Last Step – from 23 November 2020 if no new cases for 14 days state-wide. However, working from home is still a must in Victoria where possible. "This morning we had a very good national cabinet meeting," Mr Andrews said. Regional Victoria, meanwhile, has been elevated to a Stage 3 lockdown, with its own set of travel restrictions. Single parents with dependents (including young children) who cannot be left alone will be allowed to include the dependents in the bubble. The state capital, Melbourne, went into lockdown … Further information can be found at vic.gov.au. The Victoria/NSW border will close as of 11:59pm Tuesday 7 July. Victoria’s state of emergency declaration has been extended three days to Sunday, September 13, in line with the end of the six-week lockdown. Victoria road to recovery: Follow live updates here, First Step from 11.59pm, 13 September 2020 in metro Melbourne, •             Curfew eased to 9 pm to 5 am, •             Exercise increased to two hours per day, •             Single "social bubbles", •             Public outdoor gatherings of two people or a household for up to two hours, •             Playgrounds reopen. Melburnians can expect these rules to be in place for the rest of May. We've all heard that Melbourne restaurants, cafes, and bars will be reopening from Monday 1 June, but further advice was released by premier Daniel Andrews this morning. Today, Premier Daniel Andrews announced further easing of restrictions which will take place at 11:59pm tonight. "From 11:59pm on Sunday, the number of visitors you can have at your home will reduce to five. It looks like take away and delivery from our favourite restaurants and cafes will be the norm for a while, we've got a live list of what's available around Melbourne here. At this point, there is no firm date as to when restrictions might start to be rolled back. The State of Emergency has been extended to the same time, and regional Victoria's stage three lockdown will also end then. or call 1800512348For coronavirus breaking news alerts and livestreams straight to your smartphone sign up to the, Flood evacuation warnings for northern NSW as extreme weather stays put, Sydney disappears under blanket of thick fog, Concern over bosses' 'no-jab-no-pay' plan for workers, UK urged to axe 'rash' easing of restrictions over Christmas amid spike in COVID-19 cases, EU regulators move up Pfizer vaccine assessment to December 21, US vaccinations ramp up as second COVID-19 shot nears. For the time being, however, it’s still recommended that those who are able to work from home continue to do so. News Coronavirus Victoria’s lockdown extension praised by health experts despite criticism 6:00am, Sep 7, 2020 Updated: 6:02pm, Oct 22 Victoria’s lockdown extension praised by … There are, however, some changes to restrictions taking place from Sunday 13 September: A roadmap to a COVID-normal has also been released, with several checkpoints announced for the remainder of the year. For more information see our privacy and information policy, Households can host a total of 30 guests per day, Outdoor gatherings will increase to 100 people, Capacity limits at venues will be removed indoors and outdoors, A density requirement of one person per two square metres will instead be in place, Dancefloors are back with one person per four square metres (50 maximum), Weddings and funerals will have no cap, and will follow the above density requirements, Masks will only be required in places like supermarkets, shopping centres, department stores and indoor markets, Households can have up to 15 visitors in their home, Up to 10 people can book a holiday rental together, Up to 50 people can gather in a public place, The capacity at gyms will increase to 100 people, Indoor pools can have up to 50 swimmers at any one time, Up to 500 people can gather at outdoor sporting venues, Hospitality venues can host up to 100 guests indoors, Hospitality venues can host up to 200 guests outdoors, The capacity at cinemas, galleries and museums will increase to 150 people per space, Outdoor religious ceremonies will increase to a capacity of 500. After more than 100 days in lockdown, Premier Daniel Andrews has today announced the following changes to the restrictions and rules that Victorians have had to live by. The Australian city of Melbourne will exit lockdown from Wednesday after recording no new Covid-19 cases for the first time since June. More information can be found at vic.gov.au. Today Premier Daniel Andrews has made a statement regarding pubs, cafes, and restaurants. Mr … From midnight on Monday, Stage Three restrictions to stop the spread of COVID-19 will start in Victoria. The decision was made jointly by Victoria Premier Daniel Andrews, NSW Premier Gladys Gladys Berejiklian and Prime Minister Scott Morrison. Further restrictions will ease in Victoria from Monday 22 June. Unfortunately this week we've seen a spike in cases around Melbourne. For work or school, for care or caregiving, for daily exercise, for food and other essentials. Further details will come this week on the resumption of school. October 19 likely won’t bring sweeping changes to Melbourne’s strict lockdown restrictions, as the city’s 14-day rolling average of new COVID-19 cases slightly increased (by 0.6) to 9.9. Religious ceremonies will now be permitted 50 people also. The ‘single social bubble’ allows you to visit each other for social connection. •             Leave home – no restriction on reasons or distance travelled, •             Public gatherings – up to 10 people outdoors, •             Visitors to the home – "household bubble" of up to five visitors from another nominated household, •             Hospitality – predominately outdoor seated service, group limits of 10, •             Sport – phased return of outdoor under 18 years contact and non-contact sport; outdoor non-contract sport only for adults, •             Funerals – 20 people, •             Weddings – 10 people. "Whilst I welcome the overall pathway, I also welcome the commentary from the Prime Minister that what is done and when ... is fundamentally a matter for state and territories. Beyond Blue's Coronavirus Mental Wellbeing Support Service is a 24/7 service free of charge to all Australians. Libraries, community centres, and halls will be able to open to 50 people. “These are extraordinary steps, these are not things we have had to do in the past but such is the nature of this virus, it is so wildly infectious that if we don’t take these steps now we will finish up in a situation than locking down ten postcodes we will be locking down every postcode,” Andrews said. "After smashing through our goal of 50,000 tests in the last week, the results of this data has given us the confidence we need to plan to slowly start lifting some more restrictions. Elimination vs 'tight suppression' as Victoria exits lockdown By Dana McCauley and Katina Curtis September 2, 2020 — 5.06pm Save Log in, … The following changes take place at 11:59pm tonight. AS Melbourne moved to an extraordinary 8pm to 5am daily curfew and Stage 4 restrictions, and Victoria declared a “state of disaster”, Scott Morrison took to social media with a message for the embattled residents. The curfew will be from 8pm until 5am every night. "I don't think it is possible to have cafes, restaurants and bars open anytime soon," Mr Andrews said. Get our top stories direct to your inbox. Prime Minister Scott Morrison has confirmed that lockdown rules will be in place until at least mid-May. The below outlines further clarifications around specific businesses: With supermarkets and grocery stores remaining open, there is no need for panic buying. Watch the Stan Original film A Sunburnt Christmas now on Stan. Earlier today, Premier Daniel Andrews announced that stage 4 lockdown will stay in place for another two weeks after the initial date of Sunday 13 September, until at least Monday 28 September. Third Step from 26 October 2020 subject to public health advice and if daily average is less than five new cases (state-wide) and less than five cases from unknown sources over the previous 14 days (state-wide total). Families have been told to expect that kids will not return to school as normal this term. "Some measures, though, must stay the same. Third Step – when regional Victoria reaches less than 5 cases on average over 14 days and zero cases with unknown source over 14 days. Premier Daniel Andrews has announced that Victoria's restrictions will remain in place until at least Monday, after Mother's Day. Melbourne's long lockdown to end on Tuesday night By Noel Towell, Paul Sakkal and Sean Tarek Goodwin October 26, 2020 — 7.59pm Save … •             Most restrictions dropped subject to safety conditions, •             Phased return to onsite work for those who have been working at home, Your restrictions and roadmap questions answered, Breakdown of roadmap for regional Victoria, Second Step (the first step applies to metropolitan Melbourne only), •             Public gatherings – up to five people from maximum of two households can meet outdoors, •             Schools – staged return to onsite learning for all students in Term Four, •             Outdoor playgrounds and outdoor pools reopen. Restaurants and cafes will only be able to offer take away once again, this will impact many venues as some will once again have to close. Prime Minister Scott Morrison held a press conference on Friday 8 May to discuss the expected three-stage plan to get back to a normal economy by July. Victoria declares state of disaster as Melbourne goes into stage 4 lockdown with an 8pm curfew Adrian Esterman - August 2, 2020 5 MIN READ Victorian Premier Daniel Andrews has announced that metropolitan Melbourne will move to “stage 4” restrictions from 6pm Sunday, as new cases of COVID-19 continue to rise. By using our website, you accept our use of cookies. And you'll be able to order beers without having a meal as well. This is due to the great effort Victorians have gone to recently in staying safe and staying home when possible. Melbourne will go back to stage 3 restrictions for a period of six weeks from midnight Wednesday 8 July. Last Tuesday, Premier Daniel Andrews suggested that easing of restrictions could be brought forward to today, but with several outbreaks in Melbourne's north, Andrews today announced that restrictions could stay as they are until the originally planned date11:59pm on Sunday 1 November. Further announcements have been made on top of the stage 4 restrictions made public on Sunday 2 August. These include the reopening of some retail, public gatherings of up to five people and childcare returning. Victoria is a month out from the end of its stage 4 lockdown but with a consistent drop in daily cases the strategy appears to be working — so what else does the Government need to … Schools will not be going back just yet. “The important thing here is that before September 13 ... will extend the state of emergency provisions within the Public Health and Well-Being Act for a maximum of 12 months,” said Andrews. Your web browser is no longer supported. Some restrictions have been relaxed slightly in response to public feedback, while greater clarity has been provided around some less clear restrictions. Elimination of COVID-19 possible in Victoria if lockdown endures By Tom Cowie May 3, 2020 — 6.14pm Save Log in, register or subscribe to save articles for later. • Leave … Due to the high rate of community transmission, Premier Daniel Andrews has brought in new rules for Victorians to abide by. “The whole way through this pandemic, our advice to Victorians has remained the same: “stay home”. The first step toward 'COVID normal' happens from today, here's what changes as of today. The continuing low numbers of community transmission and the high rates of testing give us confidence that cafes, restaurants, pubs and other hospitality businesses can begin planning for a phased re-opening from the beginning of June. “I think we are going to engage with all parties in the Victorian Parliament quite soon to talk about those changes and hopefully we can both have a very important agreement about how and when the Parliament sits and then we can have an orderly process to make those necessary changes,” Andrews stated. We use cookies (om nom nom nom) to provide a better online experience, including to serve targeted ads. These numbers are not an invitation for us to simply remove all the rules. "There are opportunities for some of those recreational activities that people are not able to partake in, maybe we can change some of those rules. Andrews also announced that we should be able to take the next step (lifting of 5km radius etc) from 19 October. Victoria's stage four lockdown also expected to be extended beyond September Victoria reported lowest rise in COVID-19 infections in seven weeks on … And we know that if just half the people who normally use public transport start driving to work, we will see our freeways and other major roads grind to a halt. That means maintaining your physical distance. Outdoor activities will also be permitted, no more than 10 people will be allowed to gather outdoors. During the second half of July, up to 100.". 'Beyond a joke': Victoria erupts as end-of-lockdown hopes dashed 25 Oct, 2020 05:42 AM Quick Read • Restaurants, cafes and bars will reopen with … The number of people on the roads and the transport network is already starting to increase and we cannot let that creep continue. All this points to a time when the lockdown rules begin to ease, but when will the lockdown end in Melbourne? And from Sunday 13 December, 30 people will be allowed in the home, just in time for Christmas. Stages will be reviewed every three weeks. Ski season and accommodation facilities with communal spaces will also open, but with increased screening and safeguards in place." Two people or a household can meet for up to two hours of exercise. "But I don't want to speculate too much. Premier Daniel Andrews gave a press conference in Melbourne on Monday morning saying there was now a clear and simple message: “Stay at home”. The Victorian lockdown has not just become drastically harsher – it is now due to run through until September 13, writes political columnist MICHELLE GRATTAN. Stay up to date with our live list of the latest updates of restrictions around Melbourne. From 11:59pm Wednesday 1 July the following suburbs will revert to the four reasons to leave your home as indicated in the initial stage 3 lockdown: “There will only be four reasons that you are permitted to leave your house and only if you really have to,”. But going forward—and in light of new evidence indicating increased activity—the obligation for employers to keep their staff working from home will now be included in the Chief Health Officer’s directions. COVID Normal – starts when no new cases occur for 28 days plus no active cases (state-wide) and no outbreaks of concern in other States and Territories. Provided case numbers stay low, these are the changes expected to take place next Sunday: Regional Victoria received better news, with further restrictions easing from Wednesday 1 November, including the reopening of gyms and fitness studios. Health Minister Jenny Mikakos today announced that a new dashboard will be released today that will show virus hot spots, allowing Melburnians to keep track of any outbreaks in their local council area. Community sport for kids and non-contact competition for adults can proceed as planned. Keeping it within a group of family and friends allows health services to trace the virus is another outbreak occurs. The changes come into effect at 11:59pm tonight. The Premier has declared a State Of Disaster in Victoria from 6pm tonight. More details will be released later on Monday. How to stay safe and well Find out what you can do to reduce the risk and stop the spread of … Read further information at premier.vic.gov.au. One of the key things that won’t change is working from home. By working from home, we limit the number of people moving around—and we limit the spread of this virus. "That closure will be enforced on the NSW side, so as not to be a drain on resources that are very much focused on fighting the virus right now across our state.”. From 22 June – this could increase to up to 50 patrons. Long-suffering Melburnians have exploded with relief after Premier Daniel Andrews finally announced an end to the state’s brutal lockdown. More people will be allowed to attend significant ceremonies such as weddings and funerals, and cultural venues like museums, galleries and drive-in cinemas can operate under specific restrictions. Victorians will be allowed to hike, play footy, play golf, among other activities. Adrianna Zappavigna news.com.au August 15, … Australia's most populous state, home to Sydney, will allow restaurants, playgrounds and outdoor pools to reopen on Friday as extensive testing has shown the spread of … one for metropolitan Melbourne and one for regional Victoria. And for employers, an obligation to support them in doing so. The announcement includes the re-opening of public spaces such as outdoor gyms, skateparks and playgrounds, along with swimming pools and some campgrounds. These include: Regional Victoria will see some changes take effect on 11:59pm, Sunday 13 September. Gyms will also reopen on this date. The government has published an FAQs page that you can read here. The rules remain in place until Monday.". Those living alone can select one guest to have over or visit for the duration of lockdown, Public gatherings of up to 5 people from a maximum of two households will be allowed, Grades prep, one, two and years 10, 11 and 12 (VC/VCAL) to return to school, Exercise with a personal trainer will be allowed, Gatherings at home will be extended to 5 people, Public gatherings will be extended to 10 people, Hospitality will begin to return recommence with outdoor seating, From 11:59pm on Sunday 31 May, you’ll be allowed a total of 20 people in your home, Outdoor gatherings will also increase to a total of 20 people, Overnight stays at private residences will be permitted, Overnight stays in accommodation will be permitted, Campgrounds without communal facilities to re-open, Libraries, youth centres and community facilities to re-open with a maximum of 20 people, plus the people needed to operate the facilities, Cultural venues like galleries, museums, zoos, drive-in cinemas to re-open with a maximum of 20 people per space, Swimming pools to re-open with a maximum of 20 patrons and additional safety measures in place, Personal care businesses like salons and tattoo shops to reopen with up to 20 customers at one time, Auctions and open-house inspections to resume with a 20 person limit, Non-food and drink market stalls will be able to reopen, Read the full release from Premier Daniel Andrews here, Masks will no longer be required outside provided you can social distance, The 'ring of steel' between metropolitan Melbourne and regional Victoria no longer applies, Households can have two visitors, but those visitors don't need to be from the same home, Overnight accommodation will reopen with some limitations, Hospitality venues can have 40 guests inside and 70 guests outside, Up to 20 people can attend a funeral indoors, and 50 outdoors, Indoor gyms will reopen with a capacity of up to 20 people, Indoor pools will reopen with a capacity of up to 20 people, Cinemas will reopen with 20 guests per space, Restaurants, hotels, cafes and bars reopen. 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