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Melbourne goes back to stay-at-home restrictions

On 7 July, the Victorian Government announced the return to a Stage 3 lockdown for people living in metropolitan Melbourne and the Shire of Mitchell.

The lockdown will last for six weeks, from 11.59pm on Wednesday 8 July until 11.59pm on Wednesday 19 August.

This decision comes as the number of Victorians diagnosed with coronavirus (COVID-19) continues to rise.

What do the stay-at-home restrictions mean?

There are now only four reasons you can leave home, including:

  • shopping for food or other essential items
  • to provide care, for compassionate reasons or for medical treatment
  • for exercise (outdoor exercise only, with one other person, or members of your household)
  • work or study, if you can’t work or study from home.

Otherwise, you must stay home.

Other restrictions to be aware of:

  • You can’t have visitors to your home except to provide care, for compassionate reasons, or to receive a service.
  • You can’t visit friends and family who live at another household, except to see your intimate partner, or for the reasons above.

You can find up-to-date information about the new restrictions in Victoria, including the affected suburbs, on the Department of Health and Human Services website.

14 July 2020