WHEN DO I HAVE TO WEAR A FACE MASK?
You must always wear a face mask outdoors and indoors (except in your own home).
ARE SCHOOLS OPEN?
Schools will be closed and resume remote learning from Friday. Students of essential workers or vulnerable families can apply to be at school.
CAN I GO TO UNIVERSITY OR TAFE?
Higher education and training will also be closed.
IS CHILDCARE OPEN?
Childcare, kinders and family day care will remain open.
HOW FAR CAN I GO FROM HOME?
You can only travel 5km from your home unless travelling for one of the five permitted reasons. Singles can travel to visit their “bubble partner”.
CAN I GO TO WORK?
If you can work from home, you must work from home. A limited list of essential workers is the only exemption.
WHAT DO I NEED TO DO IF I GO TO THE SUPERMARKET OR SHOPS?
Make sure you use the QR check-in upon entering. Limit your trip to once per day and shop alone, not with your family.
WHAT STORES/BUSINESSES ARE ALLOWED TO OPEN?
Only essential services such as supermarkets and chemists will be open.
CAN I STILL GO OUT FOR DINNER OR A DRINK?
No. Restaurants and cafes will return to takeaway only.
CAN I GO ON HOLIDAY?
No. Wherever you are staying on Thursday night you should remain.
CAN I TRAVEL TO REGIONAL VICTORIA FROM MELBOURNE?
No. There is no “ring of steel” but spot checks will take place to ensure people are not breaking the 5km travel limit.
CAN I HAVE A BBQ WITH MY MATES IN THE PARK?
No. You can only meet one other person outside for the purpose of exercise within the travel and time limits.
WILL CROWDS BE ALLOWED AT THE FOOTY OR RACES?
No Crowds will not be allowed at any sporting events.
CAN GUESTS VISIT MY HOME?
No. You must not have visitors to your home.
CAN MY INTIMATE PARTNER VISIT MY HOME?
Yes. This is an exception to the visitor rule.
I’M SINGLE. CAN I VISIT SOMEONE?
If you live alone and are single, you can form a “single bubble” with one other person.
You can visit this one person, and this one person only.
CAN A TRADESPERSON COME TO MY HOME?
Only for emergency repairs.
WHAT ARE THE RULES ON EXERCISE?
You can only exercise within 5km of your home and only for two hours per day.
CAN MY KIDS AND I STILL PLAY LOCAL SPORT?
No. All community sport will be cancelled.
CAN I GO TO THE GYM?
No. Gyms are closed.
CAN I TAKE MY KIDS TO THE LOCAL PARK OR PLAYGROUND?
Yes. You can go to the park or playground if it is within 5km of your home and you should socially distance there.
CAN I GO TO A HAIRDRESSER OR BEAUTY SALON?
No. They will be closed.
CAN I GO TO THE CINEMA, CASINO OR OTHER ENTERTAINMENT VENUE?
No. All indoor and outdoor entertainment venues, including cinemas, drive-ins, casinos, pokies venues and betting venues will be closed.
CAN I STILL GET MARRIED OR GO TO A WEDDING?
Weddings cannot take place during the lockdown.
WHAT ABOUT FUNERALS?
Funerals are limited to 10 people (and those necessary to conduct the funeral). Children under 12 months old are not counted towards this cap.
CAN I ATTEND CHURCH?
No. All in-person religious ceremonies will be cancelled.
I’M DUE TO HAVE A BABY. CAN MY PARTNER OR A SUPPORT PERSON BE WITH ME?
Yes, your partner can be with you.
I’M IN THE HOSPITAL OR AN AGED CARE FACILITY. CAN I HAVE VISITORS?
Visitors in healthcare and aged care facilities will be limited to no more than two visitors per day.
CAN I LEAVE HOME FOR MEDICAL CARE?
CAN I TRAVEL OUTSIDE MY 5KM FOR COVID TESTING OR A VACCINATION?
Yes. You can travel to be tested or get vaccinated, within reason.
I’M BOOKED IN FOR SURGERY/A PROCEDURE. WILL IT GO AHEAD?
Hospitals and surgeons will make the call depending on your level of need.
CAN I BUY A HOUSE OR HOST AN INSPECTION?
All inspections will be called off and auctions will only be able to take place remotely.