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Vic's 'state of disaster' restrictions



  • Victorians will be subject to tougher lifestyle restrictions, including a curfew, after the latest daily toll of confirmed COVID-19 cases topped 670.
  • MELBOURNE, AAP - VICTORIA'S NEW COVID-19 RESTRICTIONSSTAGE 4 RESTRICTIONS IMPACTING MELBOURNE INCLUDE:* a ban on travelling more than 5km from home for shopping or recreation;* limiting daily exercise to one hour, no more than 5km from home and in groups of no more than two;BUSINESSES THAT CAN STILL OPERATE:* Takeaway food providers.* People will only be allowed outdoors to shop for food and essential items, provide care and caregiving, and for exercise, work and study.* Restaurants and cafes can only offer delivery and takeaway.* Community sport will stop.* From Wednesday, all school students across the state will learn from home with the exception of some "special schools" or due to parental work commitments.* The same rules will apply to Melbourne's kinder and early childhood education services from Thursday.* Breaches of the regulations can lead to a $1652 fine.* More restrictions relating to employment and workplaces are due to be announced on Monday."The time for discretion, the time for accepting some of this bad behaviour, is over" - Premier Daniel Andrews.
  • * The changes remain in place until September 13.
  • * Study at TAFE and university will also have to done remotely.
  • * Beauty shops and those offering personal services, as well as entertainment and cultural venues will need to close.
  • * Restaurants, bars, cafes and gyms to shut from midnight on Wednesday.
  • * Essential retail outlets, including food stores.
  • * bans on weddings taking place from midnight on Wednesday.
  • * allowing only one person per household to shop once a day;
  • * an 8pm-5am curfew for metropolitan Melbourne (unless you are going to or from work or to get or give care);
  • The state government has declared a "state of disaster", effective from 6pm Sunday, allowing it to expand restrictions on people's movements.