Update: Regional Victoria in Lockdown from 21st August 2021
North East Victorians, the time has come again to do the right thing and keep our community safe.
Due to the ongoing level of community transmission, the large number of mystery cases and a surge of new cases and exposures sites outside of metropolitan Melbourne, regional Victoria will enter lockdown. Victoria’s Chief Health Officer has declared that all metropolitan Melbourne restrictions – except for the curfew – will be implemented across regional Victoria from 1pm today until 11.59pm Thursday, 2 September.
This means that in regional Victoria there will be only five reasons to leave your home:
- To get food and supplies that you need
- To exercise for up to two hours no more than 5km from your home
- For care or caregiving
- Authorized work or education if you can’t do it from home
- Or to get vaccinated at the nearest possible location
Playgrounds, basketball hoops, skate parks and outdoor exercise equipment will be closed. Exercise will be limited to just one other person, plus dependants if they can’t be left at home.
Face mask will be mandatory outdoors and indoors. Unless exceptions applies-this includes workplaces and secondary schools
To give industry time to adjust, workforce permits will be required to leave the house for authorised work from 11.59pm Monday 23 August.
Important: Commonwealth have advised they will be opening Pfizer eligibility to over 18s from 30 August.
For further information on premier’s statement and table of restrictions, please follow the below link.