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COVIDSafe Settings – Metropolitan Melbourne (and Greater Shepparton) 

Over 8, 000,000 Victorians have been tested since the first of January 2020, and this important work still continues.

If you have symptoms of coronavirus (COVID-19), call the coronavirus hotline (1800 675 398) for assistance and please get tested.

As of 11:59pm, Thursday 9 September 2021, restrictions have changed. 

This means that you cannot leave your home other than for one of the five following reasons:

  • shopping for necessary goods and services (within 5km or your nearest provider)
  • caregiving or compassionate reasons, including medical care or to get a COVID-19 test
  • authorised work (with a permit) or permitted education
  • exercise (once a day for 2 hours, within 5km of your home)
  • to get a COVID-19 vaccination

A stay at home curfew is in place for Metropolitan Melbourne: between 9:00pm – 5:00am you cannot leave your home (or the home of your intimate partner or bubble buddy) other than for limited reasons, including:

  • authorised work
  • health and medical purposes
  • care and support of a child or someone with special needs
  • in an emergency or to escape harm

Victorians may also leave home to visit their intimate partner or their single social bubble buddy outside curfew hours, or in an emergency – including those at risk of family violence at any time.

You cannot leave Metropolitan Melbourne or Greater Shepparton to get a COVID-19 vaccination.

Face masks must be worn indoors and outdoors whenever you leave your home, if you are aged 12 and over.

If you are in regional Victoria, the curfew does not apply. If you travel to metropolitan Melbourne from regional Victoria for a permitted reason, you will be required to adhere to the curfew whilst you are in metropolitan Melbourne.

PLEASE SEE FURTHER DETAILS on the vic.gov website (How we live: regional Victoria) here: https://www.coronavirus.vic.gov.au/how-we-live

 

COVIDSafe Settings – Regional Victoria (except Greater Shepparton) 

As of 11:59pm, Thursday 9 September 2021, restrictions have eased. 

There are no restrictions on the reasons to leave home, but staying COVIDSafe remains important.

Residents of regional Victoria must not travel to metropolitan Melbourne or Greater Shepparton, other than for permitted reasons. These include:

  • authorised work or permitted education
  • to visit an intimate partner
  • for care and compassionate reasons, including permitted child minding
  • to access necessary goods and services provided they are from the facility that is closest to where you live;
  • other limited reasons such as moving house

While in metropolitan Melbourne or Greater Shepparton for the above reasons, residents of regional Victoria must comply with the metropolitan Melbourne and Greater Shepparton restrictions.

Face masks are mandatory indoors and outdoors for people aged 12 and over and are highly recommended for primary school aged children. You do not need to wear a mask in your own home, or if a lawful exception applies.

You cannot leave Metropolitan Melbourne or Greater Shepparton to get a COVID-19 vaccination, even if your have a pre-existing booking.

Businesses in regional Victoria must conduct a I.D check to ensure that patrons attending do not reside in metropolitan Melbourne or Greater Shepparton.

If you are in regional Victoria, the curfew does not apply. If you travel to metropolitan Melbourne from regional Victoria for a permitted reason, you will be required to adhere to the curfew whilst you are in metropolitan Melbourne.

PLEASE SEE FURTHER DETAILS on the vic.gov website (How we live: regional Victoria) here: https://www.coronavirus.vic.gov.au/how-we-live

Getting vaccinated

Book your appointment here: https://www.coronavirus.vic.gov.au/book-your-vaccine-appointment

Everyone in Victoria can get a free COVID-19 vaccination. COVID-19 vaccines are currently available for everyone aged 16 years and over.

Young people aged 12 -15 years can get a free COVID-19 vaccination if they:

People aged 18-39 can get the AstraZeneca vaccine (only at participating medical clinics, or certain vaccination centres).

Read more about who can get vaccinated. You will need two doses (injections) of the vaccine.

COVID-19 vaccines are free, safe and voluntary. The more people who choose to get vaccinated, the greater the protection for those vaccinated and the whole community.

Read more about COVID-19 vaccines.

Face masks

Fitted face masks are mandatory indoors and outdoors for people aged 12 and over and are highly recommended for primary school aged children. You do not need to wear a mask in your own home, or if a lawful exception applies.

Lawful exemptions include:

  • if you have a medical condition, including problems with your breathing, a serious condition of the face, a disability or a mental health condition
  • if you are in the car alone or with someone from your household
  • if you are doing strenuous exercise such as running or jogging, but you must still carry one

Further information

We are working to update our website as new announcements related to coronavirus (COVID-19) in Victoria are made, to provide you the most up-to-date information and resources if you need assistance during this time.

For Business Support: visit our Business Support Page

 

Useful contacts and links

If you are feeling symptoms, or are in need of an emergency relief package: Victorian Coronavirus Hotline (1800 675 398)

Coronavirus (COVID-19) updates:

Employment information:

Your rights at work:

Consumer and Tenancy advice:

Wellbeing support:

Please remember that during this crisis, wait times for hotlines can be long. Please remain patient. If you require assistance via a hotline, please remain on hold and keep trying.

 

We’re in this together

It is important to keep in mind that the current COVID-19 situation is constantly changing. Keeping up-to-date with announcements and requirements is essential at this time.

To keep up-to-date with the most accurate and timely information, please install the VicEmergency App on your Apple or Android device and follow Premier Dan Andrews on Facebook and Twitter.

You can also follow Danielle Green on Facebook and Instagram.

Stay healthy and safe during this crisis and remember to wash your hands.