The whole of Victoria will move to a five-day circuit-breaker lockdown to help stop the spread of COVID-19 from 11:59pm tonight (Thursday 15 July).
There will be only five reasons to leave your home: shopping for necessary goods and services, caregiving or compassionate reasons, exercise, to receive a vaccination and work (if it is essential).
The following restrictions will be in place;
Exercise and shopping will be limited to a 5km radius from your home. If there are no shops within this distance, you will be able to travel to your closest one.
Face masks will need to be worn whenever you leave your home, both indoors and outdoors
You won’t be able to have anyone visit your home and public gatherings are not permitted.
Students of all ages will return to remote learning, unless they need onsite supervision as the children of essential workers.
Childcare and kinder will remain open.
Gyms, pools, community centres, entertainment venues and libraries will be closed.
Non-essential retail will close. Supermarkets, bottle shops, and pharmacies will remain open. Cafes and restaurants will only be able to offer take-away dining.
Hotel and accommodation providers will be able to stay open to support guests already staying onsite. No new bookings can be made.
Funerals will be able to proceed, with up to 10 attendees.
Weddings cannot go ahead and will need to be postponed.
Working from home will be mandatory, unless you are an essential worker.
If you have COVID related questions phone the COVID hotline 1800 675 398