COVID UPDATE – 01 July 2020

Additional restrictions for some Victorian suburbs

In line with advice from the Victorian Chief Health Officer, the Victorian Government has announced that a number of Victorian postcodes will return to Stage 3 Stay at Home restrictions from 11.59pm on Wednesday 1 July 2020.  This decision was made in response to increasing evidence of significant community transmission of coronavirus (COVID-19) in these postcodes.

The affected postcodes and suburbs can be viewed here – https://www.vic.gov.au/coronavirus-covid-19-restrictions-victoria

State-wide – restrictions that apply across Victoria

To help keep our communities safe and reduce the number of people gathered across Victoria, changes have been made to the restrictions.

These changes will be in place from 11:59pm 1 July:

  • Victorians are being asked to use common sense when it comes to visiting friends and family, especially those who are more vulnerable. That means seeing only those you need to – if you need to.
  • shopping centres are required to apply the four square metre rule to limit the number of shoppers.
  • outdoor markets are required to apply the four square metre rule to limit the number of shoppers.
  • you can visit a restricted postcode for four reasons: shopping for food and supplies, care and caregiving, exercise, and study or work – if you can’t do it from home.

If you need to travel through one of the restricted postcode areas, you can. You should plan your trip so that you don’t need to stop in an impacted area unless it is for one of the four reasons.

For more information, please Visit the Department of Human & Health Services page here – https://www.dhhs.vic.gov.au/new-restrictions-melbournes-hot-zones-covid-19