A State of Emergency has been declared in Victoria due to the serious risk to public health posed by coronavirus (COVID-19). For more information visit the DHHS website.


What are the new lockdown regulations?

1 July, 2020

Stage 4 restrictions are now in place with stronger rules to limit the movement of people – and limit the spread of this virus across our city.

New restrictions include the following:

  • Exercise will be limited to a maximum of one hour per day and no more than five kilometres from your home. Group size will be limited to a maximum of two – you and one other person – whether you live with them or not.
  • Shopping will be limited to one person per household per day. Again, the five-kilometre rule will apply.
  • Study at TAFE and uni must be done remotely.
  • From Wednesday at 11:59pm, weddings in Melbourne cannot occur.
  • Face coverings will continue to be compulsory – ensuring that if we do have to be out, it’s in the safest way possible.
  • Schools will return to remote and flexible learning – across all year levels.
  • Onsite supervision will be offered but tightened – only available for students who really need it.  That means children whose parents are permitted workers and vulnerable kids who can’t learn from home. From Thursday 6th August, those same rules will apply to Melbourne’s kinder and early childhood education services.

You can:

  • Visit an intimate partner
  • Continue shared parenting
  • Leave home is there is family violence, or the threat of family violence, and you are at risk
  • Take a child or an at-risk person to the supermarket with you if the only other option is to leave them alone at home
  • Travel to a supermarket further than 5km only if that shop is the closest to you.

These changes will be in place for at least the next six weeks until Sunday 13 September.