables you to book venues like Arbory, Trinket and Fargo & Co from within the app and then claim a 15 per cent discount on date night. Boop's monetisation strategy relies on users matching on the app and taking advantage of the incentives offered by partners. Boop is available in the Apple or Google Play stores. Venues can register interest here.  

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Helmut Newton: In Focus

Helmut Newton: In Focus

The Jewish Museum of Australia is presenting works from one of the world's most risqué fashion photographers in Helmut Newton: In Focus, a definitive exploration of the work of German-born, and one-time Melbourne-based photographer Helmut Newton. Once dubbed the 'king of kink', Helmut Newton was once one of the 20th century's most provocative and prolific fashion photographers. Shooting fashion royalty like Claudia Schiffer and Grace Jones, Newton is known for his collaborations with international magazines like Vogue and Vanity Fair. Helmut: In Focus is a collaborative exhibition between the Jewish Museum of Australia and Photo 2022 International Festival of Photography and allows the general public to view Newton's expansive photography portfolio, but also dive deep into his Jewish roots and early life.  Helmut Newton: In Focus brings together fashion, photography and visual arts audiences alike. And now, due to popular demand, you can also see the exhibition on Saturday nights throughout July. Helmut Up Late will offer guests a glass of wine upon entry and a private introduction of the show by a Museum staff member, followed by a private viewing of the exhibition.  Helmut Up Late runs from July 2-23, with sessions at 6.30pm. Book here to snap up tickets before they sell out.

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