17.10.2020 Victoria records one new case of COVID-19, no deaths
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28.09.2020 COVID 19 UPDATE
The Victorian Government is easing restrictions in Melbourne as part of the Second Step in the roadmap for reopening Victoria.
A reduction in the number of coronavirus (COVID-19) cases in Melbourne in recent weeks has occurred faster than predicted, allowing for some small changes.
There are some important changes to understand if you live in metropolitan Melbourne:
•The 9pm-5am curfew will no longer be in place from 5am, 28 September 2020
•Religious gatherings and ceremonies can take place outdoors with five people and one faith leader, next to a place of worship
•Childcare is open to all children
•All primary school students, VCE and VCAL students (including Year 10 students in VCE) and specialist school students will return to their schools for learning from October 12
•Five people from a maximum of two households can meet outdoors for a social gathering in a public place like a park. You cannot travel further than 5km and there is a two hour time limit.
•You will now be required to wear a face mask whenever you leave home, covering your nose and mouth. You cannot wear a face covering such as a scarf, bandana or face shield.
Additionally, the Victorian Government has announced that metropolitan Melbourne will move to the Third Step as soon as the 14 day daily average of new cases is less than five, with movement between steps spaced at least three weeks apart. The October 26 date no longer applies.
There are still only four reasons to leave your home; shopping for food and essential items, exercise and outdoor activity, permitted work and study, and caregiving.
You must continue to stay within 5km of your home for shopping and exercise.
For more details on what is allowed under the new restrictions, visit vic.gov.au/roadmap