From 11.59pm Wednesday night regional Victoria moved to Step 3 of restrictions. It’s a much needed announcement for our area, especially for local businesses and those who have been socially isolated.
While the changes are incremental, we now have more opportunity to get back out in the community and support each other and local business.
I post regular updates on my Facebook page – Peter Walsh MP, regarding changes to the restrictions. If you haven’t already please follow my page to stay updated.
The following is a glance at the Step 3 restrictions.
Additional information regarding the Road-map for Reopening- Regional Victoria can be found here.
Information for restrictions on particular industries can be found here
From Thursday 17 September restrictions of movement within the NSW/VIC border region have been eased to make day to day life a lot easier for people in border communities.
Border region residents are now able to travel within the border region for any reason with a current permit.
If you have a current border region resident permit it will now be subject to the amended permit conditions and will remain valid until its date of expiry.
The following information is supplied from NSW Government explaining travel within the area;
If you are a border region resident who is a Victorian resident:
• you must not travel to any part of NSW that is outside of the border region
• you must not enter NSW if you have been in a restricted area in Victoria or in a COVID-19 Area of concern in the previous 14 days.
Victorian residents will no longer be obliged to comply with the stay-at-home directions imposed in regional Victoria while in NSW or be restricted to entering NSW for a “permitted purpose”.
If you are a border region resident who is a NSW resident:
• you must not travel to any part of Victoria that is outside of the border region or is a COVID-19 Area of concern
• if you do travel outside the border region in Victoria your permit will no longer authorise you to enter NSW and you will need to apply for a NSW resident’s permit to re-enter NSW (requiring flight into Sydney Airport and quarantine).
If you develop any symptoms of COVID-19 we strongly encourage you to get tested and self-isolate.
You can apply for a border pass at Service NSW by clicking here
A question we have been asked regularly is regarding camping and use of the Murray River
Camping is permitted in regional Vic from 11.59pm Wednesday 16 September – camping and caravan parks can open. The household “social bubble” limit applies.
Border zone residents can access the Murray River from Thursday 17 September; however, you will need to have your border permit and ID on you when accessing the river.
If you have any further questions, do not hesitate to contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org or phone my office on 5482 2039
Stay safe and keep up the good work