On Sunday 2 August, the Victorian Government announced further restrictions for people living in Melbourne for the next six weeks.
These restrictions are part of Stage 4 and include:
- A curfew from 8pm until 5am – this means you can’t leave your home unless:
- you need to go to work
- you need essential healthcare services
- it’s for safety reasons.
- A 5km travel limit from your home – for example, this means you can’t go more than 5km from your home to exercise or buy food. If your nearest supermarket is more than 5km away, you are allowed to travel there.
- Only one person per household can leave the house to buy the things they need. And they can only leave the home once per day to buy these things. You are allowed to take your child with you if you can’t leave them at home.
Under Stage 4, you can still:
- exercise for one hour, once per day and within 5km of your home
- go to work if you can’t work from home
- leave your home to receive or give care
- take your pet to the vet
- visit your intimate partner, like your boyfriend or girlfriend.
Access Easy English has released Easy Read information about the new Stage 4 restrictions for people living in Melbourne. It includes easy-to-read information about the curfew, the 5km travel limit and the reasons you are allowed to leave your home.
Access Easy English: Melbourne. Step 4 – What can you do (PDF)
Victorian Government Department of Health and Human Services