Covid 19 Update- 10.08.2021

Metro Melbourne
From 8:00pm Thursday 5 August 2021 restrictions across Victoria have changed.

Changes have been introduced to slow the spread of COVID-19 by reducing the number of people leaving their homes and moving around Victoria.

This means that you cannot leave your home other than for one of the five following reasons:

  • shopping for necessary goods and services
  • caregiving or compassionate reasons, including medical care or to get a COVID-19 test
  • authorised work or permitted education
  • exercise (once a day for 2 hours)
  • to get a COVID-19 vaccination

Visit the Coronavirus website for further information regarding Metro Melbourne restrictions.



Regional Victoria

From 11:59pm on Monday 9 August 2021, restrictions in regional Victoria are easing:

  • There are no restrictions on the reasons to leave home but staying COVIDSafe remains important.
  • Residents of regional Victoria must not travel to Metropolitan Melbourne other than for permitted reasons. These include:
    • for authorised work or permitted education
    • to visit an intimate partner
    • for care and compassionate reasons
    • to access COVID-19 vaccination provided it is to the closest facility where vaccination can be obtained, or
    • to access necessary good and services provided this is to the closest facility where these can be obtained.
  • While in metropolitan Melbourne for the above reasons, residents of regional Victoria must comply with all directions that are in force.
  • There are no restrictions on travelling to other parts of regional Victoria. If visiting an Alpine resort, it is strongly recommended that you have a COVID-19 test performed and receive a negative result within 72 hours of entering the resort.
  • Face masks are mandatory indoors and outdoors. You do not need to wear a mask in your own home, or if a lawful exception applies.
  • If you have any symptoms, no matter how mild you should get tested for COVID-19.

Visit the Coronavirus website for further information regarding Regional Victoria restrictions.