State of Disaster

Victoria entered a State of Disaster from 6pm on Sunday 2 August until Sunday 13 September. This will give police additional powers to make sure people are complying with public health directions.

Melbourne will move to stage 4 restrictions from 6pm on 2 August 2020.

A curfew will be implemented across Melbourne from 8pm to 5am. The only reason to leave home during these times will be work, medical care and caregiving.

New duration, distance and gathering limits will apply to shopping and exercise. Exercise will be limited to one hour a day within a five-kilometre radius of your home. Group size will be limited to two, regardless of if you are in the same household or not.

Shopping for essentials will be limited to one person per household per day. A five-kilometre limit will apply.

All Victorian students will move to remote learning from Wednesday 5 August.

From 11:59pm on Sunday 2 August 2020 all Victorian’s must wear a face covering when leaving home.

Stay home and get tested if you have symptoms of coronavirus (COVID-19) no matter how mild: including fever, chills, cough, sore throat, shortness of breath, runny nose, loss of sense of smell or taste. Go home straight after your test and self-isolate while you wait for the results. You must not go to a workplace until you get your results

Coronavirus hotline 1800 675 398

If you suspect you may have coronavirus (COVID-19) call the dedicated hotline – open 24 hours, 7 days.