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COVID-19 Update: Melbourne lockdown extended by 14-days

16/8/2021

Victorian Premier Daniel Andrews has announced an extension to Metropolitan Melbourne’s current lockdown and a tightening of the current restrictions until 11.59pm on Thursday 2 September.

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?

Out Doors programs scheduled to take place before Thursday 2 September won’t be running and will be rescheduled for a later date. Programs that are running after this date will be assessed in a fortnight, 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. We will continue to monitor the latest advice from the Victorian Government and follow their advice and recommendations.

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

What are the restrictions?

  • A curfew will be reinstated in Melbourne from 9 pm to 5 am, as of 11.59 pm tonight, 16 August 2021
  • There are 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.
    • Exercising for 2 hours per day outside of the home within 5 km radius of home (with one other person from your household and/or dependants if they cannot be left at home). Outdoor exercise areas and equipment, including playgrounds, baseball courts, skateparks will be closed.
    • Caregiving and compassionate and medical reasons, including having a COVID-19 test.
    • Authorised work or permitted education – except for essential/permitted workers (who will require an essential worker permit), everyone must work from home.
    • To get vaccinated.
  • Masks are 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. 

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

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:

Keep safe 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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