What Stage 3 restrictions mean for you

Last week, the State Government introduced its Stage Three social distancing restrictions. If you’re wondering how it affects you and what you can and can’t do, we’re here to help.

The restrictions are in place right now. Under the restrictions, there are only four reasons to leave your home:

• food and supplies

• medical care

• exercise, and

• work or education

The State Government is restricting gatherings to no more than two people. It’s important to note that this does not mean social visits are okay. What it means is that essential meetings, such as assisting someone vulnerable, can continue.

There are some exceptions including gathering with members of your immediate household, funerals (maximum 10 people) and weddings (maximum 5 people).

Please be aware that you could face fines if you leave the house for non-essential reasons – so if in doubt, don’t go out.

To adhere to the new restrictions, Council has closed all playgrounds, skate parks, and outdoor gyms. Parks and reserves are still open and you can walk through these areas and play in the open space for short periods, providing you adhere to social distancing requirements.

A reminder that all of our community facilities remain closed to the public, and we have cancelled all non-essential activities and programs for the foreseeable future.

We will continue to deliver our essential services including aged care, disability services, immunisations, and phone appointments for Maternal and Child Health.

*This was the most up-to-date information when published. For the latest on COVID-19 restrictions, visit dhhs.vic.gov.au/coronavirus

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