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This Advice message is being issued for Victoria, replacing the Advice message from Saturday, 11 September, 2021.      

COVIDSafe Settings can be found on the Coronavirus website.

A statement from the Premier can be found on the Premier's website.

From 11.59pm on Wednesday, 15 September, 2021, Greater Shepparton will no longer be in lockdown and will have the same restrictions as the rest of Regional Victoria. The City of Ballarat will go into lockdown from 11.59pm.

In Metropolitan Melbourne and City of Ballarat:
  • A five-kilometre travel limit will apply.   
  • All authorised workers must carry a permit that is certified by their employer whenever they are travelling to work and attending work.    
Greater Shepparton must continue to abide by these restrictions until 11.59pm Wednesday, 15 September, 2021.

A stay-at-home curfew remains in place in Metropolitan Melbourne only - the curfew will not apply in the City of Ballarat. Between 9:00pm and 5:00am, you cannot leave your home (or the home of your intimate partner or bubble buddy) other than for limited reasons, including:       
  • Authorised work, health or medical purposes 
  • Care and support of a child or someone with special needs 
  • In an emergency or to escape harm.
In Metropolitan Melbourne and City of Ballarat there will be only five reasons to leave home:           
  • Shopping for necessary goods and services  
  • Care giving or compassionate reasons, including medical care or to get a COVID-19 test  
  • Authorised work or permitted education   
  • Exercise (once a day for two hours)   
  • To get a COVID-19 vaccination.
Face masks:     
  • Face masks must be worn indoors and outdoors for everyone aged 12 years and above, whenever you leave home, unless an exception applies.
Keep yourself and others safe: 
  • If you are unwell, get tested and stay at home. 
  • Stay safe by washing your hands regularly, wearing a face mask outside the home, coughing and sneezing into your elbow, and keeping at least 1.5 metres from others. 
  • Visit: How to stay safe and well.
Testing for COVID-19
  • Symptoms of COVID-19 include: fever, chills or sweats, cough, sore throat, shortness of breath, runny nose or loss of sense of smell or taste. If you have symptoms, get tested as soon as possible.
  • Stay at home until you receive your test result.  
Anyone who tests positive to COVID-19, as well as close contacts, must isolate for 14 days. Stay home. Don't go to work, school or shopping.

COVID-19 vaccination 
This message was issued by Department of Health.

The next update is expected by 16/09/2021 09:00 am or as the situation changes.

Stay informed:
The following services can help you, or someone you know, access information during an emergency:
  • To access this information in other languages call the Translating and Interpreting Service on 131 450 (freecall) and ask them to call the coronavirus (COVID-19)  hotline. 
  • Translated coronavirus (COVID-19) resources are available on the Coronavirus website
  • If you are deaf, hard of hearing, or have a speech/communication impairment contact National Relay Service on 1800 555 677 and ask them to call the coronavirus hotline.