What are the new coronavirus restrictions for Victoria?

What are the new coronavirus restrictions for Victoria?

07/15/2021

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The Victorian government on Thursday announced new coronavirus restrictions to apply from 11.59pm on Thursday, July 15.

In this article you will find a run through of the new rules for the state. It will be updated as new information becomes available so please check back for the latest information.

One of the latest outbreaks has spread from removalists who worked at the Ariele Apartments, where this government worker was delivering food to locked down residents. Credit:Jason South

Masks

Changes were made to the health orders in place in Victoria to make masks mandatory inside (excluding your own home) for everyone over 12 years old unless an exemption applies, including in offices and secondary schools, from 11.59pm on Wednesday night. However, masks will now be required to be worn outside as well at all times.

Masks must also be worn outdoors if you cannot maintain a 1.5-metre distance from people who are not from your household (such as undertaking outdoor exercise).

The government said exceptions would apply and these can be found here.

Leaving home

There are only five reasons to leave home during the current lockdown.

You are allowed to leave your home to get food and supplies, exercising for up to two hours and no more than 5kms from your home. For care or caregiving, work or education if you can’t do it from home. You are also allowed to leave your home to get vaccinated.

Only one person per household is allowed to leave to do the shopping.

Working

A list of authorised work and workers will be available online.

The Premier said if you were an authorised worker during the last lockdown, you will be an authorised working again this time around.

Everyone else must work from home.

Returning from a red zone

For anyone who has returned from a red zone on a permit, you are required to follow the rules listed on the permit.

That means going straight home to quarantine for 14 days and leaving only to get tested.

More to come

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