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Events Calendar

Current Restrictions for Regional Victoria
Monday 03 August 2020
Hits : 488

Updated August 5th

If you live in the local government areas of Greater Geelong, Colac Otway Shire, Golden Plains, Moorabool, Surf Coast and the Borough of Queenscliff, you cannot have visitors to your home, unless it is to deliver care or essential services.  

There are only 4 reasons you are permitted to leave your house, and you must wear a mask as soon as you leave your premises;

1 - Shopping for food and essentials

2 - Medical and care giving

3 - Work or Study if it cannot be completed from home

4 - Exercise - but NOT to leave more than 5km from your premises or to enter a restricted area

Social Visits - You cannot make social visits to the homes of friends and family, including to those outside of the area.

Living Separately - Partners living separately can visit each other at home.

Shared custody arrangements - All shared custody arrangements, whether informal or court-ordered can continue as normal. You can leave the house to take children from one parent’s home to the other parent’s home.

Childcare - You can use childcare services or take them to the house of a friend or family member so they can be cared for.

Who can visit your house - The following people can visit your home to provide essential services: 

  • a tradesperson visiting to fix a fault in your home, such as plumbing, wi-fi or electrical 
  • a person coming in to do child-minding or a child you are providing care to 
  • a person coming in to provide services or care (for example, cooking or cleaning) or medical attention 
  • Medical, volunteer or emergency services staff coming to your home to render assistance. 

People visiting your home for the above purposes must wear a face covering unless they have a lawful reason for not doing so. If you need help at home and you have someone come in, try to keep their time in your home to a minimum. If possible, remove yourself from the room where the service provider is working. Where possible, you should ensure physical distancing by keeping at least 1.5 metres between you and the service provider.  When a service provider comes to your home, minimise physical contact by paying with a direct bank transfer or contactless payment if possible. 

 

Public Places - You can visit friends and family in a public place. However, the public gathering is no more than 2 people including yourself. You must maintain 1.5m social distancing and not share any equipment. This means you can:

Permitted outdoor activities are fishing, boating, hunting, tennis, golf, surfing, horse riding and prospecting as they are non-contact 'individual' activities.

Victorians are being asked to be considerate and use common sense when it comes to seeing friends and family - especially those who are more vulnerable. That means seeing only those you need to – if you need to.

Weddings and Funerals 

  • You can have a wedding at your home, but guests will be limited to members of your household only, and the celebrant. So restricted to 5 people.
  • You can have a funeral at your home, but guests will be limited to members of your household only, and anyone necessary to conduct the funeral. Maximum of 10 people.

 Religious Ceremonies

No public meetings or gatherings. Can only be held as a broadcast.

Directions will continue to be enforced through spot checks by Victoria Police and use of emergency powers by the Department of Health and Human Services and Authorised Officers to ensure compliance with the directions of the Public Health Commander. 

Industry bodies, Victoria Police, WorkSafe, and Authorised Officers will work together to inform Victorians about the directions, as well as undertake enforcement and compliance activities as needed.

Community members can raise concerns about compliance with directions through the Police Assistance Line (PAL) on 131 444. Workers can raise concerns via WorkSafe on 03 9641 1555. And employers can talk to their industry regulator or peak body for specific industry related support.

A Coronavirus (COVID-19) Outbreak Joint Intelligence Unit has been established to support comprehensive preparedness and responses to outbreaks and identify and manage outbreak risks. DHHS and WorkSafe will co-ordinate intelligence and information on businesses that are non-compliant.

Victoria Police can issue on the spot fines of up to $1,652 for individuals and up to $9,913 for businesses for:

  • Refusing or failing to comply with the emergency directions
  • Refusing or failing to comply with a public health risk power direction
  • Refusing or failing to comply with a direction by the Deputy Chief Health Officer to provide information.

Fines of up to $20,000 for individuals and $100,000 for businesses are possible through the court system.

The fine for not wearing a face covering will be $200.

To stay updated visit https://www.dhhs.vic.gov.au/

 

Closed to public - community sport, indoor sport and recreation, holiday accommodation, camping grounds, beauty and personal care services, swimming pools, playgrounds, food courts, cinemas, theatres and concert venues, gaming venues and casinos, galleries, museums and zoos, saunas and bath houses.

Remaining open with social distancing regulations in place - retail with 4 square metre density limits, food and drink markets only, hairdressers, cafes/restaurants/pubs/clubs/bars for takeaway service only.

Current Restrictions for Regional Victoria

Monday 03 August 2020Hits : 488

Updated August 5th

If you live in the local government areas of Greater Geelong, Colac Otway Shire, Golden Plains, Moorabool, Surf Coast and the Borough of Queenscliff, you cannot have visitors to your home, unless it is to deliver care or essential services.  

There are only 4 reasons you are permitted to leave your house, and you must wear a mask as soon as you leave your premises;

1 - Shopping for food and essentials

2 - Medical and care giving

3 - Work or Study if it cannot be completed from home

4 - Exercise - but NOT to leave more than 5km from your premises or to enter a restricted area

Social Visits - You cannot make social visits to the homes of friends and family, including to those outside of the area.

Living Separately - Partners living separately can visit each other at home.

Shared custody arrangements - All shared custody arrangements, whether informal or court-ordered can continue as normal. You can leave the house to take children from one parent’s home to the other parent’s home.

Childcare - You can use childcare services or take them to the house of a friend or family member so they can be cared for.

Who can visit your house - The following people can visit your home to provide essential services: 

  • a tradesperson visiting to fix a fault in your home, such as plumbing, wi-fi or electrical 
  • a person coming in to do child-minding or a child you are providing care to 
  • a person coming in to provide services or care (for example, cooking or cleaning) or medical attention 
  • Medical, volunteer or emergency services staff coming to your home to render assistance. 

People visiting your home for the above purposes must wear a face covering unless they have a lawful reason for not doing so. If you need help at home and you have someone come in, try to keep their time in your home to a minimum. If possible, remove yourself from the room where the service provider is working. Where possible, you should ensure physical distancing by keeping at least 1.5 metres between you and the service provider.  When a service provider comes to your home, minimise physical contact by paying with a direct bank transfer or contactless payment if possible. 

 

Public Places - You can visit friends and family in a public place. However, the public gathering is no more than 2 people including yourself. You must maintain 1.5m social distancing and not share any equipment. This means you can:

Permitted outdoor activities are fishing, boating, hunting, tennis, golf, surfing, horse riding and prospecting as they are non-contact 'individual' activities.

Victorians are being asked to be considerate and use common sense when it comes to seeing friends and family - especially those who are more vulnerable. That means seeing only those you need to – if you need to.

Weddings and Funerals 

  • You can have a wedding at your home, but guests will be limited to members of your household only, and the celebrant. So restricted to 5 people.
  • You can have a funeral at your home, but guests will be limited to members of your household only, and anyone necessary to conduct the funeral. Maximum of 10 people.

 Religious Ceremonies

No public meetings or gatherings. Can only be held as a broadcast.

Directions will continue to be enforced through spot checks by Victoria Police and use of emergency powers by the Department of Health and Human Services and Authorised Officers to ensure compliance with the directions of the Public Health Commander. 

Industry bodies, Victoria Police, WorkSafe, and Authorised Officers will work together to inform Victorians about the directions, as well as undertake enforcement and compliance activities as needed.

Community members can raise concerns about compliance with directions through the Police Assistance Line (PAL) on 131 444. Workers can raise concerns via WorkSafe on 03 9641 1555. And employers can talk to their industry regulator or peak body for specific industry related support.

A Coronavirus (COVID-19) Outbreak Joint Intelligence Unit has been established to support comprehensive preparedness and responses to outbreaks and identify and manage outbreak risks. DHHS and WorkSafe will co-ordinate intelligence and information on businesses that are non-compliant.

Victoria Police can issue on the spot fines of up to $1,652 for individuals and up to $9,913 for businesses for:

  • Refusing or failing to comply with the emergency directions
  • Refusing or failing to comply with a public health risk power direction
  • Refusing or failing to comply with a direction by the Deputy Chief Health Officer to provide information.

Fines of up to $20,000 for individuals and $100,000 for businesses are possible through the court system.

The fine for not wearing a face covering will be $200.

To stay updated visit https://www.dhhs.vic.gov.au/

 

Closed to public - community sport, indoor sport and recreation, holiday accommodation, camping grounds, beauty and personal care services, swimming pools, playgrounds, food courts, cinemas, theatres and concert venues, gaming venues and casinos, galleries, museums and zoos, saunas and bath houses.

Remaining open with social distancing regulations in place - retail with 4 square metre density limits, food and drink markets only, hairdressers, cafes/restaurants/pubs/clubs/bars for takeaway service only.

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