Information, updates and advice about the outbreak of coronavirus (COVID-19).
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If you are concerned, call the coronavirus hotline 1800 675 398 (24 Hours).
If you need an interpreter, call TIS National on 131 450.
Please keep Triple Zero (000) for emergencies only.

What you must remember

  • If you have symptoms of coronavirus, get tested
  • If you feel sick, stay home. Don’t visit family or go to work.
  • Wash your hands, cough or sneeze into a tissue or your elbow, and stay 1.5 metres away from anyone you don’t live with.
  • You must continue to work from home if you can.
  • The Chief Health Officer  can change the restrictions if the situation changes.

Latest restrictions in Victoria

State-wide restrictions across Victoria

From 2 July:

  • Shopping centres and outdoor markets must limit the number of shoppers.
  • People who live outside of restricted postcodes can only travel into those suburbs for four reasons:
  1. Shopping for food or other essential items
  2. To provide care, for compassionate reasons or to seek medical treatment
  3. For outdoor exercise.
  4. Work or education, if you cannot work or study from home

The restrictions from 22 June (below) still apply across Victoria. In addition:

Restricted postcodes

From 2 July, Stage 3 Stay at Home restrictions apply in these suburbs:

  • 3038 – Keilor Downs, Keilor Lodge, Taylors Lakes, Watergardens
  • 3021 – Albanvale, Kealba, Kings Park, St Albans
  • 3012 – Brooklyn, Kingsville, Maidstone, Tottenham, West Footscray
  • 3042 – Airport West, Keilor Park, Niddrie, Niddrie North
  • 3064 – Craigieburn, Donnybrook, Mickleham, Roxburgh Park, Kalkallo
  • 3047 – Broadmeadows, Dallas, Jacana
  • 3060 – Fawkner
  • 3032 – Ascot Vale, Highpoint City, Maribyrnong, Travancore
  • 3046 – Glenroy, Hadfield, Oak Park
  • 3055 – Brunswick South, Brunswick West, Moonee Vale, Moreland West

and from 5 July

  • 3031 – Kensington, Flemington
  • 3051 – North Melbourne, Hotham Hill

From 2 July, if you live in one of these locations, there are only four reasons that you can leave home:

  1. Shopping for food or other essential items
  2. To provide care, for compassionate reasons or to seek medical treatment
  3. For exercise (outdoor exercise, with only one other person or members of your household)
  4. Work or study, if you cannot work or study from home.

You cannot have visitors to your home or visit others except for care and compassionate reasons. You cannot travel except for one of the four reasons outlined above.

Restrictions will apply to activities and venues in these postcodes:

  • restaurants and cafes can serve takeaway and home delivery only
  • pubs, bars and clubs will be closed, except to serve take away food or alcohol
  • beauty and personal care services must close, except hairdressers and barbers
  • libraries, community venues, sports centres and holiday accommodation will be closed
  • galleries, museums, historic sites, zoos, outdoor amusement parks and arcades, play centres, indoor and drive-in cinemas, concert venues, theatres, auditoriums, arenas, stadiums, casinos and gaming will be closed
  • indoor and outdoor sports facilities including gyms, training facilities and pools will be closed. Personal training outdoors is allowed with a limit of two participants plus the instructor
  • weddings will be restricted to five people (the couple, two witnesses and the celebrant)
  • funerals will be restricted to 10 mourners plus those required to conduct the funeral
  • weddings or funerals held in a private residence will be limited to the members of the household, plus the people required to conduct the ceremony.

Religious ceremonies and worship can only be streamed online.

Students can go to school when Term 3 commences.

If you live in one of the restricted postcodes and are currently on holiday you can continue your holiday.

COVID-19 community engagement and increased testing in suburbs

In suburbs where there is an increased spread of coronavirus, we will be knocking on people’s doors to provide information and testing.

This information includes where to get tested and how to access financial and other support if you need to self-isolate.

You will get a text message if there are door knockers in your area.

If you need an interpreter to speak with our door knockers, call TIS National on 131 450.

Mobile testing vans, home swab and saliva tests will be available in these suburbs.

Current restrictions – unless you are in a restricted postcode

  • Wash your hands, cover your mouth and nose when you cough or sneeze, and maintain a safe distance of 1.5 metres from other people.
  • If you feel sick, stay home. Don’t visit family or go to work.
  • If you have symptoms of coronavirus, you must get tested
  • You must continue to work from home, if you can. 
  • If you do visit family or friends, you must keep your distance – no handshakes and no hugs. This will help to protect the people you love.
  • The Chief Health Officer can change the restrictions if the situation changes. 

As of Sunday, 21 June 2020 at 11:59 p.m., some restrictions have changed. Some restrictions that had been announced have been delayed or changed to reduce the number of people who can gather. This change has been made because the number of cases of coronavirus in Victoria has increased.

From 22 June, no more than 5 people can:

  • Visit your home at one time. 

From 22 June, up to 10 people can:

  • Gather in public, inside or outside.

From 22 June, up to 20 people can:

  • Go to a restaurant, café, pub or bar, with up to 20 people per room. Alcohol can be served without a meal, but patrons must be seated. The maximum group size is 10 people.
  • Do sport and exercise indoors or outdoors. Go to sports centres, including gyms and swimming pools. Classes are limited to 10 people for each group activity. 
  • Go to a place of worship or a small religious ceremony, in addition to the people who organise the event.
  • Go to a beauty salon or spa, or a tanning, hair removal, manicure, tattoo or massage salon.
  • Attend a wedding, plus the celebrant and the couple. If the ceremony takes place in a private home, a maximum of 5 visitors plus the celebrant can attend. 
  • Go to cultural social centres, the library or community clubs.
  • Be in each indoor space at a gallery, museum, cinema, theatre, historic site, outdoor amusement park or zoo. For outdoor areas, only one person per four square metres is allowed. 
  • Travel, including book accommodation and/or camp within Victoria. 

Up to 50 people can attend funerals (indoors or outdoors), in addition to the person leading the funeral and other funeral staff. If the funeral takes place in a private home, a maximum of 5 mourners can attend.

Community sport: contact sport training and competition can resume for people 18 years old or younger. Non-contact sport competitions can resume for all ages.

Remember to be careful, protect yourself and use your common sense. If you can work from home, you must work from home. Limit yourself to outings that are necessary.

A one-off $1,500 payment is available to support eligible Victorian workers who have been diagnosed with coronavirus or are a close contact of a confirmed case. For more information call the coronavirus helpline at 1800 675 398 (24 hours a day). If you need an interpreter, call TIS National at 131 450.

Resources

Please use the materials below and share them with your community by email, social media or other community networks.