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This Advice message is issued for Victoria, replacing the Advice message from Thursday 15 July.  

The current statewide lockdown, which commenced on 11:59pm Thursday 15 July, has been extended until 11:59pm Tuesday 27 July. View the COVIDSafe Settings here.

There are only five reasons to leave home and a five-kilometre travel limit applies.

This means that you cannot leave your home unless for one of these five reasons:

  • Shopping for necessary goods and services.  
  • Care and care giving. 
  • Exercise for up to two hours.
  • Authorised work and education.
  • To get a COVID-19 vaccination. 
Face masks:
  • Face masks must be worn indoors and outdoors by anyone aged 12 years and over, whenever you leave your home.
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 28/07/2021 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 here.
  • 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.