Victoria will be plunged into yet another statewide lockdown at midnight on Thursday.
The snap lockdown would be Victoria's third for the year and fifth in total.
It will be an identical strategy to the lockdown that started on May 29.
As of 11.59pm tonight, there will be only five reasons to leave home and you must stay within five kilometres of your home:
- Essential shopping
- Authorised work
- Exercise (two-hour limit with one other person)
- Care giving
- Getting vaccinated
Parts of regional Victoria could potentially leave the five-day lockdown early depending on results.
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Masks must be worn indoors and outdoors.
Schools and universities will move to remote learning.
No visitors are allowed to your home other than intimate partner. Single household bubbles are permitted, if you live alone you can make a bubble with another person.
No public gatherings are allowed.
Restaurants, pubs and cafes can provide takeaway only.
Only essential retail can remain open - other retail can provide click and collect.
Childcare and kindergartens are to remain open as per the last lockdown.
Approved professional sport will continue but without crowds.
Aged care facilities will be allowed no visitors except for very limited reasons.
In hospitals, visitors are only allowed for end of life, accompanying a birth, or caring for a child.
Funerals will allow a maximum of 10 people.
Community sport, accommodation, pubs, hotels, casinos, indoor and outdoor entertainment, swimming pools, community libraries/toy libraries, hairdressing, drive-in cinemas, amusement parks, galleries and museums will all close.
The full restrictions can be found here.
See all the COVID exposure sites here.
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