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Victorian lockdown extended by a week

Victoria’s lockdown has been extended by seven days and rules tightened for residents returning from red zones.

Due to the current level of community transmission of coronavirus in Victoria from the recent New South Wales incursions, the current lockdown will be extended and travel to Victoria using Red Zone Permits will be temporarily paused.

Victoria’s Chief Health Officer has declared that the current restrictions in Victoria will remain in place for at least another seven days in order stamp out this Delta variant and keep Victorians safe.  

The statewide lockdown has been extended until 11.59pm on Tuesday 27 July.

There are currently only five reasons to leave home:

  • For the food and the supplies you need
  • Exercise for up to two hours and no more than 5kms from your home
  • Care or caregiving
  • Work or education if you can’t do it from home
  • To get vaccinated at the nearest possible location

Minor changes will be made to the Authorised Premises and Authorised Worker List to include services that operate solely outdoors where physical distancing can be maintained at all times, pet grooming mobile services and pamphlet delivery services. Further details can be found at coronavirus.vic.gov.au.

In welcome news for many families, from Wednesday 21 July more students with disability will be able to return to on-site learning. Where a parent or carer indicates that a student with a disability cannot learn from home due to vulnerability or family stress, the school must provide on-site learning for that student. This change will apply to students enrolled in specialist schools and students with a disability enrolled in mainstream schools.

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