The gravel institute at the University of Western Australia is aiming to prevent the kind of violence seen in the streets of Hobart during riots and unrests that erupted following the coronavirus pandemic.
The institution’s president, Graeme McKeague, said he has had to deal with the deaths of two people who have died in hospital after being exposed to the bacteria, the Australian Associated Press reported.
“I don’t think it is appropriate to use a specific disease to justify violence,” McKeaguers father, Bill, said in an interview with the Australian Broadcasting Corp. He said his son, who was born in 1992, has not been affected by the coronivirus outbreak.
“He has been in the hospital for the past three weeks, he’s had some infections, but he’s very well,” he said.
The family said they had to get rid of the family pet because of the virus and are seeking legal action to stop it being euthanased.
“This is the biggest challenge for our family and I am extremely disappointed that it is taking this long for us to get the right result,” he told ABC radio.
Grosvenors gravel institute has a helter-skelter setting with no windows.
The only window is a large wooden door to the outside, and the door is sealed with a piece of sheet metal.
McKeague said the gravel institute is using a combination of social media and traditional practices to prevent violent behaviour.
“We’ve been very transparent about the issues and how we’re using social media to keep our community safe, and that has included keeping our doors closed to people when we’re in a helters-shelter setting,” he explained.
“When you have people in our community and you don’t have that openness, then the community gets violent and it becomes more dangerous.”
McKeaguer said the institute has used a number of social-media platforms to alert people to the presence of the bacteria and the institute’s message.
The institute says its gravel institute in Hobart has not had any incidents since the coronovirus pandemics.
The University of Tasmania’s Helter-Skelter Institute is the only other gravel institute that uses helters, with no doors or windows.
Helter-Shade Institute of Australia said it uses its helters for two reasons: protection from cold and sunlight and the ability to provide a safe environment.
“Helter shading is a very effective method of controlling the bacteria that causes coronaviruses, and it also has a natural anti-inflammatory effect that helps to reduce the symptoms of the disease,” it said in a statement.
“The helter is designed to provide shade to the indoor community, and to prevent direct sun exposure.”
The Helter Shade Institute said it would be taking the decision on whether to euthanise a pet on its own.
“At this time, we are not prepared to take the decision to euthanasia until the final decision has been made on this matter,” it wrote in a blog post.
“In the meantime, we will have to consult with our veterinarians and with our animal care team about whether to remove the pet from our premises.”