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.
No visits by Melbourne people outside of their restricted area.
No visitors allowed in the home.
Indoor sport, recreation and gyms
Beauty and personal care services
Swimming pools and saunas
Play centres and playgrounds
Arenas and stadiums
Cinemas, theatres and concert venues
Galleries, museums and zoos
Most retail, with 4sqm density rule
Markets – food & drink only
Takeaway & delivery only: cafes, restaurants, pubs & clubs
Restricted to five people.
Restricted to 10 people, plus those conducting the funeral.
Online & broadcast only.
PUBLIC GATHERINGS & EXERCISE
Household group or two people.
Remote auctions only
Inspections by appointment
PERMITTED OUTDOOR ACTIVITIES, with restrictions
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