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Lockdown extended in Greater Melbourne and restrictions eased for Central Vic

The Victorian Government announced that restrictions will ease in Regional Victoria from 11.59pm on Thursday 3 June and will be extended for seven days in Greater Melbourne.  

Key restriction changes for Regional Victoria include: 

  • You can leave home for any reason 
  • Schools will return to face to face learning for all year levels
  • Face coverings:
    • Must be carried at all times
    • Must be worn indoors except if at home, or if an exception applies
    • Must be worn outdoors where 1.5 metres physical distancing cannot be maintained

Greater Melbourne restrictions:

  • There will still be only five reasons to leave home: 
    • Shopping for necessary goods and services
    • Authorised work or education
    • Exercise, a 2-hour limit with one other person
    • Caregiving, compassionate, and medical reasons
    • To get vaccinated
  • People will be able to travel further for exercise and shopping, with an expanded 10km radius.
regional victoria

Can leave home for any reason 

  • Must be carried at all times
  • Must be worn indoors except if at home, or if an exception applies
  • Must be worn outdoors where 1.5 metres physical distancing cannot be maintainedCan leave home for any reason Stay home unless:

Private gatherings in the home: Not permitted, intimate partner visits / single bubble permitted

Public gatherings: Permitted for up to 10 people

If you can work from home, you should continue to work from home.

Capacity limits in workplaces such as offices capped at 50% or 20 people, whichever is greater

Schools will return to face to face learning for all year levels

For higher education and training, if you can study from home, you should continue to study from home

Funerals (indoors and outdoors):

  • Permitted with no more than 50 people (and those necessary to conduct the funeral)
  • Children under 12 months old are not counted towards this cap

Weddings (indoor and outdoor):

  • Permitted with no more than 10 people (including the two persons being married, celebrant, two witnesses)
  • These settings apply to any venue in which a wedding is held, except for private residences where private gathering limits apply

Religious gatherings and ceremonies

  • Permitted for up to 50 people per venue, density quotient of 1 person per 4 sqm applies

Care facility visitor restrictions:

  • Visitors permitted into aged care or other care facility setting for end-of-life reasons and permitted purposes only
  • Non-essential contractors are restricted from entry

 

Hospital visitors restrictions:

  • No visitors are permitted into health care settings, except for end-of-life reasons, as a support partner for birth, or a parent to accompany a child
  • Non-essential contractors are restricted from entry

All retail: Open, Density quotient of 1 person per 4sqm applies. Service Vic QR code app required to record attendance

Auction houses: Open to a maximum of 50 people per venue. Density quotient of 1 person per 4sqm applies

Open for services where you can keep a mask on. Density quotient of 1 person per 4sqm applies

Food and drink facilities, food courts are open for seated service only with a maximum patron cap of 50 people per venue. Group sizes to a maximum of 10 people. Density quotient of 1 person per 4sqm applies

Closed

Indoor physical recreation, sport, play centres, indoor skateparks, indoor trampolining centres.

Open

Outdoor physical recreation and sport A maximum patron cap of 50 people per venue. Group sizes to a maximum of 10 people.

Community sport is permitted for children. Training purposes only for adults

greater melbourne

Five reasons to leave home remain.

Travel limit of 10km from place of primary residence, except:

  • to access necessary goods and services where those goods and services cannot be accessed closer than 10km from home.
  • to visit an intimate partner
  • to visit a person in your “single bubble”
  • allowed to travel for authorised work and permitted education
  • work at an interstate location (where permitted by another state)
  • care and compassionate reasons (specific exemptions apply

Must be carried at all times

Must be worn indoors and outdoors except if at home, or if an exception applies

Not permitted, intimate partner visits / single bubble permitted

If you can work from home, you must work from home.

Authorised workplaces and workers defined in complete list of restrictions.

Early learning centres, childcare, kinder, family day care

  • Open

Schools

  • Open to students enrolled in Year 11 and 12, and other students enrolled in Unit 3 / 4 VCE studies, or the final year of a VCAL qualification or IB qualification
  • Onsite learning allowed for vulnerable children or the children of authorised workers
  • Remote learning for all other students

Higher education and training

  • Closed, remote learning only

Funerals (indoors and outdoors):

  • Permitted with no more than 10 people (and those necessary to conduct the funeral).
  • Children under 12 months old are not counted towards this cap

Weddings (indoor and outdoor):

  • Not permitted unless end of life or for deportation reasons. Involves only 5 persons (including the two persons being married, celebrant, two witnesses)

Religious gatherings and ceremonies

  • No in-person gatherings permitted. Broadcast permitted

Care facility visitor restrictions:

  • Visitors permitted into aged care or other care facility setting for end-of-life reasons and permitted purposes only
  • Non-essential contractors are restricted from entry

Hospital visitors restrictions:

  • No visitors are permitted into health care settings, except for end-of-life reasons, as a support partner for birth, or a parent to accompany a child
  • Non-essential contractors are restricted from entry

Essential retail: Open, Density quotient of 1 person per 4sqm Other/general retail: Closed (open for contactless click and collect only)

All retail: Service Vic QR code app required to record attendance

Auction houses: Closed (open for online only)

Open for take-away only

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