Covid 19 Updates- 12.10.2021

Restrictions in Metropolitan Melbourne, Mitchell Shire, and Mildura Rural City Council

You cannot leave your home other than for one of the six following reasons:

  • shopping for necessary goods and services (once per day, one person per household)
  • caregiving or compassionate reasons, including medical care or to get a COVID-19 test
  • authorised work (with a permit) or permitted education
  • exercise (once a day for up to 4 hours, and that 4 hours includes any time spent outdoors socialising in limited groups)
  • outdoor social interaction in limited groups (once a day for up to 4 hours, and that 4 hours includes any time spent on exercise)
  • to get a COVID-19 vaccination (provided the distance travelled, and the time taken is no more than is absolutely necessary)

Restrictions in regional Victoria (except Mitchell Shire and Mildura Rural City Council)

  • 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 (including Mitchell Shire and Mildura Rural City Council), other than for permitted reasons. These include: 
    • for authorised work or permitted education
    • to visit an intimate partner
    • for care and compassionate reasons, including permitted child minding
    • to access necessary goods and services provided they are from the facility that is closest to where you live
    • other limited reasons such as moving house

Victorian Border Crossing Permit directions
The Victorian Border Crossing Permit Directions (No. 33) come into force at 11:59:00pm on 29 September 2021 and end at 11:59:00pm on 21 October 2021. They replace the Victorian Border Crossing Permit Directions (No. 32). Click here to view the Victorian Border Crossing Permit directions (No 33.)

Victorian Government Vaccination brochure
Please see the attached information brochure from the Victorian Government with FAQs on Vaccinations which may be useful. Download here...

Victoria’s Roadmap- Delivering the National Plan
The Roadmap has been developed based on expert modelling from the Burnet Institute and is set against COVID-19 thresholds including hospitalisation rates, and the vaccination targets already set out in the National Plan to transition Australia’s National COVID-19 Response. Visit the Coronavirus website for more information on the Victorian Roadmap.