Health and wellbeing

Life under Stage 3 restrictions

As we see, read and hear Melbourne and national media reports about Covid-19 restrictions, we here in Gippsland can find it confusing to sort out which restrictions are for Melbourne (Stage 4), and which are for us in the bush.

Here’s a quick guide to Stage 3 restrictions in Gippsland’s six LGAs from a couple of sources. At the end is a link to official info from the state government – worth keeping eye on as they tweak and clarify some points. The restrictions begin at 11.59pm on Wednesday 5 August.

STAY AT HOME, except for:
Shopping for food and essentials
Medical and care-giving
Work and study – if you can’t do it from home
Exercise (see Public Gatherings & Exercise below)

SCHOOLS (from the morning of Weds 5 Aug)
Return to flexible and remote learning for all students, with the exception of specialist school students and students with parents who are required to work away from home.

INTIMATE PARTNERS
Visits allowed.

SECOND RESIDENCE
No visits by Melbourne people outside of their restricted area.

VISITORS
No visitors allowed in the home.

CLOSED
Community sport
Indoor sport, recreation and gyms
Holiday accommodation
Camping
Beauty and personal care services
Swimming pools and saunas
Play centres and playgrounds
Arenas and stadiums
Food courts
Cinemas, theatres and concert venues
Gaming venues
Galleries, museums and zoos

OPEN
Most retail, with 4sqm density rule
Markets – food & drink only
Hairdressers
Takeaway & delivery only: cafes, restaurants, pubs & clubs

WEDDINGS
Restricted to five people.

FUNERALS
Restricted to 10 people, plus those conducting the funeral.

RELIGIOUS CEREMONIES
Online & broadcast only.

PUBLIC GATHERINGS & EXERCISE
Household group or two people.

REAL ESTATE
Remote auctions only
Inspections by appointment

PERMITTED OUTDOOR ACTIVITIES, with restrictions
Fishing
Boating
Tennis
Golf
Surfing

We encourage you to click HERE for further details from the state government

Need to know more?
If you need further information beyond what is published here, or is available via the link above, you can call the 24/7 Coronavirus hotline on 1800 675 398.

Wearing a mask when not at home is now mandatory for people over 12 years old.

Covid-19 testing details HERE

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