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COVID-19 Update: Victoria goes into 7-day circuit breaker lockdown

27/5/2021

Acting Victorian Premier James Merlino this morning announced a snap state-wide seven-day lockdown until 11.59pm on Thursday 3 June.

For further information please visit the Victorian Government’s coronavirus (COVID-19) website, which will be updated as additional information becomes available.

What does this mean for Out Doors?

Unfortunately, Out Doors scheduled programs from Monday 31 May – Friday 4 June won’t be running while the state is in lockdown. Programs that are running after this date will be assessed next week, and we will provide advice based on the Victorian Government’s recommendations.

Participants who are registered to attend any of these programs will be contacted by Out Doors Inc. staff.

If you need to get in touch with us, please Contact Us.

What are the restrictions?

Source: The Victorian Government’s Coronavirus (COVID-19) website

Acting Victorian Premier James Merlino this morning announced a snap state-wide seven-day lockdown until 11.59pm on Thursday 3 June.

From 11.59pm tonight, 27 May 2021, Victoria will move to Stage 4 restrictions as follows:

  • There will be 5 permitted reasons to leave home:
    • Shopping for necessary goods and services within 5km of home, unless nearest shops are further– one household member once per day
    • To get vaccinated (40-49 year old age group now eligible for a vaccine, including Pfizer where available)
    • Caregiving and compassionate reasons
    • Authorised work or permitted education
    • Exercising for 2 hours per day outside of the home (with household members, intimate partner or one other person who is not from a person’s household or their intimate partner)
  • Masks will be compulsory everywhere except for in the home
  • The 5km from home limit will apply except for permitted work, unless there is a need for essential items beyond that distance. 

For more information on lockdown restrictions, please visit and read the Statement from Acting Premier James Merlino.

We all need to continue to play our part to help slow the spread of coronavirus (COVID-19).

What if I need to talk to someone?

If you or anyone you know needs to talk to someone during this time, contact:

We wish you all the best during this difficult time and will keep you updated via email and our FacebookInstagram and Twitter accounts. 

Media Contact: Iudita Trifa-Schmidt, iudita@outdoorsinc.org.au or (03) 9417 2111.

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