In discussing Melbourne’s lockdown, there is a lot of references to ‘ring-fencing‘. What I don’t get is how you ring-fence something that does not necessarily have clear boundaries. Initially, the attempt was to shut-down particular suburbs. Now, this has been increased too all of ‘Melbourne’. The problem with this is Melbourne is not a castle with a wall around it. Although police are patrolling the suburbs, it feels as if such restrictions are in the mind as they are physical. In the end, getting on top of this is about people and choices made, not about imaginary spaces.