Circuit breaker restrictions from 11.59pm 27 May

The State Government has announced that from 11.59pm Thursday 27 May, Victoria will enter circuit breaker restrictions until 11.59pm on Thursday 3 June 2021.

During the seven-day circuit breaker lockdown, there will be five reasons to leave home:

  • Food and supplies
  • Authorised work
  • Care and caregiving
  • Exercise, for up to two hours and with one other person
  • Getting vaccinated.

Exercise and shopping will be limited to five kilometres from home. If there’s no shops in your 5km radius, you can travel to the ones closest to you. Shopping is also limited to one person per day, per household.

Face masks will also need to be worn inside and outdoors – everywhere except your own home.

Private and public gatherings will not be permitted, although visiting your intimate partner is allowed, as are single person bubbles.

Childcare and kinder will remain open, but schools will close other than for the children of authorised workers and vulnerable kids.

Shops like supermarkets, food stores, bottle shops, banks, petrol stations and pharmacies will also remain open. Cafes and restaurants will be able to offer take-away only. Gyms, hairdressers, community facilities and entertainment venues will all close. Non-essential retail may only open for click and collect.

The State Government has also announced that from tomorrow and dependent on supply from the Federal Government, all Victorians over the age of 40 will be eligible for the COVID-19 vaccine.

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