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Metropolitan Melbourne - The First Step

The First Step of eased restrictions will begin at 11:59pm on Sunday 13 September 2020.

  •  Masks and face coverings will continue to be compulsory when you leave home.
  • There will still be only four reasons to leave home (school or work, care or caregiving, to purchase essentials and exercise).
  • Residents are not permitted to go more than 5 kms from their primary place of residence. No one is to leave their local area.
  • A curfew across metropolitan Melbourne is in place from 9pm to 5am every night. The only reason to be out during this time is to get care, give care, travel to and from work or be at work.
  • 2 hours of exercise per day is permitted, over two sessions, no further than 5 kms from your home.
  • Only one person per household can go to the shops for essential items.
  • Visitors to the home: only 1 nominated visitor if you are living alone/single parent
  • Essential businesses will be kept open.
  • Childcare and schools continue remote and flexible learning with on-site supervision for children of permitted workers and vulnerable children who cannot learn from home.
  • Fines will be issued by Police if these restrictions and conditions are breached.

In the current Restriction, you must wear a mask or face covering when you leave your home. For more information, click here.

Regional Victoria, including Mitchell Shire - The Second Step

The Second Step of eased restrictions will begin at 11:59pm on Sunday 13 September 2020

Masks and face coverings will continue to be compulsory when you leave home.

There will still be only four reasons to leave home (school or work, care or care-giving, to purchase essentials and exercise), however:

  • childcare will be open to all children
  • schools will begin a staged return to onsite learning from Term 4
  • up to 5 people from a maximum of 2 households can meet outdoors for social interaction
  • Visitors to the home: only 1 nominated visitor if you are living alone/single parent
  • Outdoor exercise and recreation allowed. Fines will be issued by Police if these restrictions and conditions are breached.

During these current Restrictions, you must wear a mask or face covering when you leave your home. For more information, click here.

Please stay updated via www.dhhs.vic.gov.au/coronavirus

Aboriginal community testing for coronavirus

If you feel unwell or have any symptoms of coronavirus, including a sore throat, runny nose, cough, fever, shortness of breath, loss of smell — you should get tested and stay home until you get the results from your test.

To organise a test contact your local ACCO, call your GP or the coronavirus (COVID0-19) hotline on 1800 675 398.

Aboriginal community controlled health services

If you feel more comfortable being tested in an Aboriginal community controlled health service, please contact:

Bunurong Health Services

  • Location: Dandenong
  • Phone: (03) 8902 9700

First Peoples Health and Wellbeing

  • Location: Thomastown
  • Phone: (03) 9070 8181

Victorian Aboriginal Health Service

  • Location: Fitzroy
  • Phone: 0478 767 140

Victorian Aboriginal Community Controlled Health Organisation (VACCHO)

VACCHO has information on culturally safe testing and referrals. Visit their website here.

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people should be aware that this website may contain images, voices or names of deceased persons in photographs, film, audio recordings or printed material. To listen to our Acknowledgement of Country, click here.