The State Government has announced an update to COVID-19 restrictions for metropolitan Melbourne – which includes all of Yarra Ranges.
From 11.59pm Thursday, 10 June, the following changes have been made to existing restrictions:
- The five reasons to leave home no longer apply for metropolitan Melbourne.
- The existing 10km limit has now been increased to 25km.
- The only reasons to go further than 25km are for work, education,care and caregiving, and getting vaccinated.
- People in metropolitan Melbourne are still NOT permitted to travel to regional Victoria.
- Masks must still be worn indoors at all times, but are no longer required outdoors (unless you can’t socially distance)
- Outdoor gatherings are now allowed with a maximum of 10 people, however visitors to your home are still not allowed (with the exception of single bubbles and intimate partners).
- Schools will be able to resume face-to-face learning from Friday 11 June.
- Cafes, restaurants and pubs will open, with strict safety measures like density limits, seated service and QR codes in place.
- Remaining retail businesses will also open, while hairdressing, beauty and personal care can resume but only where masks can be kept on.
- Weddings are limited to 10 people, and funerals no more than 50. Religious gatherings also have a limit of 50.
- Swimming pools, entertainment venues and community facilities will also open subject to density limits.
- Community sport can return but only for the purpose of training.
This coming week will be crucial to prevent the virus spreading further.
Please wear a mask, practice social distancing, check Victorian Department of Health‘s exposure site list, get tested if you have any symptoms, no matter how minor and, if you’re eligible, get vaccinated.