A return to Stay at Home restrictions for metropolitan Melbourne

A return to Stay at Home restrictions for metropolitan Melbourne and Mitchell Shire from 11:59pm on Wednesday 8 July 2020
Announcement made: 3.25pm, 7 July 2020

In line with advice from the Victorian Chief Health Officer, the Victorian Government has announced that metropolitan Melbourne and Mitchell Shire will return to Stage 3 Stay at Home restrictions from 11.59pm on Wednesday 8 July 2020.

This decision was made in response to a significant increase in community transmission of coronavirus (COVID-19) in these areas.

This includes:

Banyule
Hume
Moreland
Bayside
Kingston
Mornington Peninsula
Boroondara
Knox
Nillumbik
Brimbank
Manningham
Port Phillip
Cardinia
Maribyrnong
Stonnington
Casey
Maroondah
Whitehorse
Darebin
Melbourne
Whittlesea
Frankston
Melton
Wyndham
Glen Eira
Monash
Yarra
Greater Dandenong
Moonee Valley
Yarra Ranges
Hobsons Bay
Mitchell Shire
If you live in one of these areas, there will once again only be 4 reasons to leave home:

Shopping for food and supplies
Medical care and caregiving
Exercise and recreation
Study and work – if you can’t do it from home
The defined list of recreational activities will be made available on the Department of Health and Human Services’ website.

Additionally, there will only be 3 reasons to cross the border of these metropolitan areas:

Shopping for food and supplies
Medical care and caregiving
Study and work – if you can’t do it from home
If you live outside metropolitan Melbourne and Mitchell Shire, there are only three reasons to enter: shopping for food and supplies, medical care and caregiving, and study or work – if you can’t do it from home.

That means you cannot travel in or out of these areas for exercise or recreation.

Outdoor exercise and recreation is limited to you and the members of your household, or you plus one other person if you do not live with them.

A number of businesses and facilities in metropolitan Melbourne and Mitchell Shire will be required to close, including beauty and personal care services, cultural and entertainment venues and community facilities. Cafes and restaurants will return to take-away and delivery only

Restrictions will be in place until 11:59 on Wednesday 19 August 2020.

All Year 11 and Year 12 students in these areas will go back to school for Term 3 as planned from 13 July, along with students at special schools.

Return to school will be delayed by a week for students Prep to Year 10 in these areas, ensuring we have the most-up-to-date advice from our public health experts. Teachers in these areas will use this additional time to plan if a move to remote learning is required.

We’re asking Victorians to follow the restrictions and follow the health advice.

Stay home and stay safe. Lives are counting on it.

For more information, visit www.dhhs.vic.gov.au/coronavirus

As of 28th September we will be back in the office to help with any enquiries.

If you are unwell, have symptoms of COVID, have been in contact with someone is suspected of having COVID, please do not go to class. It is only by working together that we can safely get through this pandemic.

All training classes adhere to strict social distancing, disinfecting and safety regimes.

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