On Sunday 24 May, the Premier announced plans for further easing of COVID-19 restrictions in Victoria as part of step 2.
Two dates have been outlined in June, with phase one of Step 2 to be implemented from 1 June and phase two of Step 2 to be implemented from 22 June.
Separately, changes are occurring today with some students returning to school. From today, restrictions will also lift on the use of outdoor playgrounds, skate parks and communal gym equipment.
Here are the details on what has been announced:
From 1 June, we will start to see more significant changes to COVID-19 restrictions.
Groups of up to 20 people will be permitted in many circumstances, with people density and physical distancing measures still in place.
We will also be allowed to stay overnight in both homes and tourist accommodation.
More businesses will be re-opening and businesses who have been limited to what they can do will be able to do more.
Summary of Step 2 Easing
The snow season will also open on June 22.
Today Victorian Foundation, Grade 1 and 2, specialist school students and students completing VCE and VCAL will return to school. All other students, from Years 3 to 10, will return on June 9.
Schools will implement special measures to prevent adults congregating and physical distancing will be adhered to among staff. Schools will also undergo more frequent cleaning.
It’s important that we continue to support our students throughout this year. Getting children back into the classroom, in front of a dedicated teacher, is a great start.
CONFIRMED AND ACTIVE COVID-19 CASES
Locally there have been few changes.
Further information and updates regarding Covid-19 can be found here
As the Opposition, we have also put forward a plan to the government with positive and constructive suggestions on how they can reboot the Victorian economy. You can find more detail on that here.
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In line with official advice from Parliament our electorate office is still closed for walk-in and face-to-face meetings until further notice.
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